KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- Tim Hiller threw for a season-high 347 yards and four touchdowns and running back Brandon West scored three touchdowns, leading Western Michigan to a 41-20 victory over Ohio on Saturday.
Hiller topped 300 yards for the third time this season and completed 24-of-37 passes for the Broncos (5-1, 3-0 Mid-American). Western, which ran up 503 yards in total offense, has won five straight since a season-opening loss at Nebraska and is one of three MAC West teams unbeaten in league play.
Ohio's Boo Jackson completed 13-of-22 passes for 144 yards and three touchdowns, but was intercepted twice and sacked five times as the Bobcats (1-5, 0-2) lost by their largest margin this season.
West rushed for a game-high 107 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries, and also caught four passes for 72 yards and two touchdowns. West turned a screen pass into a 45-yard scoring reception with 12:44 left in the fourth quarter, then ran 26 yards for a TD with 2:25 remaining.
The Broncos' Jamarko Simmons caught a game-high eight passes for 87 yards and a touchdown.
Ohio's Andrew Mooney caught 5 passes for 67 yards and a touchdown.
Former Hawaii quarterback Nick Rolovich will take over his alma mater and said Monday he plans to focus on the bonds his players develop with one another, not on any specific offense or defense.
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