Thursday’s roundup: Toledo crushes Western Michigan
Kalamazoo — Eli Peters replaced injured starter Mitchell Guadagni and threw three second-half touchdown passes to help Toledo beat Western Michigan 51-24 on Thursday night.
Guadagni appeared to hurt his shoulder late in the second quarter and Peters opened the third with a 34-yard touchdown pass on a flea flicker to Reggie Gilliam for a 30-17 lead. Western Michigan fumbled on its next possession, and Peters found Cody Thompson for an 18-yard touchdown for a 20-point advantage.
Peters threw for 107 yards for Toledo (4-4, 2-2 Mid-American Conference). Guadagni was 10-of-18 passing for 140 yards and two touchdowns. Jameson Vest made three second-quarter field goals to move into second on Toledo's career list with 67.
Freshman Kaleb Eleby threw for 293 yards and two touchdowns in his debut for Western Michigan (6-3, 4-1), which had its six-game winning streak snapped.
(At) No. 13 West Virginia 58, Baylor 14: Will Grier threw three touchdown passes and the Mountaineers used a big second quarter to cruise.
The Mountaineers (6-1, 4-1 Big 12) bounced back from a blowout loss at Iowa State with arguably its top performance of the season on offense and one of its best on defense.
During a 31-point second quarter, Grier had TD tosses of 25 and 65 yards to David Sills, and Grier ran for a 1-yard score for a 41-0 halftime lead. It marked the most points in a quarter for the Mountaineers since they scored 35 against Clemson in the Orange Bowl following the 2011 season.
West Virginia had 10 first-half drives, compiled 435 yards by the break and 568 overall.
The Bears (4-4, 2-3) were limited to 287 total yards.
(At) Georgia Southern 34, No. 25 Appalachian State 14: Appalachian State's time as college football's feel-good story ended after only a few days.
Shai Werts rushed for 129 yards, including a 47-yard touchdown run, and Georgia Southern forced five turnovers to upset the Mountaineers, spoiling their first week in the AP Top 25.
Werts threw a 57-yard scoring pass to Darion Anderson early in the second quarter. It was Werts' only completion in three attempts for Georgia Southern (7-1, 4-0 Sun Belt). Wesley Fields had scoring runs of 10 and 18 yards in the Eagles' fifth straight win.