Jimmie Ward of Northern Illinois University celebrates a second quarter interception against the Toledo Rockets in Dekalb, Wednesday.
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Jordan Lynch threw for 407 yards and three touchdowns Wednesday night and Northern Illinois defeated Toledo 31-24 to claim a spot in the Mid-American Conference championship game. “He is certainly a special football player,” Toledo coach Matt Campbell said. “The thing you know in this conference, the best quarterback has a chance to win the MAC championship.”