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.