Saturday’s Mid-American Conference games
Kent State 31, Army 17
WEST POINT, N.Y.
Dri Archer rushed for 222 yards — including an explosive 87-yard touchdown late in the game — and completed a trick 24-yard touchdown pass. Spencer Keith threw for 60 yards and a touchdown and caught Archer’s lob on a halfback option to give Kent State an early lead it never relinquished. Trayion Durham added 65 rushing yards and a score for the Golden Flashes, who won their first nonconference road game in five years, are 5-1 for the first time since 1973. Trent Steelman had 66 rushing yards and another 66 passing to lead the Black Knights (1-5), who fell to a Mid-American Conference opponent for the sixth straight time. Malcolm Brown added 92 yards, including a 2-yard touchdown run.
Northern Illinois 45, Buffalo 3
Jordan Lynch ran for a pair of first-half touchdowns and threw two scoring passes in the second half as Northern Illinois rolled. Northern Illinois (6-1, 3-0 MAC) got 129 yards on the ground from Lynch, and he completed 13 of 20 passes for 232 yards. Martel Moore caught 8 passes for 133 yards and a TD.Buffalo (1-5, 0-3) was pressured by the Northern Illinois defense most of the day. Northern Illinois intercepted Alex Zordich (Cardinal Mooney) on two occasions and sacked him twice. Devon Hughes caught nine passes for 105 yards for Buffalo.
Ohio 34, Akron 28
Tyler Tettleton threw two touchdown passes, caught one and rushed for 65 yards in a record-setting day, as Ohio opened a season with seven straight wins for the first time since 1968. Tettleton, who came in tied for the all-time lead in touchdown passes for Ohio (7-0, 3-0 MAC) with 38, opened the scoring on the receiving end of a 39-yard pass from Landon Smith just over three minutes in. Tettleton then threw a 13-yarder to Donte Foster to set the TD pass milestone and put the Bobcats up 14-0. Tettleton, who finished with 150 yards passing, also hit Troy Hill on a 2-yard TD pass to put Ohio ahead 27-14 late in the third quarter. Ryan Boykin’s 5-yard touchdown run put Ohio up 34-14. Dalton Williams threw for 298 yards with four TDs and two interceptions for Akron (1-6, 0-3).
Toledo 52, Eastern Michigan 47
Bernard Reedy scored three touchdowns in a wild third quarter. Toledo (6-1, 4-0 MAC) only trailed once, at 10-7, and led 21-10 at halftime behind two touchdowns from David Fluellen, who ran for 188 yards. In the third quarter, there were eight touchdowns, four by each team. RBrandon Hill had 283 yards and four touchdowns on 28 carries for Eastern Michigan (0-6, 0-3).
Ball State 30, Western Michigan 24
Jahwan Edwards ran for three touchdowns, including one in overtime, to lift Ball State. Edwards gave Ball State a homecoming victory with a 15-yard run during overtime. Edwards’ first touchdown was an 11-yard run in the first quarter. He later scored on a 23-yard run. Edwards finished with 23 carries for 138 yards. Steven Schott made a field goal for Ball State (4-3, 2-2 MAC). Jamill Smith caught an 11-yard touchdown pass from Keith Wenning to put the Cardinals in front 24-21 late in the fourth quarter. Wenning was 27 of 43 for 265 yards.