Scores

Final

Tenn Tech 7

(2-2, 1-2 away)

W Michigan 41

(3-1, 2-0 home)

7:06 PM ET, September 20, 2008

Waldo Stadium, Kalamazoo, MI

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TNTC 7 0 0 07
WMU 13 14 14 041

Top Performers

Passing: T. Hiller (WMU) - 333 YDS, 5 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: B. West (WMU) - 14 CAR, 133 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: J. Simmons (WMU) - 10 REC, 115 YDS, 1 TD

W. Michigan 41, Tennessee Tech 7

Associated Press

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KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- Tim Hiller threw for 333 yards and five touchdowns in Western Michigan's 41-7 victory over Tennessee Tech on Saturday night.

The Broncos (3-1) totaled 633 yards in total offense, just 30 yards under the school record.

Hiller completed his first 13 passes, totaling 174 yards and two touchdowns, before throwing his first incompletion on the fourth play of the second quarter. The junior finished 27-for-31 passing, tied a career high for scoring passes in one game.

Jamarko Simmons caught a season-high 10 passes for 115 yards and a touchdown for the Broncos (3-1), who have won three straight since a season-opening loss at Nebraska. Running back Kirk Elsworth scored the first two TDs of his career on scoring passes of 7 and 3 yards from Hiller.

Branden Ledbetter and Schneider Julien caught the other scoring passes from Hiller, whose 54 career TD passes ranks No. 2 in school history behind Tim Lester's 87 in 1996-99. Brandon West rushed for 133 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries.

Josh Lowery completed 19-of-33 passes for 151 yards and a touchdown in his first start of the season for Tennessee Tech (2-2). Henry Sailes led the Golden Eagles with 45 yards rushing.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TNTC
WMU
1st Downs1330
Total Yards251633
Passing151359
Rushing100274
Penalties5-4510-65
3rd Down Conversions5-148-13
4th Down Conversions0-01-2
Turnovers01
Possession27:4532:15

Passing Leaders

Tennessee TechC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Lowery19/331514.610
Western MichiganC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hiller27/3133310.751

Rushing Leaders

Tennessee TechCARYDSAVGTDLG
Sailes12453.8013
Hudson4389.5017
Western MichiganCARYDSAVGTDLG
West141339.5151
Elsworth44310.8036

Receiving Leaders

Tennessee TechRECYDSAVGTDLG
Benford77010.0124
Hudson33511.7017
Western MichiganRECYDSAVGTDLG
Simmons1011511.5122
Ledbetter8567.0113

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTNTCWMU
TD08:47Branden Ledbetter 1 Yd Pass From Tim Hiller (Pat Failed) 06
TD04:22Jamarko Simmons 19 Yd Pass From Tim Hiller (John Potter Kick) 013
TD00:57Tim Benford 24 Yd Pass From Josh Lowery (Justin Kraemer Kick) 713
SECOND QUARTERTNTCWMU
TD10:14Brandon West 6 Yd Run (John Potter Kick) 720
TD01:36Kirk Elsworth 3 Yd Pass From Tim Hiller (John Potter Kick) 727
THIRD QUARTERTNTCWMU
TD11:21Schneider Julien 23 Yd Pass From Tim Hiller (John Potter Kick) 734
TD03:24Kirk Elsworth 7 Yd Pass From Tim Hiller (John Potter Kick) 741