Head coach P.J Fleck and the 20th-ranked Western Michigan Broncos have surely done a nice job this year of gaining national attention, including the attention of much improved in-state rival Eastern Michigan.
The Broncos and Eagles squared off in Kalamazoo and Western got a fight from the green and silver. Eastern Michigan led 17-14 late in the second quarter. WMU then put together a drive that was capped off by a Jamarui Bogan touchdown to put the Broncos back out in front 21-17. The Broncos led 24-17 at the half.
From there Western Michigan did not look back, racking up 561 total yards of offense. Zach Terrell threw for 398 yards and three touchdowns. 177 of those yards through the air went to Carrington Thompson, along with two of those three scores. Corey Davis also added a touchdown reception, with 87 yards receiving.
The Broncos also did damage on the ground, rushing for 163 yards. Jarvion Franklin ran for 114 yards with a score and Jamauri Bogan finished with 29 rushing yards and two scores.
Western Michigan (8-0) (4-0) heads to Ball State (4-4) (1-3) Tuesday, November 1st for a date with the Cardinals. Eastern Michigan (5-3) (2-2) welcomes Miami, OH to Ypsilanti next Saturday.