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W. Michigan holds home court vs Ball St.
It took all 4 quarters but the Broncos held strong in the end to secure the 28-21 victory over Ball St. The Broncos controlled this game from the beginning only to let Ball State stay within reach with a costly fumble late in the 2nd quarter. The fumble by HB Daryeon Chance was scooped up by Ball St. FS Marteze Hester and returned 60 yards for the score, which at the time tied the game up at 7 despite the W. Michigan defense putting on a very solid showing. With just over a minute remaining in the first half when they got the ball back, QB T. Van Tubbergen hit a couple quick strikes including a 52 yard TD pass to standout WR Jaime Wilson to put the Broncos back on top 14-7 heading into the half.
Two 3rd quarter TD runs by the Broncos (HB Brian Fields from 11 yards, and QB Tubbergren from 12 yards) would give the home team a comfortable 28-7 lead going into the 4th quarter. And this is when Ball State pushed their engines into overdrive. They quickly got a scoring pass from QB Keith Wenning to TE Zane Fakes and after forcing a punt to get the ball back, Wenning put up another TD pass, this time to WR Chris Shillings from 14 yards out.
With just 2:00 remaining in the game the Cardinals would attempt the onside kick, however it didn't succeed and the Broncos were able to run out the clock to push their 2013 record to a surprising 5-2.
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TOLEDO 35 PITTSBURGH 31
Toledo pulls a win out of the jaws of defeat. The Rockets had to feel like the world was against them in a home game that was filled with bad calls, bad plays and devastating turnovers to start. The Rockets had 9 turnovers. Seven ints and 2 fumbles does not usually get a win that is for sure. Just as some Toledo fans began to leave the stadium in the beginning of the 4th qtr, the momentum seemed to slowly begin to change. The Rockets managed to outscore Pitt 21-0 in the 4th qtr and with under a minute left up 35-31 and pittsburgh with the ball, finally managed to get 1 turnover for themselves intercepting Pitt on their own end and officially ending the game with a few Owens kneel downs.
It was a day for Toledo QB Owens to forget throwing 7 ints. He did manage to throw for 355 and 5 tds but that didn't seem to ease the sting for him. Toledo limps out of this one with a sloppy win. Next week they have to try to refocus and correct the mistakes before going on the road for a huge rivalry game against Bowling Green.
Air Force races by Army
The Falcons would have no issues moving the ball on a gappy Army defense. Air Force rushed for 234 yards with a 6 yards per carry average and would pass for 248 yards. Because of being injured at times throughout the game, So QB J. Awini saw some valuable action and took advantage of it. Awini went 2 for 2 through the air for 16 yards and he would also run the ball five times for 18 yards and two scores. The Falcons saw eight players run the ball with Sr RB A. LaCoste leading the way with 8 carries for 80 yards and a touchdown. Leading the receivers was in-state product Christian Gann of Chaparral. Gann saw five passes come his way where he would tally up 102 yards on one touchdown. The Air Force defense held Army to just 259 yards of offense and stifled the option game of Army and held them to 139 yards and a low 3.8 yards per carry.
The Bobcats ran their way to another victory against Eastern Michigan. Ohio posted its 3rd straight 400+ yard rushing performance, this time averaging more than 11 yards per carry. Senior HB Beau Blankenship led the way with 184 rushing yards on 14 carries. When asked about Ohio's impressive streak of offensive performances Coach Gemmabelli had this to say:
"I think the last few teams have panicked early when we got up by a score or two, and became so one dimensional that they have essentially beaten themselves. I know Miami (OH)'s head coach though and I know that will not be the case next week. He's got those guys playing some good football right now."
BGSU Steals one In Bowling Green
Bowling Green gets back to their winning ways, besting Toledo at home. The Falcons got off to a fast start going into the half up 24-14, but we're quickly cooled off by Toledo's potent ground attack and Flullen's 156 yds. Bowling Green's defense was stellar, holding Toledo under 350 yds of total offense and 3 turnovers, picking off Toldeo's Terranace Owens off 3 times.
4:09TDZac Rosenbauer FB #41 1 yard TD (Jeremiah Detmer K #3 kick)
3:05TDShaun Joplin WR #9 50 yard TD from Matt Schilz QB #7 (Tyler Tate K #98 kick)
0:44TDRyan Burbrink WR #17 73 yard TD from Matt Schilz QB #7 (Tyler Tate K #98 kick)
0:01FGTyler Tate K #98 44 yard FG
5:17TDShaun Joplin WR #9 21 yard TD from Matt Schilz QB #7 (Tyler Tate K #98 kick)
0:26TDAlonzo Russell WR #9 33 yard TD from Terrance Owens QB #2 (Jeremiah Detmer K #3 kick)
3:40FGJeremiah Detmer K #3 22 yard FG
5:27TDMarc Renney HB #21 23 yard TD (Jeremiah Detmer K #3 kick)
0:19FGTyler Tate K #98 19 yard FG
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