No. 23 Northern Illinois 27, Akron 20
DE KALB, Ill. -- Jordan Lynch threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as No. 23 Northern Illinois extended its home winning streak to 23 games with a 27-20 Mid-American victory over Akron Saturday night.
Lynch was 16-of-35 for 220 yards passing and ran for 83 more. Cameron Stingily rushed 21 times for 80 yards and a touchdown and Tyler Wedel added field goals of 42 and 21 yards for the Huskies (6-0, 2-0 MAC East).
Jawan Chisholm scored on a pair of 1-yard first half runs for Akron (1-6, 0-3) and ran 20 times for 70 yards. Kyle Pohl was 24-of-56 for 262 yards.
The home winning streak is the nation's current longest. A 34-31 loss to Idaho on Sept 26, 2009 was Northern Illinois' more recent defeat at Huskie Stadium.
Akron's road loss was its 30th straight, also the nation's longest current streak. The Zips' beat Central Michigan 42-35 on Oct. 18, 2008 for its last road win.
Central Michigan 26, Ohio 23
ATHENS -- Cooper Rush's third touchdown pass, a 5-yarder to Courtney Williams with 22 seconds remaining, lifted Central Michigan to a 26-23 upset over Ohio.
Ryan Boykin had given Ohio a 23-19 lead on a 1-yard run with 4:42 left. CMU (3-4, 2-1 Mid-American) failed to get a first down and punted. However, the punt was fumbled and recovered by Joe Bacci, setting up the Chippewas at the Ohio 39 for the winning drive.
The Chippewas played without injured receiver Titus Davis, who CMU coach Dan Enos calls the team's best player. But CMU, led by Rush and Saylor Lavallii, who had 184 yards rushing on 26 carries plus a receiving touchdown, snapped the Bobcats' four-game winning streak. Rush was 20-of-28 passing for 224 yards and an interception.
The Bobcats (4-2, 1-1) were hurt by four turnovers. Tyler Tettleton was 24-of-33 passing for 319 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions.
UMass 17, Miami (Ohio) 10
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- A.J. Doyle fired a 47-yard, third quarter touchdown pass to Rob Blanchflower to lift UMass to its first win of the season, 17-10 over winless Miami (Ohio) in a Mid-America Conference game Saturday at Gillette Stadium.
The victory matches the Minutemen's total victories from last year, their first year as a Football Bowl Subdivision member and first under Charley Molnar.
Doyle was 19-of-35 for 249 yards and two touchdowns for UMass (1-5, 1-1 MAC).
The RedHawks (0-6, 0-2 MAC) took a 10-7 lead in the third quarter on Kaleb Patterson's 45-yard field goal. Miami had the ball with a chance to tie in the final minute, but was stopped on fourth down.
The loss capped a turbulent week for the RedHawks. Head coach Don Treadway and offensive coordinator John Klacik were fired Sunday. Mike Bath was named interim head coach as well as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.
Buffalo 33, Western Michigan 0
KALAMAZOO. Mich. -- Joe Licata passed for three touchdowns as Buffalo stymied turnover-prone Western Michigan 33-0 in a Mid-American Conference game on Saturday.
Buffalo (4-2, 2-0 Mid-American) won its fourth straight -- and first on the road. Western Michigan (0-7, 0-3) was shut out for the first time since 2004.
Buffalo turned three of four turnovers by Broncos quarterback Zach Terrell, making his first career start, into scores. A Terrell interception and two fumbles resulted in a pair of field goals and a Licata touchdown pass in the breakaway second half. The Broncos had played tough in the first, holding Buffalo to a season-low 6 points.
Marqus Baker intercepted Terrell after halftime, leading to Patrick Clark's career-long 51-yard field goal. Khalil Mack later recovered two Terrell fumbles. One led to a two-yard scoring pass from Licata to Mason Schreck, the second to another Clark field goal. The Bulls have forced 16 turnovers.
Army 50, Eastern Michigan 25
WEST POINT, N.Y. -- Terry Baggett ran for four touchdowns -- including a 96-yard score -- and a school record 304 yards, the highest mark in Division I this season, as Army came back to beat Eastern Michigan 50-25 for the fifth time in six games on Saturday.
Baggett's performance broke Michael Wallace's mark of 269 yards set in 1999 and marked the first 300-yard rushing performance for Army, which debuted in 1890.
Larry Dixon added 69 yards and a score for the Black Knights (3-4), who went up 22-15 on Trenton Turrentine's one-yard touchdown with 9:46 left in the second and never looked back. Turrentine finished with 92 yards.
Tyler Benz was 17-for-26 for 223 yards, two touchdowns and an interception for the Eagles (1-5, 0-2 MAC), while Bronson Hill rushed for 143 yards and a touchdown.
Army finished with 551 all-purpose yards.
Mississippi st. 21, Bowling Green 20