Final scores and key stats for week seven:
No. 23 Northern Illinois University Huskies 27, University Akron Zips 20
Northern Illinois senior quarterback Jordan Lynch threw 16-of-35, for 220 yards and a touchdown. He was also the leading rusher with 85 yards and a rushing touchdown.
Akron sophomore quarterback Kyle Pohl passed for 262 yards, with a touchdown and an interception.
With their win over Akron, No. 23 Northern Illinois looks to move further up the Associated Press rankings as the lone MAC team in the top 25.
University of Buffalo Bulls 33, Western Michigan University Broncos 0
Buffalo sophomore quarterback Joe Licata threw for 124 yards and three touchdowns, while senior running back Branden Oliver carried the ball 19 times for 128 yards.
Western Michigan freshman quarterback Zach Terrell went 16-of-34, good for 164 yards and two interceptions. Freshman wide receiver Corey Davis caught eight passes for 92 yards.
WMU is still winless on the season (0-7).
Central Michigan University Chippewas 26, Ohio University Bobcats 23
Central Michigan freshman quarterback Cooper Rush threw 20-of-28 for 224 yards, three touchdowns and an interception, while sophomore running back Saylor Lavallii ran for 184 yards on 26 rushes but could not get into the end zone.
Ohio senior quarterback Tyler Tettleton went 24-of-33 passing for 319 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. Senior wide receiver Donte Foster had nine receptions for 118 yards.
With the victory, CMU snapped Ohio’s four-game winning streak.
University of Massachusetts Minutemen 17, Miami University (Ohio) RedHawks 10
UMass sophomore quarterback A.J. Doyle went 19-of-35 passing for 249 yards, with two touchdowns and two interceptions, while senior tight end Rob Blanchflower caught five balls for 98 yards and a touchdown.
Miami senior quarterback Austin Boucher threw for 166 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions. Freshman defensive back Jay Mastin recorded 14 total tackles (seven solo), with two defended passes.
With the win, the Minutemen record their first victory of the season (1-5), while the RedHawks remain winless (0-6).
Ball State University Cardinals 27, Kent State University Golden Flashes 24
Ball State senior quarterback Keith Wenning completed 23 passes for 305 yards, with four touchdowns and two interceptions, on 46 attempts. Junior wide receiver Willie Snead led all receivers with 10 catches for 152 yards and two touchdowns.
Kent State freshman quarterback Colin Reardon went 19-of-24 passing for 166 yards with two touchdowns and an interception, while junior wide receiver Chris Humphrey had nine receptions for 106 yards and a touchdown.
With a fourth quarter rally, Ball State remains perfect in conference play, going 3-0, while posting an overall record of 6-1.
Mississippi State University Bulldogs 21, Bowling Green State University Falcons 20
Missisppi State senior quarterback Tyler Russell went 12-of-14, for 102 yards. The team combined for 245 rushing yards.
Bowling Green sophomore Matt Johnson threw 19-of-33 good for 194 yards, while sophomore running back Travis Greene rushed for 99 yards on 15 carries.
Bowling Green is now at 5-2 on the season with a 3-0 record in the MAC