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.
Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher hopes quarterback Sean Maguire is ready to go full speed by the middle of June.
Graduate transfer quarterback Davis Webb has officially joined California, giving the Golden Bears an experienced option to replace No. 1 overall NFL draft pick Jared Goff.
First-year football coach Dino Babers, hired by former Syracuse AD Mark Coyle, is on the committee that will search for Coyle's replacement.
Hugh Freeze has some major holes to fill on offense with the departures of Laremy Tunsil and Laquon Treadwell, but there is Chady Kelly and good depth.
After transferring in from Montana State, Dakota Prukop has a checklist he's working from as he prepares to compete for the Oregon job.
The destination for Week 6 of the Big 12 Ultimate Road Trip is unanimous, as all three conference reporters would head to the Red River Rivalry.
|Southeast Missouri State||3-4||4-7|