Eastern Michigan at Western Michigan

W. Michigan 45, E. Michigan 30


KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) - Alex Carder threw for 349 yards and four touchdowns Saturday as Western Michigan pulled away in the second half to defeat Eastern Michigan 45-30 in a game that featured 1,009 yards of offense.

Carder completed 17 of 21 passes and had scoring throws of 9, 20, 33 and 66 yards. Juan Nunez (4 catches, 110 yards) had two of those TD receptions while Jordan White (7-134) had one. Brian Fields added 107 yards rushing and two touchdowns for the Broncos (4-6, 3-3 Mid American).

Alex Gillett ran for 159 yards and passed for 214 for Eastern Michigan (1-9, 1-5) while accounting for four touchdowns - passes of 29, 40 and 32 yards and a 32-yard TD run.

Eastern Michigan tied the game 24-24 on a Sean Graham field goal in the third quarter. But a 33-yard scoring pass from Carder to White and a 47-yard TD run by Fields pushed Western Michigan ahead for good.

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Scoring Summary
WMIBrian Fields 9 yd pass from Alex Carder (John Potter kick)
WMIJuan Nunez 20 yd pass from Alex Carder (John Potter kick)
EMIAlex Gillett 32 yd run (Sean Graham kick)
WMIJohn Potter 39 yd FG
EMIChaz Mitchell 29 yd pass from Alex Gillett (Sean Graham kick)
WMIBrian Fields 6 yd run (John Potter kick)
EMITyrone Burke 40 yd pass from Alex Gillett (Sean Graham kick)
EMISean Graham 20 yd FG
WMIJordan White 33 yd pass from Alex Carder (John Potter kick)
WMIBrian Fields 47 yd run (John Potter kick)
EMIGarrett Hoskins 32 yd pass from Alex Gillett (missed kick)
WMIJuan Nunez 66 yd pass from Alex Carder (John Potter kick)
Team Stats
First Downs2523
Third Down Efficiency10-194-7
Fourth Down Efficiency2-30-0
Plays-Net Yards80-49148-518
Passing Yds214349
Kick Return Yds62123
Punt Return Yds00
Time of Poss.39:3720:23
Individual Stats
EMI: Alex Gillett 22-159, Dwayne Priest 26-87, Corey Welch 4-20, Javonti Greene 2-5, Dominique Sherrer 1-4, Alex Bellfy 1-2
WMI: Brian Fields 11-107, Tevin Drake 5-36, Alex Carder 7-34, Dareyon Chance 1-14, Team 2--5, Ansel Ponder 1--17
EMI: Alex Gillett 13-24-214-2
WMI: Alex Carder 17-21-349-0
EMI: Donald Scott 4-50, Tyrone Burke 2-45, Kinsman Thomas 2-23, Ben Thayer 2-21, Garrett Hoskins 1-32, Chaz Mitchell 1-29, Corey Welch 1-14
WMI: Jordan White 7-134, Juan Nunez 4-110, Brian Fields 2-20, Tevin Drake 1-49, Clark Mussman 1-23, Robert Arnheim 1-12, Ansel Ponder 1-1

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