Mount Pleasant — David Moore threw two scoring passes, Jonathan Ward caught a touchdown pass and ran for two scores and Central Michigan set season highs in total yards and rushing yards in beating Eastern Michigan 42-16 in Saturday’s Mid-American Conference matchup.
The Chippewas (3-3, 2-1) had 589 total yards and 310 rushing yards, led by Ward’s 132 yards on 12 carries, and held the Eagles to 285 yards, including 77 rushing.
Ward capped Central Michigan’s opening drive with a 3-yard TD run and scored on a career-long 86-yard run in the third quarter.
Alonzo McCoy picked off a pass from Mike Glass III in the end zone and the Chippewas scored on Moore’s 80-yard pass to Kalil Pimpleton on the next play. Moore, 15 of 24 for 279 yards, made it 21-3 on his 64-yard pass to Ward.
Kobe Lewis scored on a 28-yard run in the third quarter and Tommy Lazzaro added a 6-yard scoring run in the fourth.
Central Michigan’s Ryan Tice missed field goals of 50 and 44 yards before the Eagles (3-2, 0-1) got on the board with Chad Ryland’s 42-yard first-quarter field goal.
Glass, 19-of-33 for 193 yards, scored on a 1-yard run and hit Mathew Sexton on a 5-yard TD pass in the fourth quarter.
(At) Toledo 31, Western Michigan 24: Mitchell Guadagni passed for 200 yards and a pair of touchdowns, ran for two more scores and Toledo opened conference play by running its win streak to four games.Western Michigan (3-3, 1-1) fell behind 14-0 when Toledo scored on its first two possessions, but pulled within a touchdown when LeVante Bellamy ripped a 39-yard scoring run with eight minutes left to play.
The Bronco defense forced a three-and-out, but an 11-play final drive fell just short. Facing fourth down and 22 at the Toledo 24, Jon Wassink gained 20. The Rockets took over at their own 4-yard line and Bryant Koback picked up a pair of first downs – including on a 28-yard gainer – as Toledo ran out the clock.
Koback, the MAC’s leading rusher averaging 112.8 yards per game, gained 177 on 21 carries.
Wassink passed for 303 yards and two scores.
The Rockets (4-1, 1-0 Mid-American Conference) are unbeaten since falling to Kentucky 38-24 in the season opener. Toledo was coming off a 28-21 win over BYU.
No. 2 Ferris State 35, (at) Davenport 7: Quarterback Evan Cummins ran in four touchdowns to lead No. 2 Ferris State in a battle of unbeatens. Cummins, who got the start ahead of former Detroit Cass Tech standout and reigning Harlon Hill Trophy recipient Jayru Campbell, scored three times from 1 yard and added a 9-yard TD run for the undefeated Bulldogs (5-0, 3-0). The loss
Marvin Campbell scored on 34 yard run in the third quarter for Ferris, which totaled 317 yards rushing while holding Davenport to minus-9.
Nate Couturier caught a 6-yard TD pass from Deondre Ford in the fourth quarter for Davenport (3-1, 1-1).
Wayne State 27, (at) Northern Michigan 14: Deiontae Nicholas ran for 157 yards and Darece Roberson had a pair TD catches to lead the Warriors (3-2, 2-0 to their third straight victory. Tyauan Cox returned a kick 99 yards for Northern Michigan (1-4, 0-3).
(At) Saginaw Valley State 55, Northwood 29: Nate McCrary rushed for 152 yards, including TDs run of 4, 2 and 47 yards, while Marvin White returned an interception 92 yards to lead the Cardinals (4-1). Dimitri Abro brought back a missed field goal attempt 95 yards to give Northwood (0-5) a 7-0 lead in the first quarter.
Ashland 20, (at) Grand Valley 17: Austin Brenner's 52-yard touchdown pass to Logan Bolin on the final play of the game won it for Ashland (3-2, 2-1). Aryuan Cain-Veasey rushed for 116 yards for Grand Valley (4-1, 2-1). Tyler Bradfield had 14 tackles and a sack.
Alma 32, (at) Albion 28: Ryan Stevens scored on 35-yard run with 2:24 left, his second touchdown of the game, to hand Albion (3-1, 0-1) its first defeat of the season. Markell McCoy rushed for 106 yards and a TD for the Brits. Austin Spratling had four catches for 78 yards for the Scots.
Hope 51, (at) Trine 0: Mason Opple rushed for 102, including a score, while Kenyea Houston and Cooper Cecchini each had two TDs for Hope (3-1, 1-0) in the rout. Trine falls to 3-1, 0-1.
Olivet 63, (at) Finlandia 6: Jake Trujillo ran for 101 yards, including TD runs of 5, 23 and 12 yards, and David Coffey scored from 6 and 13 yards for unbeaten Olivet (4-0). Kenny Kujawa scored on a 27-yard pass from Darin Johnson for Finlandia (0-4).
(At) Adrian 30, Kalamazoo 27: Cooper West hit an 18-yard field goal with three seconds to play to lift the Bulldogs (2-2, 1-0 MIAA). Jack Wurzer was 24-of-37 for 301 yards and a TD for Adrian. Colton Randle rushed for 84 yards and a score. Anthony Giovanni rushed for 71 yards and a score to lead Kalamazoo (1-3, 0-1).