Complete Coverage On The Western Michigan
Central Michigan quarterback Dan LeFevour had beaten Western Michigan Tuesday night at a chilly Waldo Stadium with his passing and running, but two late touchdowns by the Broncos, one coming after a LeFevour fumble, had Central trailing by four with one minute, 34 seconds left.
LeFevour regained his composure and led his team 65 yards for the game-winning touchdown on a one-yard QB sneak. Central Michigan prevailed, 34-31.
David Kool scored 27 points and Western Michigan used a second-half spurt to beat Ball State 71-67 Sunday in the regular-season finale for both teams.
The Broncos (15-15, 9-7 Mid American Conference) trailed 35-32 at the break, but tied the game at 38 less than four minutes into the second half.
Kool then hit three 3-pointers during a 12-1 run capped by another trey by Andre Ricks as Western Michigan took a 50-39 lead with 13:18 remaining. Ricks finished with 20 for the Broncos.
Sefton Barrett scored 24 points and Giordan Watson had 22 to lead Central Michigan past Western Michigan 71-66 Wednesday.
The Chippewas (10-14, 5-7 Mid-American Conference) trailed 66-65 before scoring the game’s final six points. The Broncos went without a field goal for the final 2:11.
The No. 6 ranked University of Michigan ice hockey team fell to Western Michigan, 6-3, for its first home loss to the Broncos since the 1995-96 season, ending a 15-game winning streak at Yost. Andrew Cogliano (Woodbridge, Ontario) was U-M’s lone highlight, tallying his first career hat trick.
The 2007 International Bowl will be the first bowl game played outside the United States since the 1937 Bacardi Bowl in Havana, the school said Tuesday in announcing it had accepted the invitation. It will feature teams from the Mid-American Conference and the Big East Conference.
A Big East opponent had not yet been selected to face the Broncos, who completed their regular season with an 8-4 overall record and a 6-2 mark in the MAC. They finished second in the conference’s West Division, behind Central Michigan.