Akron 35, James Madison 33
AKRON — Quarterbacks Kyle Pohl and Nick Hirschman combined for four touchdowns, the defense stopped a final drive and Akron beat James Madison University 35-33 in a down-to-the-wire thriller on Saturday. Pohl, who was 14-of-22 for 143 yards, threw scoring strikes to Zach D’Orazio and Jerrod Dillard. Hirschman was 6-of-10 for 144 yards, including a 68-yard hookup with Andrew Pratt. He also had a 1-yard TD run. Pratt had 188 yards on three receptions.
Ball State 40, Army 14
MUNCIE, Ind. — Keith Wenning passed for two touchdowns and 325 yards and Ball State defeated Army 40-14 on Saturday. Jamill Smith had 83 yards receiving and a score. Wenning was 23-of-32 passing.
Penn State 45, Eastern Michigan 7
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Christian Hackenberg threw for 311 yards and a touchdown, and Zach Zwinak and Bill Belton each ran for a pair of scores, leading Penn State past Eastern Michigan 45-7 on Saturday.
Kentucky 41, Miami (Ohio) 7
LEXINGTON, Ky. — Maxwell Smith threw three long touchdown passes and Jalen Whitlow and Raymond Sanders each added scoring runs as Kentucky beat Miami (Ohio) 41-7 on Saturday.
Maine 24, UMass 14
FOXBORO, Mass. — Marcus Wasilewski threw for 267 yards and rushed for 76 more as Maine scored 17 unanswered points to beat UMass 24-14 on Saturday.
Central Michigan 24, New Hampshire 21
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. — Ron Coluzzi booted a 27-yard field goal as time expired to cap a fourth-quarter rally and give Central Michigan a 24-21 over New Hampshire on Saturday.
No. 23 Baylor 70, Buffalo 13
WACO, Texas — Bryce Petty threw for 338 yards and two touchdowns, Lache Seastrunk ran for 150 yards with three scores and Baylor’s first-team offense had 576 total yards in only 11 minutes with the ball as the 23rd-ranked Bears beat Buffalo 70-13 Saturday.
Missouri 38, Toledo 23
COLUMBIA, Mo. — James Franklin made crucial big plays on consecutive scoring drives in the second half and Missouri pulled away from Toledo for a 38-23 victory on Saturday.
Ohio 27, North Texas 21
ATHENS — Jovon Johnson scored on an interception return and Matt Green kicked two fourth-quarter field goals as Miami edged North Texas 27-21 Saturday night.
— Associated Press