NCAA Game Summary - Bowling Green at Western Michigan|
(Saturday, October 8th)
Final Score: Western Michigan 45, Bowling Green 21
Kalamazoo, MI (Sports Network) - Alex Carder accounted for four touchdowns for
Western Michigan, as the quarterback led the Broncos to an easy 45-21 decision
over the Bowling Green Falcons in Mid-American Conference action at Waldo
Carder finished with 212 passing yards and threw three touchdowns for WMU (4-2,
2-0 MAC), while adding another score on the ground to go along with his 95
rushing yards. Tevin Drake led the way on the ground however, as the tailback
rumbled for 112 yards and one score on just 10 carries. Jordan White played a
large role in the win, hauling in 12 passes for 156 yards and two touchdowns.
Matt Schilz led the way for BGSU (3-3, 1-1), throwing for 194 yards and one
score. However, the signal caller left the game and was replaced by Trent
Hurley, who completed 6-of-10 passes for 69 yards. Anthon Samuel led the way in
the ground for the Falcons, rushing for 59 yards and one touchdown.
The Broncos struck first in this league contest, as Carder plunged into the end
zone for a one-yard score.
Bowling Green responded instantly, as Schilz hooked up with Jorden for a 57-
yard scoring strike less than two minutes later.
Western Michigan was able to head into the second frame with a 14-7 edge,
thanks to a 12-yard touchdown scamper by Drake.
Bowling Green tied the game once again, this time it was a five-yard touchdown
run by Samuel that drew the game even.
Western Michigan's offense took over for the rest of the half though, as Carder
tossed two touchdowns to give the Broncos a 28-14 lead at the break. The first
score was on a one-yard pass that went in the direction of Chris Prom, and that
was followed by a nine-yard TD toss to White in the final seconds of the second
The Broncos continued to build on their lead early in the third frame when John
Potter drilled a 41-yard field goal.
Carder and Jordan hooked up once again later in the quarter, giving the Broncos
a 38-14 edge. This time the score went for 26 yards.
Western Michigan continued to punish Bowling Green's defense, as the Broncos
capped off a 10-play, 84-yard drive with a one-yard touchdown plunge by Antoin
Scriven early in the final quarter.
Bowling Green used an 11-play drive that was capped off by a four-yard
touchdown run by Jamel Martin, but that came late in the contest, leaving the
Falcons with little time to mount a serious comeback.
10/08 18:16:07 ET