Kaleb Eleby threw three of his five touchdown passes to D’Wayne Eskridge, La’Darius Jefferson ran for 150 yards and Western Michigan held off Central Michigan 52-44.
Western Michigan has sole possession of first place in the Mid-American Conference East Division, and is 3-0 in the MAC for just the sixth time since 2000.
Eleby had 382 yards passing and also had a 4-yard touchdown run. Eskridge finished with four catches for 212 yards.
Kobe Lewis had 114 yards with two touchdowns and Kalil Pimpleton added 108 yards on the ground with three touchdowns for Central Michigan.