MAC roundup: Western Michigan steamrolls Eastern
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).