East: Offense – Akron running back Jawon Chisholm carried 27 times for 151 yards and produed a key fourth-quarter first-down conversion as the Zips knocked off archrival Kent State, 16-7. Defense – Kent State tackle Roosevelt Nix had three tackles for loss, two sacks and a forced fumble against Akron. Special Teams – Massachusetts kicker Brendon Levengood went 4-for-4 on field goal attempts, all in excess of 40 yards, in a 63-19 loss to Northern Illinois.
West: Offense – Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch was at it again. Playing just the first half against UMass, Lynch ran for 119 yards and four TDs and passed for 160 yards and another score. Defense – NIU tackle Ken Bishop was in on a career-high nine tackles and picked off a pass against the Minutemen. Special Teams – Toledo kicker Jeremiah Detmer made two FGs in a 55-16 pasting of Eastern Michigan. He’s hit eight straight attempts and 31 of his last 32.