Western Michigan quarterback Alex Carder threw seven touchdown passes and ran for another one last night at Toledo, but his Broncos still lost in a MAC shootout with the host Rockets winning 66-to-63 at the Glass Bowl.
Toledo, which rushed for 419 yards last night, sure can score in bunches. Last Tuesday, the Rockets came out on the short end of a 63-to-60 loss to Northern Illinois. Last night’s defeat leaves Western Michigan with a 5-and-5 record, including 3-and-3 in the conference while Toledo remains tied with Northern Illinois for first place in the MAC West at 5-and-1 in the division and 6-and-4 overall. Last night, Northern Illinois beat Bowling Green 45-to-14.
Elsewhere in college football, hundreds of students held a rally last night outside the home of Penn State coach Joe Paterno. The impromptu gathering came as the legendary coach and school are embroiled in a child sex-abuse scandal surrounding former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.
Paterno told the students he feels sorry for the victims and prayers should be said for them. The "New York Times" reported that Penn Stateis planning Paterno's exit, perhaps within days or weeks. The 84-year-old Paterno has been head coach of the Nittany Lions since 1966. We’ll continue to follow this story with our updates from ABC News.