Photos: Look at what NIU sent to opponents' media

The words “Heisman” and “Candidate” are nowhere to be found, but Northern Illinois sure seems to be promoting dual-threat quarterback Jordan Lynch as such. In fact, the school recently sent out “Jordan Lynch for 6″ lunch bags to opposing media that includes everything one wants to know about the QB.

Why do we care about this? Because Northern Illinois plays two Big Ten teams this year: Iowa (Aug. 31) and Purdue (Sept. 28). Mike Carmin, of the Lafayette Journal and Courier, tweeted a couple pictures of said lunch bag.

Again, the bag doesn’t refer to Lynch as a 2013 Heisman candidate, but why else would the team do this? Carmin feels the same way.

For what it’s worth, Lynch struggled vs. Iowa and other BCS teams last season. The Hawkeyes held him to to 54 passing yards, on 6-of-16 (37.5 percent), and 119 rushing yards and a score in the 2012 season opener. His Orange Bowl performance vs. Florida State was even more forgettable. He did, however, torch Kansas for 369 total yards and two touchdowns.

View Lynch’s 2012 stats:

Passing Rushing
Date Opp Cmp Att Yds Pct TDs Int Long Car Yds Avg TDs Long
9/1/2012 Iowa 6 16 54 37.5 0 0 25 18 119 6.6 1 73
9/8/2012 TN-Mar 19 25 214 76.0 1 1 32 11 60 5.5 3 32
9/15/2012 @ Army 18 27 342 66.7 4 1 69 13 125 9.6 1 88
9/22/2012 Kansas 23 35 235 65.7 2 1 65 22 134 6.1 0 23
9/29/2012 CentMi 14 32 215 43.8 1 0 43 21 144 6.9 1 49
10/6/2012 @ BallSt 16 23 195 69.6 1 0 54 29 207 7.1 3 71
10/13/2012 Buff 13 20 232 65.0 2 0 45 15 129 8.6 2 40
10/20/2012 @ Akron 20 33 223 60.6 2 0 35 20 131 6.6 2 35
10/27/2012 @ WestMi 18 28 274 64.3 4 0 62 21 136 6.5 2 27
11/3/2012 UMass 15 19 191 78.9 2 0 29 15 157 10.5 1 57
11/14/2012 Toledo 25 36 407 69.4 3 1 73 30 162 5.4 0 31
11/23/2012 @ EastMi 16 25 168 64.0 1 0 43 20 107 5.4 0 12
11/30/2012 @ KentSt 19 34 212 55.9 1 1 43 36 160 4.4 3 44
1/1/2013 @ FlaSt 15 41 176 36.6 1 1 55 23 44 1.9 0 22

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timothy Josefowski (@lazarus1129) on 8/5/2013 @ 7:11pm EST Said:

Didn’t Iowa need a come from behind touchdown and a two point conversion with just over two minutes to win? Didn’t Iowa give up 119 yards on the ground and a touchdown to Lynch on 18 carries? Iowa didn’t win this game… NIU gave it away!

And his stats against Kansas seem pretty good… that’s a BCS opponent.

Scott on 8/6/2013 @ 12:24am EST Said:

When did Kansas stop being a BCS team?