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Updated 11/26/2013

Western Michigan at No. 14-Northern Illinois at 7 pm ET on ESPN2

Western Michigan Game Notes

• Western Michigan closes out season at Northern Illinois for the first time since the 2005 season

• WMU holds a 23-15-0 advantage in the all-time series
• WMU is looking for its first win over NIU since opening the 2008 MAC season with a 29-26 victory
• WMU is playing a nationally ranked opponent for the 23rd time in program history
• WMU is taking on a ranked MAC team for the seventh time in program history
• Tuesday night’s game marks the second time this season WMU is facing a ranked opponent in 2013, sharing the program record for nationally ranked opponents in one season with the 2002 campaign
• Head coach P.J. Fleck and defensive line coach Vinson Reynolds were teammates with one another at Northern Illinois in the early 2000’s
• Western Michigan had five take aways in a game against Central Michigan, the most since having five against Akron in 2011
• Johnnie Simon became the first Bronco defender to reach 300 career tackles since Louis Delmas accomplished the feat, ranking 11th all-time with 307 stops
• Justin Currie amassed over 100 tackles in a season for the first time in his career, marking the third Bronco to do so since 2009 (Johnnie Simon, Austin Pritchard)
• Mikhail Dubose registered his first career start against Central Michigan
• Travonte Boles recorded his second career interception against Central Michigan, his first since scoring on an INT against Akron as a true freshman in 2010
• Corey Davis is 87 yards away from becoming the fourth WR in MAC history to reach 1,000 yards receiving in their rookie season
• Davis leads the nation’s freshman receivers in receiving yards, receptions, receiving yards per game, yards per catch, 100-yard games and receiving TDs
• Davis already holds two WMU freshman records (receiving yards, 100-yard games) and needs four catches to break Jaime Wilson’s mark for receptions set a season ago
• WMU scored on its second one-play drive of the season when Dareyon Chance ran 29 yards on the ensuing drive after Boles’ interception
• Andrew Haldeman has 16 made FGs in 2013 with nine of those 16 coming in the last two games (6 at Eastern Michigan, 3 against Central Michigan
 
• NIU moved up to No. 14 in the latest BCS standings and is ranked 17th (Harris), 18th (Associated Press) and 20th (USA Today Coaches).
• NIU is the ONLY undefeated team in FBS with SEVEN road wins.
• NIU is one of four 11-0 teams in the nation and the ONLY non-AQ school with 11 wins.
• The Huskies have posted 11 wins in each of the last three seasons and 10 wins in each of the last four years.
• NIU will play in its fourth-straight Mid-American Conference Championship game.
• The Huskies are bowl eligible for the sixth-straight season, a MAC record for consecutive bowl berths.
• NIU is the FIRST MAC team ever to defeat TWO Big Ten teams in the same regular season.
• Heisman Trophy candidate Jordan Lynch leads a Huskie offense that averages 43.7 points a game.
• The Huskies have won 23 of their last 24 games.
• NIU has won 24 straight conference games, the longest streak in the country.
• The Huskies have won 25 straight games at their home stadium, the longest such winning streak in the nation.
• The Huskies' 15-game road-winning streak is the longest in the FBS. 
 
Jordan Lynch FOR 6
Heisman Trophy candidate Jordan Lynch is the only player in the nation who is the true number one option for his team in both the passing and the running game. In the past two weeks, Lynch has led NIU on 94 and 99-yard fourth-quarter drives to defeat Ball State and Toledo. He is accounting for 63.7 percent of the NIU offense with 3,852 yards and 39 touchdowns this season. Lynch is now 23-2 as the Huskies' starting QB, and has never lost either a Mid-American Conference game, a true road game or a home game as the NIU starter. He ranks third all-time at NIU in rushing yards, behind ONLY Huskie greats Garrett Wolfe and Michael Turner.