Tuesday's college football: Western Michigan tops Ohio, Eastern Michigan crushes Akron
Athens, Ohio — LeVante Bellamy, the nation’s leader in rushing touchdowns, scored on a 4-yard run in overtime to give Western Michigan a 37-34 victory over Ohio on Tuesday night.
Louie Zervos kicked a 37-yard field goal for Ohio (4-6, 3-3 Mid-American Conference) on the first possession in overtime before Bellamy rushed three times to cover the 25 yards and get the win.
Bellamy had scored two rushing touchdowns in each of the four previous games but didn’t have a score in this one until his overtime winner. He has 21 touchdowns this season.
Ohio’s Tyler Tupa caught a 12-yard touchdown pass from Nathan Rourke with nine seconds left to send the game into overtime.
Jon Wassink threw for 322 yards and three touchdowns for the Broncos (7-4, 5-2), who got their first road win since Oct. 20, 2018 and took a half-game lead over Central Michigan (4-2) in the MAC’s West division. Skyy Moore had four catches for 162 yards including a 61-yard score and ran 2 yards out of the wildcat for another touchdown
Rourke threw for two touchdowns and De’Montre Tuggle ran for two for the Bobcats.
Eastern Michigan 42, (at) Akron 14: Shaq Vann rushed for 142 yards and four touchdowns and became the first Eagle to score four rushing touchdowns since Bronson Hill against Toledo on Oct. 13, 2012. He scored Eastern Michigan’s first three TDs when the Eagles (5-5, 2-4 Mid-American Conference) took a 21-0 halftime lead. He added his final score in the fourth quarter. He carried the ball 28 times. His longest run was a 19-yard score.
Mike Glass III was 20-of-25 passing for 246 yards and added 83 yards rushing, including a TD.
Kato Nelson threw for 288 yards and two touchdowns for the Zips (0-10, 0-6) – including an 87-yard play to Timothy Scippio – and was intercepted once. Nelson also attempted a pooch punt that only went a short distance before bouncing back to the line of scrimmage.