AKRON 24, MIAMI (OHIO) 17
OXFORD — Jawon Chisholm ran for three touchdowns as Akron held on for a 24-17 victory over Miami (Ohio) on Saturday.
Akron (2-6, 1-3 Mid-American) led 24-7 midway through the fourth quarter but Miami (0-7, 0-3) made it a one-possession game after a 44-yard touchdown pass from Austin Boucher to Dawan Scott and a 52-yard field goal from Kaleb Patterson. Miami then attempted an onside kick but the Zips recovered and ran out the clock.
Chisholm finished with 86 yards on 16 carries, scoring all three of Akron’s touchdowns. Chisholm’s first touchdown came on a 2-yard run on Akron’s opening drive after a blocked punt by Andrew Pratt gave the Zips the ball at the Miami 13-yard line. Chisholm then scored on touchdowns runs of 8 yards and 1 yard on back-to-back drives in the third quarter.
Austin Boucher threw for 226 yards and two touchdowns for the RedHawks.
TOLEDO 45, NAVY 44 (2OT)
TOLEDO — Toledo’s Terrance Owens tossed a 20-yard touchdown pass in the second overtime against Navy and Jeremiah Detmer kicked the extra point to give the Rockets a 45-44 victory over Navy.
Owens found Bernard Reedy wide open in the end zone on Toledo’s second play of the second overtime, tying it at 44-44.
The winning play came after Navy’s Geoffery Whiteside scored on a 9-yard touchdown to give Navy a 44-38 lead. But Nick Sloan missed the extra point.
Sloan had just sent the game into overtime with a 40-yard field goal on the final play in regulation.
Navy (3-3) scored in both overtimes but gave the Rockets (4-3) an opening after the failed kick.
Navy piled up 419 yards rushing while Toledo had 316 yards on the ground.
OHIO 56, EASTERN MICHIGAN 28
YPSILANITI, Mich. — Tyler Tettleton threw for 375 yards and four touchdowns, two in a 21-point burst in the final 5 minutes of the third quarter, as Ohio pulled away for a 56-28 win over Eastern Michigan in an emotionally charged game on Saturday.
Eastern Michigan, a day after starting receiver Demarius Reed was found shot to death, gave the heavily-favored Bobcats (5-2, 2-1 Mid-American Conference) fits behind Bronson Hill, who ran for 257 yards and a touchdown.
After the Eagles (1-6, 0-3) tied the game at 21, they were driving for the go-ahead score when Devin Bass picked off Tyler Benz in the end zone. On the next play Tettleton connected with Chase Cochran for an 80-yard touchdown. Tettleton finished three yards short of becoming the first Ohio quarterback with 8,000 passing yards.
Tyler Allen took the opening kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown for Eastern Michigan.
BALL STATE 38, WESTERN MICHIGAN 17
KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Keith Wenning passed for 324 yards and three touchdowns to lead Ball State to a 38-17 win over Western Michigan in a Mid-American Conference matchup Saturday.
The Cardinals (7-1, 4-0) piled up 483 yards of total offense while holding winless Western Michigan to just 3 points for most of the game. Wenning marked his eighth straight game with more than 300 yards passing, directing an aerial attack that included a 42-yard TD strike to Jamill Smith, a 27-yard touchdown throw to Willie Snead and 2-yard end zone toss to Zane Fakes.
Jahwan Edwards led the Cardinals ground game with 92 yards rushing, including 25-yard touchdown, while Horactio Banks scrambled for a TD from the 38. Scott Secor kicked a 37-yard field goal.
Western Michigan attempted a fourth-quarter comeback with an 8-yard touchdown pass to Corey Davis from Zach Terrell, then scored again on a 26-yard fumble return by Ronald Zamort.
No. 23 NORTHERN ILLINOIS 38, CENTRAL MICHIGAN 17
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. — Jordan Lynch rushed for 316 yards, an FBS record for a quarterback, and No. 23 Northern Illinois stayed unbeaten Saturday with a 38-17 victory at Central Michigan.
Lynch had three rushing touchdowns and was 20-for-30 through the air for 155 yards and another score to help the Huskies (7-0, 3-0 Mid-American) extend the nation’s best conference winning streak to 20 games.
He broke the rushing record held by former Northern Illinois quarterback Stacey Robinson, who had 308 against Fresno State on Oct. 6, 1990.
Northern Illinois extended its road winning streak to 13 games, second only to No. 2 Oregon’s 18 straight.
Cooper Rush completed 16 of his 22 attempts for 271 yards and two touchdowns for the Chippewas (3-5, 2-2), who had a two-game winning streak end.
BUFFALO 32, MASSACHUSETTS 3
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Branden Oliver ran for 216 yards and a touchdown as Buffalo routed UMass 32-3 for its fifth straight win.
Oliver broke the school’s record for career rushing yards, surpassing the previous mark set by James Starks. Oliver now has 3,203 career yards.
Buffalo (5-2, 3-0 Mid-American) scored twice on defense, the first coming on a 35-yard interception return for a touchdown by Khalil Mack in the second quarter. Buffalo also scored on a safety late in the third to extend its lead to 18-3. Buffalo then added two touchdowns in the fourth, scoring on a 7-yard pass from Joe Licata to Fred Lee and a 5-yard run by Oliver.
With a shutout victory last week at Western Michigan, the Bulls have now allowed just three points in their past two games.
A.J. Doyle went just 14-for-28 for 162 yards passing and an interception for UMass (1-6, 1-2).