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Toledo 47, 
Western Michigan 20

David Fluellen rushed for 220 yards and four touchdowns as Toledo routed Western Michigan at home in a Mid-American Conference matchup.

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. Their second drive culminated with Fluellen’s 7-yard TD scamper.

Central Michigan 21,
Miami, Ohio 9

Saylor Lavallii rushed for 151 yards and two touchdowns to lead Central Michigan to a road victory over Miami (Ohio).

Lavallii rushed 19 yards for a score to give the Chippewas (2-4, 1-1) 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.

Buffalo 42, 
Eastern Michigan 14

Branden Oliver gained 150 yards rushing and scored twice as Buffalo cruised to a home victory over Eastern Michigan.

The Bulls (3-2, 1-0) 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).

Oliver set the tone early with a 60-yard touchdown run on Buffalo’s first possession of the game before adding a 2-yard touchdown run later in the first quarter.

Bowling Green 28, 
Massachusetts 7

Matt Johnson passed for 167 yards and three touchdowns to lead Bowling Green to a home win over the University of Massachusetts.

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).

Ball State 48, Virginia 27

Keith Wenning threw for two touchdowns and Jahwan Edwards ran for three more as Ball State defeated Virginia on the road.

Wenning also ran for a score as Ball State (5-1) shredded a Virginia (2-3) defense that came in allowing only 299 yards per game. The Cardinals finished with 506 yards.

Wenning had touchdown 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.


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