KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) ? Alex Carder threw five touchdown passes, four in the second quarter to help his team pull away, as Western Michigan coasted to a 52-21 victory over Eastern Illinois on Saturday.
Carder completed 29 of 40 passes for 364 yards. Jaime Wilson caught 11 passes for 154 yards and two TDs, and Blake Hammond had six receptions for 94 yards with a pair of scores.
Western Michigan (1-1) came through on defense by sacking Eastern Illinois' Jimmy Garoppolo four times. He completed 15 of 32 passes for 225 yards and a TD.
Western Michigan had 631 yards total offense and kept the ball moving most of the night, converting 10 of 16 third-down situations. Eastern Illinois (1-1) was just 2 of 15.
|WMICH||Daniel Braverman 9 yd run (Andrew Haldeman kick)|
|EIL||Jake Walker 17 yd run (Cameron Berra kick)|
|WMICH||Matt Cutler 2 yd pass from Alex Carder (Andrew Haldeman kick)|
|EIL||Chris Wright 18 yd pass from Jimmy Garoppolo (Cameron Berra kick)|
|WMICH||Blake Hammond 1 yd pass from Alex Carder (Andrew Haldeman kick)|
|WMICH||Blake Hammond 2 yd pass from Alex Carder (Andrew Haldeman kick)|
|WMICH||Jaime Wilson 13 yd pass from Alex Carder (Andrew Haldeman kick)|
|WMICH||Jaime Wilson 16 yd pass from Alex Carder (Andrew Haldeman kick)|
|WMICH||Andrew Haldeman 37 yd FG|
|EIL||Taylor Duncan 6 yd run (Cameron Berra kick)|
|WMICH||Antoin Scriven 1 yd run (Andrew Haldeman kick)|
|Third Down Efficiency||2-15||10-16|
|Fourth Down Efficiency||0-2||1-3|
|Kick Return Yds||139||60|
|Punt Return Yds||0||90|
|Time of Poss.||21:14||38:46|
|EIL: Jake Walker 11-69, Taylor Duncan 10-44, A.J. Woodson 3-7, Scott Weatherford 1--3, Jimmy Garoppolo 8--17|
|WMICH: Brian Fields 14-66, Tevin Drake 8-58, Dareyon Chance 7-58, Antoin Scriven 8-29, Alex Carder 3-11, Daniel Braverman 3-9, Tyler Van Tubbergen 1-3, Team 3--5|
|EIL: Jimmy Garoppolo 15-32-225-2, Ben Krol 2-4-19-0|
|WMICH: Alex Carder 29-40-364-1, Tyler Van Tubbergen 4-6-38-0|
|EIL: Erik Lora 5-115, Chris Wright 4-38, Von Wise 2-41, Sam Hendricks 2-30, Taylor Duncan 2-7, Adam Drake 1-9, Eric Luhrsen 1-4|
|WMICH: Jaime Wilson 11-154, Blake Hammond 6-94, Daniel Braverman 4-64, Brian Fields 3-22, Matt Cutler 3-15, Eric Monette 2-24, Gabe Hughes 1-10, Tevin Drake 1-9, Kendrick Roberts 1-5, Josh Schaffer 1-5|