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Kansas Vs. Northern Illinois Final Score: Jayhawks Lose 30-23

The Northern Illinois Huskies, down 10 to the Kansas Jayhawks early in the fourth quarter, mounted a comeback of 17 unanswered points to prevail 30-23. The Huskies were led by quarterback Jordan Lynch's 369 all-purpose yards and two passing touchdowns.

Kansas struggled to get their passing attack going, with quarterback Dayne Crist completing only 10 of 26 pass attempts for 147 yards. The Jayhawks' ground game stepped up, with running back James Sims gaining 91 yards on 18 rushes, including two touchdowns.

Following a Leighton Settle touchdown run to put Northern Illinois up 7 with 4:33 remaining, Kansas had one last shot to take the game to overtime. However, Northern Illinois' defense held, with the Jayhawks turning the ball over on downs. The Huskies were then able to run out the clock and secure the win.

Box Score Hero: Jordan Lynch completed 23 of 35 pass attempts for 235 yards and two touchdowns. Lynch also carried the ball 22 times for 134 yards.

Rankings Ramifications: Both teams currently sit outside the Top 25, so this game shouldn't impact the rankings.

But Did They Cover? Northern Illinois was favored by 10 coming into this game, but failed to cover the spread.

For More On This Game: Visit Red And Black Attack for more on the Northern Illinois Huskies, and visit Rock Chalk Talk for more on the Kansas Jayhawks.

Next Week's Schedule: Northern Illinois hosts Central Michigan next week. Kansas plays next when they visit Kansas State Oct. 6th.

This article was originally posted on SB