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Mitchell Guadagni accounts for 4 TDs, Toledo wins MAC opener over WMU

Posted: 10:57 AM, Oct 06, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-06 10:57:57-04
Mitchell Guadagni accounts for 4 TDs, Toledo wins MAC opener over WMU

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- Mitchell Guadagni passed for 200 yards and a pair of touchdowns, ran for two more scores and Toledo opened conference play defeating Western Michigan 31-24 on Saturday, running its win streak to four games.

The Rockets (4-1, 1-0 Mid-American Conference) are unbeaten since falling to Kentucky 38-24 in the season opener. Toledo is coming off a 28-21 win over BYU.

Western Michigan (3-3, 1-1) fell behind 14-0 when Toledo scored on its first two possessions, but pulled within a touchdown when LeVante Bellamy ripped a 39-yard scoring run with eight minutes left to play.

The Bronco defense forced a three-and-out, but an 11-play final drive fell just short. Facing fourth down and 22 at the Toledo 24, Jon Wassink gained 20. The Rockets took over at their own 4-yard line and Bryant Koback picked up a pair of first downs -- including on a 28-yard gainer -- as Toledo ran out the clock.

Koback, the MAC's leading rusher averaging 112.8 yards per game, gained 177 on 21 carries.

Wassink passed for 303 yards and two scores.v