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               ***** Mid-American Conference News and Notes *****
 
 Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) -
 
 AKRON: The Zips (1-5, 0-2) were dismantled on their home field as they
 suffered a 43-3 loss to Ohio University. Akron's offensive line was not up to
 par, allowing Kyle Pohl to be sacked eight times. Pohl tallied only 101 yards
 and an interception on 11-of-26 passing. Jawon Chisholm finished with 60 yards
 on 15 rushing attempts. The Zips were also plagued by 12 penalties that
 resulted in 135 yards. Akron held an early 3-2 lead before allowing 41
 unanswered points. It gained only 157 yards of total offense and allowed Ohio
 to pile up 362 yards. The Zips have another difficult game on the horizon with
 a trip to Huskie Stadium to play Northern Illinois set for Saturday.
 
 BALL STATE: The Cardinals (5-1, 2-0) won their third straight game over a
 member of a BCS conference as they coasted to a 48-27 decision over the
 Cavaliers at Virginia. Keith Wenning completed 23-of-41 passes for 346 yards
 and two touchdowns to lead the way. The senior QB became the school's all-time
 leading passer with 9,250 yards, surpassing the previous mark of 9,233 by Nate
 Davis. Jahwan Edwards scored three rushing touchdowns and now has the school
 record with 35 scores on the ground. Edwards tallied 155 yards on 24 carries
 while Jordan Williams led the team in receiving with nine catches, 159 yards
 and a score. Willie Snead was also impressive with six catches for 104 yards
 and a touchdown. The Cardinals will return to MAC play this week when Kent
 State visits Muncie.
 
 BOWLING GREEN: Matt Johnson passed for 166 yards and three touchdowns for the
 Falcons (5-1, 3-0) as they handled Massachusetts, 28-7, in a league bout at
 Doyt Perry Stadium. Travis Greene continued to shine as he produced 160 yards
 on 22 carries. BGSU held the Minutemen to only 280 yards of total offense and
 only 15 first downs. Ronnie Moore had a big day with 91 yards and a touchdown
 on three receptions. Ryland Ward made an impact on the defensive side of the
 ball with four tackles and an interception that halted one of the Minutemen's
 few promising drives. The Falcons will end their non-conference slate in week
 seven when they hit the road to challenge the SEC's Mississippi State
 Bulldogs.
 
 BUFFALO: The Bulls (3-2, 1-0) carried over their momentum into conference play
 and dispatched Eastern Michigan, 42-14, in their MAC opener at UB Stadium.
 Branden Oliver had a strong showing as he compiled a season-best 150 rushing
 yards and two touchdowns on 25 carries. Joe Licata completed 15-of-22 passes
 for 224 yards and two touchdowns (one rushing). Alex Neutz finished with four
 receptions for 94 yards and a touchdown, giving him a receiving score in every
 game this season. Devin Campbell accounted for two touchdowns (one rushing,
 one kick return) and racked up 160 all-purpose yards. Buffalo converted 7-
 of-13 third down attempts and outgained EMU in total yardage, 452-329. The
 Bulls have now won three games in a row and outscored their last two
 opponents, 83-26. They will try to stay hot for their week seven matchup
 against the Western Michigan Broncos on the road.
 
 CENTRAL MICHIGAN: Saylor Lavallii had a big-time performance with 151 yards
 and two touchdowns on 25 carries to lift the Chippewas (2-4, 1-1) to a 21-9
 win over Miami-Ohio in Oxford. The victory ended a three-game losing slide for
 CMU, which allowed 294 yards of total offense in the contest. Maurice
 Shoemaker-Gilmore also made an impact on the ground with 50 yards on 10
 attempts. Cooper Rush went 11-of-21 for 110 yards with an interception. The
 Chippewas went ahead for good late in the third quarter on a Lavallii
 touchdown run and added some insurance in the fourth frame with a 16-yard
 touchdown run by Shoemaker-Gilmore. CMU will conclude its three-game road trip
 this Saturday at Ohio.
 
 EASTERN MICHIGAN: The Eagles (1-4, 0-2) fell further into a hole as they were
 handed a 42-14 setback by Buffalo in a league bout at UB Stadium. The Bulls
 converted 7-of-13 third down attempts and outgained EMU in total yardage,
 452-329. Tyler Benz completed his first four pass attempts for 44 yards before
 finishing 12-of-19 for 157 yards with one touchdown and an interception.
 Brogan Roback also saw action under center and went 4-of-8 for 25 yards with
 an interception. Bronson Hill was held to 57 yards on 14 carries. Ryan
 Brumfield found the end zone on a 75-yard touchdown run and picked up four
 yards on his only other rushing attempt. The Eagles are riding a four-game
 losing streak into Saturday's non-conference finale at Army.
 
 KENT STATE: Dri Archer gave the Golden Flashes (2-4, 1-2) an early boost with
 a 100-yard kick return for a touchdown, however it was not enough as they fell
 at home, 38-24, to Northern Illinois in a rematch of the 2012 MAC Championship
 at Dix Stadium. The Huskies racked up 698 yards of total offense, including
 454 yards on the ground. KSU finished with only 392 yards and held possession
 of the ball for nearly 12 minutes less than the visitors. Colin Reardon threw
 for 209 yards and two touchdowns on 16-of-35 passing. Trayion Durham finished
 with 72 yards on 14 rushing attempts. Archer set the pace for the Golden
 Flashes' receivers with 80 yards and a touchdown on four catches. KSU has
 another tough matchup in week seven when it begins a two-game road trip
 against the Ball State Cardinals in Muncie.
 
