Recap: Western Mich vs. Eastern Mich
Kalamazoo, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Zach Terrell passed for 357 yards and four touchdowns as the Western Michigan Broncos completely dismantled the Eastern Michigan Eagles, 51-7, in a Mid-American Conference clash at Waldo Stadium.
Terrell completed 17-of-19 passing for 357 yards and the four scores - half of which went to receiver Daniel Braverman in the win for Western Michigan (7-3, 5-1 MAC), which has won five consecutive games dating back to Oct. 11. Terrell added a rushing score in the win, giving him five total touchdowns in the game.
Reginald Bell completed 14-of-22 passing for 283 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions for Eastern Michigan (2-8, 1-5), which has dropped four straight decisions. Bell's lone touchdown went to Bronson Hill, who had one reception for 76 yards and 29 rushing yards on eight carries.
The Broncos owned the first quarter against Eastern Michigan, and the scoring started right away. Darius Phillips got the game started with a 93-yard kickoff return touchdown just 12 seconds into the contest for the 7-0 WMU lead.
Terrell then went to work. He completed a 54-yard touchdown pass to Corey Davis with 7:58 left in the first frame for the 14-0 advantage, and then hit Braverman on an 11-yard scoring completion with 4:56 remaining for the 21-0 WMU lead.
His third touchdown pass of the opening frame went to Jarvion Franklin for 54 yards with 1:27 still on the clock in the first quarter. Andrew Haldeman's extra point try missed, so the Broncos led the Eagles, 27-0, at the end of the first.
Terrell kept the ball himself to start the second quarter when he snuck in a one-yard touchdown run with 12:13 remaining for the 34-0 lead.
Dareyon Chance gave his Broncos the 41-0 lead with a one-yard touchdown run of his own with 5:11 left in the first half. The run capped a nine-play, 56-yard drive.
Terrell found Braverman again for a touchdown connection, this time with 43 seconds left in the second quarter. The 13-yard hookup gave the Broncos a 48-0 advantage as the teams went into halftime.
Haldeman booted through a 31-yard field goal with 5:39 to play in the third period to give the Broncos a 51-0 edge.
Eastern Michigan finally got on the board when Bell connected with Hill for a 76-yard scoring completion with 4:03 left to play in the third frame. The Eagles still trailed, 51-7, which is how the game would eventually end.
Western Michigan had the advantage over Eastern Michigan in first downs (21-15), rushing yards (137-92), passing yards (360-283) and total offensive yards (497-375). The Broncos only committed one penalty in the game compared to eight for EMU.Game Notes