KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) - Tyler Benz threw two touchdown passes and Dylan Mulder booted three field goals as Eastern Michigan defeated Western Michigan 29-23 Saturday.
Benz had scoring throws of 5 yards to Donald Scott and 8 yards to Alex Gillett while completing 13 of 21 passes for 137 yards for the Eagles (2-9, 1-6 Mid-American). Dominique Sherrer also scored on a 3-yard run.
Western Michigan (4-8, 2-6) had more offensive yards than Eastern - 443 to 369 - but settled for Andrew Haldeman field goals on its three second-half scoring drives. Alex Carder was 29 for 50 passing for 328 yards and TD passes of 1 yard to Blake Hammond and 25 to Justin Collins, who had nine catches for 101 yards.
The Broncos were playing their final game of the season. Eastern Michigan wraps up next week against Northern Illinois.
|EMICH||Dominique Sherrer 3 yd run (Dylan Mulder kick)|
|EMICH||Donald Scott 5 yd pass from Tyler Benz (Dylan Mulder kick)|
|WMICH||Blake Hammond 1 yd pass from Alex Carder (Andrew Haldeman kick)|
|EMICH||Dylan Mulder 22 yd FG|
|WMICH||Justin Collins 25 yd pass from Alex Carder (Andrew Haldeman kick)|
|WMICH||Andrew Haldeman 37 yd FG|
|EMICH||Dylan Mulder 43 yd FG|
|EMICH||Alex Gillett 8 yd pass from Tyler Benz (missed kick)|
|WMICH||Andrew Haldeman 19 yd FG|
|EMICH||Dylan Mulder 34 yd FG|
|WMICH||Andrew Haldeman 28 yd FG|
|Third Down Efficiency||9-15||8-15|
|Fourth Down Efficiency||0-1||0-0|
|Kick Return Yds||141||93|
|Punt Return Yds||5||0|
|Time of Poss.||36:56||23:4|
|EMICH: Bronson Hill 17-77, Alex Gillett 9-60, Tyler Benz 6-31, Ryan Brumfield 6-17, Dominique Sherrer 8-16, Team 3--6|
|WMICH: Dareyon Chance 10-69, Alex Carder 9-42, Antoin Scriven 1-4|
|EMICH: Tyler Benz 13-21-137-0, Alex Gillett 1-1-37-0|
|WMICH: Alex Carder 29-50-328-1|
|EMICH: Alex Gillett 5-45, Bronson Hill 3-59, Garrett Hoskins 3-27, Donald Scott 2-19, Dustin Creel 1-24|
|WMICH: Justin Collins 9-101, Jaime Wilson 7-74, Blake Hammond 4-62, Eric Monette 3-58, Antoin Scriven 2-14, Dareyon Chance 2-11, Clark Mussman 1-5, Eric Boyden 1-3|
|Eastern Michigan||6th Mid American West||1-7||2-10|
|Western Michigan||5th Mid American West||2-6||4-8|