Koback runs for 259, Toledo beats EMU in overtime
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Bryant Koback rushed for a career-high 259 yards, Eli Peters and Drew Rosi connected for the game-winning touchdown in overtime and Toledo held off a big Eastern Michigan rally to defeat the Eagles 37-34 on Saturday.
Koback's 54-yard touchdown run in the third quarter put Toledo (5-3, 2-2 MAC) ahead 31-10. Eastern Michigan (4-4, 1-3) then rallied with a 4-yard scoring run by Mike Glass, a 3-yard TD run by Shaq Vann and a 26-yard run by Vann.
In overtime, Chad Ryland kicked a 24-yard field goal for Eastern Michigan. Toledo's possession opened with a 10-yard run by Koback. After an incomplete pass and a run for no gain, Peters hit Rosi on an out-pattern at about the 2-yard line and he was tackled a foot or two inside the right pylon for the touchdown.
Glass completed 21 of 37 passes for 286 yards and a touchdown for Eastern Michigan. Vann had 110 rushing yards on 20 carries with the two touchdowns.
Peters completed 9 of 18 passes for 138 yards and two touchdowns. The Rockets had 57 rushing attempts for 366 yards.
Koback's rushing total was sixth best in school history, well behind the record 330 yards by Morgan Williams against Miami (Ohio) in 2008.