 MASSACHUSETTS: The Minutemen (0-5, 0-1) remain winless after being defeated,
 28-7, by Bowling Green in their MAC opener at Doyt Perry Stadium. Jamal Wilson
 was a bright spot in the lopsided loss with 119 rushing yards on 20 carries.
 A.J. Doyle had a rough outing, completing only 4-of-17 pass attempts for 20
 yards. Mike Wegzyn came off the bench to hit on 7-of-8 attempts for 76 yards
 with one touchdown and one interception. UMass finished with only 280 yards of
 total offense and was penalized eight times for 62 yards. Coach Charley
 Molnar's career record dropped to 1-16 with the loss. He will hope to improve
 upon that mark when his team hosts Miami-Ohio on Saturday.
 
 MIAMI-OHIO: The offensive woes continued in Oxford as the RedHawks (0-5, 0-1)
 let a 9-7 third quarter lead slip away and lost, 21-9, to Central Michigan in
 their MAC opener. Coach Don Treadwell was relieved of his duties following the
 setback and quarterbacks/wide receivers coach Mike Bath was promoted to
 interim head coach for the remainder of the season. Austin Boucher completed
 12-of-26 pass attempts for 161 yards and a touchdown, while under center for
 Miami, which has lost nine games in a row dating back to last season. Austin
 Gearing also saw action at quarterback for Miami and went 3-of-6 for 24 yards
 in addition to his team-high 108 yards rushing. David Frazier led all
 receivers with 66 yards and a score on four catches. Although both sides
 finished for 294 yards of total offense, Miami was penalized nine times for 74
 yards. CMU was flagged only twice for 24 yards. Bath will lead the RedHawks as
 they play their first road MAC game on Saturday at Massachusetts.
 
 NORTHERN ILLINOIS: Jordan Lynch played a supporting role for the first time in
 his career as the Huskies (5-0, 1-0) claimed a 38-24 victory over Kent State
 in a rematch of the 2012 MAC Championship at Dix Stadium. Lynch finished with
 244 yards and two touchdowns against a pair of interceptions on 21-of-35
 passing. He also had 94 rushing yards on 14 attempts. Lynch was still
 overshadowed by Cameron Stingily, who tallied 266 rushing yards and a pair of
 touchdowns on 37 rushing attempts. NIU amassed 698 yards of total offense and
 moved the chains on 10-of-17 third-down plays. The victory helped the Huskies
 crack into the top 25 and they will try to continue their climb in the
 rankings on Saturday when they take on Akron at home.
 
 OHIO UNIVERSITY: The Bobcats (4-1, 1-0) were sharp on both sides of the ball
 during their 43-3 rout of Akron at InfoCision Stadium. Tyler Tettleton
 completed 14-of-21 pass attempts for 171 yards and two touchdowns to pace the
 offense. Beau Blankenship had 67 yards on 14 attempts, while Donte Foster was
 the team's top receiver with 76 yards and a touchdown on four catches. The
 Bobcats held the Zips to only 157 yards of total offense and recorded eight
 sacks. Thad Ingol scored a defensive touchdown on an 18-yard fumble return and
 Ty Branz registered 2.5 sacks. The Bobcats, who have outscored their opponents
 81-3 in their last two games, will look to continue their dominance on
 Saturday when they welcome Central Michigan to Peden Stadium.
 
 TOLEDO: David Fluellen continued to roll as Toledo (3-3, 2-1) dominated
 Western Michigan in a 47-20 win at the Glass Bowl. Fluellen racked up 220
 yards on 23 carries to tie Chester Taylor's program record of four career 200-
 yard rushing games. Terrance Owens completed 11-of-25 pass attempts for 149
 yards and a touchdown while Bernard Reedy reeled in four catches for 85 yards
 and a score. The victory was the third in four games for the Rockets, who
 gained 528 yards of total offense including 360 yards rushing. WMU amassed
 only 87 rushing yards on 40 attempts. The Broncos also committed four
 turnovers without registering a takeaway in the lopsided setback. Toledo
 jumped out to a 47-7 lead before allowing WMU to score 13 fourth quarter
 points once the game was all but over. The Rockets have week seven off before
 their Oct. 19 non-conference tilt versus Navy.
 
 WESTERN MICHIGAN: First-year head coach P.J. Fleck is still winless after his
 Broncos (0-6, 0-2) were defeated, 47-20, by Toledo in MAC action at the Glass
 Bowl. WMU allowed 528 yards of total offense including 360 yards rushing. The
 Broncos were held to only seven points through the first 45 minutes of play as
 their offense was bottled up by the Rockets' defense. Tyler Van Tubbergen went
 9-of-19 for 104 yards with one touchdown and one interception. Corey Davis led
 the Broncos in receiving with five catches and 77 yards. Zach Terrell saw
 action under center and hit on 10-of-13 pass attempts for 184 yards with one
 interception. Dareyon Chance finished with 80 yards and a touchdown on 25
 rushes. The loss was the eighth in a row dating back to last season for WMU,
 which will try to end the losing streak when it hosts Buffalo on Saturday.
 
 
 
 10/07 11:27:43 ET

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