2014 MAC Roundup – Week 14

    Nov. 25 Ohio 24, at Miami University 21 And You Care Because … Josiah Yazdani hit a 28-yard field goal as time ran out to complete Ohio’s comeback over 24

    December 1, 2014

    Nov. 25 Ohio 24, at Miami University 21 
    And You Care Because … Josiah Yazdani hit a 28-yard field goal as time ran out to complete Ohio’s comeback over 24 unanswered points. Miami got up 21-0 on a three-yard Andrew Hendrix run and a 13-yard pass to Dawan Scott, and Quinten Rollins returned a pick 27 yards for a touchdown. And then it was all Ohio as Kylan Nelson returned the ensuing kickoff for an 84-yard touchdown to spark a run of 24 unanswered points. Derrius Vick threw two touchdown passes with a 13-yarder to A.J. Ouellette in the third and a five-yarder to Jordan Reid in the fourth, but it took a five-play drive in the final minute to lead to Yazdani’s field goal.
    What Else? Ohio QB Derrius Vick completed 10-of-18 passes for 121 yards and two touchdowns with a pick, and ran 18 times for 61 yards 
    – Miami QB Andrew Hendrix completed 15-of-38 passes for 218 yards and a score with a pick, and ran 19 times for a team-high 70 yards and a score 
    – Time of possession: Ohio 32:47 – Miami University 26:22 
    – Penalties: Miami University 7 for 46 yards – Ohio 3 for 24 yards 
    Game Rating: B+ 

    Nov. 28 at Kent State 27, at Akron 24 
    And You Care Because … Chris Humphrey caught a five-yard touchdown pass with a minute to play to give Kent State the win. Down ten, Akron rallied back in the second half with a 41-yard touchdown run from Jawon Chisholm and followed up with an 80-yard scoring dash late in the fourth for the lead before KSU went 77 yards in ten plays for the winning score. Nick Holley ran for two scores for the Golden Flashes in the first quarter, and Colin Reardon found Casey Pierce for a 19-yard touchdown for the lead before Akron’s scoring run. 
    What Else? Kent State RB Nick Holley ran 14 times for 95 yards and two scores 
    – Akron RB Jawon Chisholm ran 19 times for 184 yards and three scores 
    – Kent State QB Colin Reardon completed 28-of-45 passes for 298 yards and two scores with a pick, and ran four times for ten yards 
    – Akron QB Kyle Pohl completed 17-of-42 passes for 191 yards and two picks 
    Game Rating: B+ 

    Nov. 28 Northern Illinois 31, at Western Michigan 21 
    And You Care Because … Northern Illinois took the MAC West title with a great comeback through the snow. Down 21-7 in the second quarter, the Huskies scored 24 unanswered points with Drew Hare running for two, two-yard touchdowns and Akeem Daniels taking off for a 21-yard touchdown. Turnovers were the biggest problem for WMU both on offense and special teams, giving it up six times to ruin a great start with two Andrew Haldeman field goals, a 13-yard Corey Davis catch, and a two-yard Jarvion Franklin run. NIU started out the scoring with a 65-yard Aregeros Turner catch on the first play from scrimmage. 
    What Else? Northern Illinois QB Drew Hare completed 9-of-20 passes for 159 yards and a touchdown, and ran 11 times for 36 yards and two scores 
    – Time of possession: Western Michigan 40:27 – Northern Illinois 19:33 
    – Western Michigan RB Jarvion Franklin ran 29 times for 92 yards and a score 
    – Western Michgian QB Zach Terrell completed 23-of-33 passes for 256 yards and a touchdown with two picks 
    Game Rating: 

    Nov. 28 Ball State 41, at Bowling Green 24 
    And You Care Because … Bowling Green had already wrapped up the MAC East, but it got up fast with a 21-7 lead on touchdown runs from 75 yards out from Travis Greene, two yards away from Fred Coppet, and a kickoff return for a score from Clint Stephens after Ball State got one the board with a 62-yard KeVonn Mabon scoring grab. It was all Ball State from then on as Jahwan Edwards ran for two short scores and Jordan Williams caught a 16-yard touchdown pass. 
    What Else? Ball State RB Jahwan Edwards caught 28 passes for 165 yards and two scores
    – Bowling Green RB Travis Greene ran 14 times for 159 yards and a score, and Fred Coppet ran 16 times for 140 yards and a touchdown 
    – Time of possession: Ball State 36:47 – Bowling Green 23:13 
    – Ball State QB Ozzie Mann completed 20-of-29 passes for 286 yards and three scores, and ran five times for 19 yards 
    Game Rating: C+ 

    Nov. 28 Buffalo 41, at UMass 21 
    And You Care Because … Buffalo jumped out to a 20-0 lead on three Joe Licata touchdown passes including a 28-yarder to Devon Hughes, who caught a second touchdown pass in the third on the way to a 34-7 lead. UMass got on the board with a 50-yard Marken Michel run, and scored twice in the fourth quarter on Tajae Sharpe touchdown catches from seven and 24 yards out, but a 76-yard Anthone Taylor touchdown dash kept the Bulls well ahead. 
    What Else? Time of possession: Buffalo 35:05 – UMass 24:55 
    – Buffalo RB Anthone Taylor ran 36 times for 237 yards and two touchdowns, and caught three passes for 31 yards 
    – Buffalo QB Joe Licata completed 20-of-27 passes for 255 yards and four scores 
    – UMass RB Shadrach Abrokwah ran 15 times for 100 yards 
    Game Rating: C-

    Nov. 28 Toledo 52, at Eastern Michigan 16 
    And You Care Because … Toledo did its part to take the MAC West title, but NIU beat Western Michigan to ruin the hopes. Even so, the Rockets took care of business early with 42 first half points. Logan Woodside threw five touchdown passes to five different receivers, highlighted by an 81-yard Kishon Wilcher score late in the first quarter and a 59-yarder to Alonzo Russell late in the second. Eastern Michigan got on the board in the second quarter with a ten-yard Kris Strange touchdown, but the game was never close. 
    What Else? Total yards: Toledo 513 – Eastern Michigan 215 
    – Toledo QB Logan Woodside completed 14-of-18 passes for 323 yards and five scores 
    – Eastern Michigan QB Reginald Ball completed 8-of-23 passes for 119 yards and two touchdowns with two picks 
    – Toledo RB Kareem Hunt ran 22 times for 110 yards and a touchdown 
    Game Rating: 


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