Saturday’s MAC roundup: Eastern gets rare road win

Associated Press

Laramie, Wyo. — Brogan Roback passed for 330 yards and three touchdowns and Shaq Vann rushed for 129 yards and two scores to help Eastern Michigan beat Wyoming 48-29 on Saturday.

The victory ended a 14-game road skid for the Eagles dating back to 2012, well as marking their first non-conference road victory since 1988.

“This morning, I was just excited,” Eastern coach Chris Creighton said. “We’ve got a chance to do something for the first time, in this century, right? I mean, that’s a big word.”

After punting on its first possession, Eastern (1-1) scored on six straight drives to go up 38-7.

Brian Hill had touchdown runs of 65 and 5 yards for Wyoming (0-2). He finished with 242 yards rushing, the fourth most in school history.

Vann scored on runs of 15 and 74 yards and Darius Jackson had a 17-yard touchdown reception and a 2-yard scoring run. Dylan Mulder’s 39-yard field goal gave Eastern a 31-point lead with 3:46 left in the first half.

Roback, who was 17-of-24 passing, threw a 64-yard strike to Eddie Daugherty to make it 45-22 early in the third quarter, while Mulder added a 41-yard field goal late in the game.

(At) Central Michigan 31, Monmouth 10: Cooper Rush threw for 328 yards and three touchdowns, including an 83-yarder to Ben McCord, to help Central Michigan (1-1).

Central led 31-3 at halftime after Rush completed 21 of 29 attempts for 301 yards and the defense held Monmouth (0-2) to minus-3 yards rushing and forced punts on each of the Hawks’ first four drives.

Mark Chapman opened the scoring for the Chippewas with a 7-yard run in the first quarter, his only carry of the game. Rush, who threw all three of his TD passes in the second quarter, also had a 17-yarder to Corey Willis and a 1-yard pass to Joe Bacci.

(At) Georgia Southern 43, Western Michigan 17: Matt Breida rushed for four touchdowns and Antonio Glover intercepted three passes to lead Georgia Southern (1-1).

Breida scored on runs of 9, 4 and 34 yards in the first half and added a 70-yard touchdown in the third quarter. He has eight scoring runs of 50 yards or more in his career. He finished with 176 yards on 11 carries.

The Broncos (0-2) trailed 33-17 after Zach Terrell’s 13-yard pass to Carrington Thompson in the fourth quarter. Terrell was 24 of 36 for 227 yards, two touchdowns and Glover’s three picks. The Broncos had 25 yards rushing.