MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. -- Cooper Rush threw six touchdown passes and Central Michigan pulled away in the second half to beat UNLV 44-21 on Saturday.
The Chippewas (3-0) are off to their best start since 2002, and showed no signs of a letdown after stunning 22nd-ranked Oklahoma State last week. That game should have ended on a fourth-down intentional grounding foul against the Cowboys but the referees awarded an extra play and Central Michigan scored on a wild touchdown for a 30-27 victory.
Rush was 20 of 33 for 352 yards, and his six scoring throws was a Kelly/Shorts Stadium record. Corey Willis had six receptions for 108 yards and two touchdowns, and Mark Chapman finished with five catches for 80 yards and two scores. Jesse Kroll and Brandon Childress also had TD catches.
Central Michigan lead 28-21 at halftime, and its defense had a safety and an interception in the second half. Rush added throwing scores of 31 and 42 yards.
The Chippewas travel to face ACC-member Virginia with a shot a starting 4-0 for the first time since 1985.
Washington State football coach Mike Leach questioned the Pac-12's commitment to player safety and accused the league of favoritism in a series of text messages he exchanged with officials last month, according to a Yahoo Sports report.
Isaiah Sanders accounted for four touchdowns Friday night to lead Air Force to a 41-35 win over UNLV.
FB Cole Fagan stays on his feet and shows off his wheels en route to the end zone, giving the Falcons a 41-21 lead.
Isaiah Sanders connects with a wide-open Ronald Cleveland, who takes it all the way to the house and makes it 34-21 Falcons.
QB Isaiah Sanders keeps it himself and follows his blockers to the end zone for an 8-yard TD run, putting the Falcons up 27-21 over the Rebels.
Lexington Thomas bursts through a hole and outruns the defense to the end zone, extending the Rebels' lead to 14-6.