Marcus Childers threw for 239 yards and three touchdowns and added 73 yards rushing and Northern Illinois beat Bowling Green 48-17 on Saturday.
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Nathan Rourke and A.J. Ouellette each rushed for more than 120 yards and combined for five touchdowns as Ohio galloped past Bowling Green 48-30 on Saturday.
Navy leads the way among unlikely winners
After blowing a huge lead, the Midshipmen's odds to win dropped as low as 5 percent before the go-ahead TD in the final seconds. Miami's odds were nearly as low before its own game-winning score, while Iowa State and Bowling Green each overcame double-digit deficits to prevail.
Linebacker Brandon Harris recovered a fumble on a bad snap and returned it 93 yards for a score with 1:21 left to help Bowling Green get its first win of the season 37-29 over Miami of Ohio on Saturday.
Thomas Woodson accounted for three touchdowns and Kyron Brown returned a fourth-quarter interception for a clinching score in Akron's 34-23 victory over Bowling Green in a turnover-filled Mid-American Conference opener on Saturday night.
Falcons lead the way on special teams
Air Force thrived in the third phase during Saturday's monsoon, but it wasn't enough to get the win. That was a common story in Week 4, as only Ohio State won among the top four teams in special-teams efficiency.
John Urzua threw for 290 yards and two touchdowns, including a 64-yard scoring pass to Brad Anderson, to lead Middle Tennessee to a 24-13 win over Bowling Green on Saturday night.
Clayton Thorson threw for a career-high 370 yards and two touchdown passes, Justin Jackson rushed for three touchdowns and Northwestern beat Bowling Green 49-7 on Saturday night.
Chris Streveler accounted for four touchdowns and 425 yards of offense to lead South Dakota to a 35-27 victory over Bowling Green on Saturday night.
Brian Lewerke threw three touchdown passes, and Tyson Smith capped his heartwarming comeback with an interception return for a touchdown in Michigan State's 35-10 win over Bowling Green on Saturday.