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MAC Football Roundup

Nothing rivaled West Virginia-Baylor but the offenses went wild in the Mid-American Conference over the weekend. Here's a look at what went down aside from UB's 24-17 loss at UConn:

Ohio (5-0, 1-0) 37, UMass (0-5, 0-2) 34: The Minutemen are no longer the pushovers they were early in the season. Unbeaten Ohio needed a 17-point fourth quarter to escape with a road win. JR RB Beau Blankenship had the third-biggest running day in school history, rambling for 269 yards on 43 carries and scoring twice. He was a high school teammate of Bobcats QB Tyler Tettleton (son of former MLB catcher Mickey Tettleton). UB's at Ohio at noon Saturday.

Toledo (4-1, 2-0) 37 , Western Micigan (2-3, 0-1) 17: Lockport High's Dave Fluellen continues to excel for the Rockets. Fluellen ran 21 times for 213 yards and 3 TDs and caught five balls for another 34 yards. The Toledo @ NIU game on Nov. 14 should decide the West.

Kent State (3-1, 2-0) 45, Ball State (3-2, 1-1) 43: Freddy Cortez hit a 25-yard FG with six seconds left to rescue the Golden Flashes. KSU's Dri Archer remains the most electric player in the MAC: 8 carries for 72 yards, 3 catches for 104 yards and two TDs and a 98-yard KO return for a TD, his second of the season. Ball State QB Keith Wenning was sensation, completing 32 of 43 for 445 yards and 5 TDs a week after the Flashes held Buffalo to 5 of 25 passing. Hmmm.

Miami (3-2, 2-0) 56, Akron (1-4, 0-1): RedHawks scoreed deciding TD with 1:04 left. QB Zac Dysert lit it up, completing 34 of 49 for 516 yards and 6 TDs. Meanwhile, Terry Bowden's definitely turning things around in Akron. QB Dalton Williams went 32 of 42 for 446 with 4 TDs and RB Jawon Chisholm carried 21-152-2.

Northern Illinois (4-1, 1-0) 55, Central Michigan (2-2, 0-1) 24: QB Jordan Lynch had an off-day passing (14-32-214) but another big day on the ground (21-144-1) for the Huskies. Buffalo visits NIU in two weeks.

Bowling Green (2-3, 0-1) 48, Rhode Island 8: The Falcons stepped down in class for a routine victory. QB Matt Schilz was 20-27-281 with 2 TDs.

-- Bob DiCesare

 

 

 

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Bob Dicesare

Bob DiCesare

Western New York native Bob DiCesare covers UB football, Big 4 basketball and writes an occasional column. He still holds a grudge against Chris Ford who, he's convinced, cost St. Bonaventure the 1970 NCAA basketball championship.

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Rodney McKissic

Rodney McKissic

Rodney McKissic began his journalism career in 1989 after graduating from the University of Cincinnati and has worked for The Buffalo News since 2001. A proud father of four children, he enjoys reading in his spare time.

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Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered colleges for The Buffalo News since 1999. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

@amymoritz | amoritz@buffnews.com

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