W. Michigan 68, Akron 19
Tyler Van Tubbergen threw six touchdown passes and ran for
another score as Western Michigan routed Akron 68-19 on Friday.
The Broncos (7-5, 5-3 Mid-American) led 10-5 early in the second
quarter. But Dervon Wallace’s 56-yard run set up Van Tubbergen’s
9-yard TD pass to Chleb Ravenell, and began a streak of eight
Western Michigan touchdowns without any Akron points.
Van Tubbergen was 19 for 21 for 252 yards. He threw two TD
passes apiece to Jordan White – who had 138 yards receiving – and
one each to Ravenell, Eric Monette, Dallas Walker and Matt Cutler.
He also scored on an 8-yard run and finished with 60 yards rushing.
Receiver Robert Arnheim also threw a touchdown pass to
It was 66-5 before Akron finally scored again, on Mike Perish’s
2-yard run midway through the third quarter. The Zips (1-11, 0-8)
lost three fumbles during the Broncos’ eight-TD spree.