Ball State 48, Virginia 27
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Keith Wenning threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as Ball State defeated Virginia 48-27 on Saturday. Jahwan Edwards added three scoring runs for Ball State (5-1), which shredded a Virginia (2-3) defense that came in allowing only 299 yards per game. The Cardinals finished with 506 yards. Wenning had TD passes of 11 yards to Willie Snead in the second quarter and 72 yards to Jordan Williams -- a fourth-quarter back-breaker that put the Cardinals up 41-27 and sent many in the crowd of 38,228 scurrying for the exits. Edwards' 17-yard TD run sealed it. He also had scoring runs of 3 and 32 yards. Virginia's David Watford was 21-of-36 for 209 yards and one interception. Kevin Parks ran for two touchdowns for Virginia. The Cavaliers looked explosive at times as they compiled 459 yards, but they were done in by missed opportunities, turnovers and penalties.
Buffalo 42, Eastern Michigan 14
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Branden Oliver gained 150 yards rushing and scored twice as Buffalo cruised to a 42-14 victory over Eastern Michigan Saturday. The Bulls (3-2, 1-0 Mid-American Conference) broke the 40-point mark in back-to-back contests for the first time since 1981 and snapped a five-game losing streak against the Eagles (1-4, 0-2 MAC).
Ohio 43, Akron 3
AKRON -- Tyler Tettleton threw for two touchdowns as Ohio opened Mid-American Conference play with a 43-3 victory over Akron on Saturday. Ohio (4-1, 1-0 Mid-American) started slow but scored 21 unanswered points in the second quarter to take a 30-3 halftime lead. Tettleton finished the game with 171 total yards on 14-of-21 passing. Donte Foster was his top receiver as he pulled in four passes for 76 yards and one touchdown. Kyle Pohl lead Akron (1-5, 0-2), throwing for 101 yards. Robert Stein's 31-yard field goal was Akron's only score. The Bobcat defense stymied the Zips all day, limiting Akron to 157 total yards, and sacking Pohl eight times for total losses of 45 yards. Antwa Crutcher and Ty Branz combined for 13 tackles and 3 sacks to lead the Ohio defense. Tarell Basham also had two sacks.
Central Michigan 21, Miami (OH) 9
OXFORD, Ohio -- Saylor Lavallii rushed for 151 yards and two touchdowns to lead Central Michigan to a 21-9 victory over Miami (Ohio). Lavallii rushed 19 yards for a score to give the Chippewas (2-4, 1-1 Middle Atlantic Conference) a 7-3 lead early in the second quarter. Miami (0-5, 0-1) responded in the third quarter when Austin Boucher found David Frazier for the 10-yard score. Central Michigan took the next drive and marched on a 16-play, 84-yard scoring drive, capped off with Lavallii's 3-yard score. Maurice Shoemaker-Gilmore added a 16-yard scoring run with 6:13 left to play, and the Chippewas let their defense do the rest. Miami's Austin Gearing finished with 108 yards on 15 carries but was unable to find the end zone. This is the third time this season that Miami was held to less than 10 points. Central Michigan will take on Ohio next week while Miami will play Massachusetts.
Toledo 47, Western Michigan 20
TOLEDO, Ohio -- David Fluellen rushed for 220 yards and four touchdowns as Toledo routed Western Michigan 47-20 in a Mid-American Conference matchup on Saturday. Toledo (3-3, 2-1) ran up 360 rushing yards and limited Western Michigan (0-6, 0-2) to 87 yards on the ground. Toledo also won the turnover battle, as the Broncos lost two fumbles and threw two interceptions. The Rockets took off in the first quarter, scoring on their first two possessions. Following an interception by Chaz Whittaker, Terrance Owens hit Bernard Reedy for a 40-yard touchdown strike on Toledo's first offensive play of the game.
Bowling Green 28, UMass 7
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio -- Matt Johnson passed for 167 yards and three touchdowns to lead Bowling Green to a 28-7 homecoming win over the University of Massachusetts in a Mid-Atlantic Coast matchup Saturday. Johnson spread the attack, sending touchdown throws to three different receivers, including a 51-yard pass to Ronnie Moore in the first quarter to give the Falcons (5-1, 3-0) a lead they'd keep over the winless Minutemen (0-5, 0-1). Tyler Beck caught a 23-yard pass for a touchdown in the third quarter, followed by a 9-yard TD catch by Heath Jackson five minutes later. William Houston also punched in a 1-yard touchdown run. The only UMass score came late in the fourth quarter on a 24-yard touchdown pass from Mike Wegzyn to Tajae Sharpe. Bowling Green also got another big game from Travis Greene, who was kept out of the end zone but rushed for 160 yards.
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