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MAC roundup: Western Michigan steamrolls Eastern

Associated Press
Western Michigan wide receiver Cory Davis (84) tries to run past Eastern Michigan defense back Jason Beck (39) during the first half Saturday  in Kalamazoo.

Kalamazoo, Mich. — Zach Terrell was 17 of 19 passing for 357 yards and four touchdowns, leading Western Michigan to a 51-7 win over Eastern Michigan on Saturday.

Darius Phillips returned the opening kickoff 93 yards for a touchdown and Western Michigan (7-3, 5-1 Mid-American Conference) cruised from there. Corey Davis finished with four catches for 134 yards and a touchdown, including a 54-yard bomb from Terrell. Terrell would add a second 54-yard TD strike late in the second quarter, this time finding Jarvion Franklin. Daniel Braverman would account for the remaining two Terrell touchdown passes, catching an 11 and 13-yarder.

Reginald Bell Jr. threw for 283 yards and a touchdown and led Eastern Michigan (2-8, 1-5) with 33 yards rushing. The Eagles did not get on the board until the final five minutes, when Bell found Bronson Hill on a 76-yard TD pass.

(At) Central Michigan 34, Miami (Ohio) 27: Cooper Rush threw three touchdowns passes to Titus Davis, his third for a 9-yard score to break a 27-all tie, and Central Michigan held on to beat Miami (Ohio) 34-27 on Saturday.

Rush's winning throw to Davis on first down capped a 7-play, 70-yard drive with 10:03 to play. Miami threatened twice more, but David Frazier fumbled at Central Michigan's 37 with 6:03 left. The RedHawks' next drive stalled at the Chippewas' 2 when Andrew Hendrix threw an incomplete pass to Sam Martin on the final play.

Rush and Davis connected for two, 6-yard scoring strikes in the first half. Rush was 16 of 23 for 218 yards, and Davis finished with eight catches for 102 yards for Central Michigan (7-4, 5-2 Mid-American Conference).

The score was tied three times with the RedHawks leading once, 10-7, midway through the second.

Hendrix threw two touchdown passes to lead Miami (2-9, 2-5).