No. 24 N Illinois rolls to 49-7 win against EMU

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No. 24 N. Illinois 49, Eastern Michigan 7

YPSILANTI, Mich. -- Akeem Daniels scored a career-best four touchdowns and No. 24 Northern Illinois ended its regular season with its 11th straight victory, 49-7 against Eastern Michigan on a cold and snowy Saturday.

Daniels finished with a career-best 112 yards on 12 carries as the Huskies (11-1, 8-0) ended a perfect run through the Mid-American Conference.

Ball State 31, Miami (Ohio) 24

OXFORD -- Jahwan Edwards rushed for three touchdowns as Ball State defeated Miami (Ohio) 31-24 Friday in their regular-season finale.

The Cardinals (9-3, 6-2 Mid-American Conference) won their sixth straight, their most since winning 12 straight in 2008.

Bowling Green 21, Buffalo 7

COLUMBUS -- Matt Schilz threw for one touchdown and ran for another Friday as Bowling Green defeated Buffalo 21-7 in the Mid-American Conference teams' regular-season finale.

John Pettigrew carried 29 times for 93 yards for the Falcons (8-4, 6-2), including a 1-yard run in the second quarter for the game's first touchdown.

Schilz found Shaun Joplin with a 48-yard pass 1:56 before halftime for a 14-0 lead.

Central Michigan 41, Massachusetts 21

FOXBORO, Mass. -- Zurlon Tipton etched his name into the Central Michigan record books as the Chippewas routed Massachusetts 42-21 Friday in each team's Mid-American Conference finale.

The win earned the Chippewas (6-6, 4-4) bowl eligibility for the first time since 2009-10.

-- Associated Press

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