UMass won't find its first win of the season in this game, with the MAC-leading Northern Illinois Huskies cruising with a 35-0 lead at the half.
Junior quarterback Jordan Lynch has been a hot knife through butter, dicing up the Minutemen defensive front with 308 total yards and three touchdowns. Of those 308 yards, 153 have come on the ground, highlighted by a 57-yard run in the second quarter.
The Minutemen have not been able to sustain a drive, going 3-10 on third down and 0-4 on fourth down. Quarterback Mike Wegzyn is 14-for-25 with 114 yards but has not been able to equal Lynch in the ground game.
Keith Harris Jr. has added two rushing scores for Northern Illinois, scoring on goal-line carries of 1 and 2 yards.
Umass remains winless on the season, including 0-4 in conference play, while Northern Illinois will likely roll to a 9-1 record.