MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP)—Adonis Thomas rushed for 131 yards and two touchdowns and Terrance Owens passed for two scores as Toledo kept its Mid-American Conference title hope alive with a 44-17 victory against Central Michigan on Friday night.
Both of Owens’ TD passes came in the second half as the Rockets (7-4, 6-1) broke the game open. Toledo sits atop the MAC West Division with Northern Illinois, but the Huskies own the tiebreaker thanks to their 66-63 win when the teams met on Nov. 1.
Ryan Radcliff was 20 of 37 passing for 233 yards and two touchdowns for the Chippewas (3-9, 2-6).
The Rockets led 14-10 in the second quarter before Jeremiah Detmer padded the lead with two field goals before halftime. Owens threw 39 yards to James Green for a TD early in the third quarter, and his 51-yard scoring toss to Bernard Reedy in the fourth quarter made the score 37-10.
Owens was 24 of 32 for 275 yards passing, and he added a 5-yard TD run with 1:17 remaining.