Scores

Final

W Michigan 28

(6-2, 4-1 MAC)

Cent Michigan 38

(5-2, 4-0 MAC)

Coverage: GamePlan

12:00 PM ET, October 18, 2008

Kelly/Shorts Stadium, Mount Pleasant, MI

1 2 3 4 T
WMU 7 7 7 728
CMU 14 7 7 1038

Top Performers

Passing: T. Hiller (WMU) - 471 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: B. Schroeder (CMU) - 25 CAR, 106 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: J. Nunez (WMU) - 10 REC, 145 YDS, 1 TD

Cent. Michigan 38, W. Michigan 28

Associated Press

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MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. -- Brian Brunner passed for 346 yards and a touchdown and Bryan Schroeder ran for 106 yards and two scores in Central Michigan's 38-28 win over Western Michigan on Saturday.

Brunner outdueled Broncos quarterback Tim Hiller, who set a school record and a Kelly/Shorts Stadium record with 471 yards passing. Hiller was 38-for-53 with two touchdowns.

Central Michigan (5-2, 4-0 Mid-American Conference) and Western Michigan (6-2, 4-1) combined for 1,044 yards of offense.

Brunner started in place of 2007 MAC Player of the Year Dan LeFevour, who was a late scratch because of an ankle injury suffered last weekend against Temple. Brunner came on in the second quarter of that game and led the Chippewas to a 24-14 victory.

Central went ahead to stay, 28-21, on receiver Antonio Brown's 2-yard TD pass to tight end Rocky Weaver with 6:29 left in the third quarter.

Brandon West carried 18 times for 53 yards and two touchdowns for Western, while Brown finished with 10 catches for 113 yards.

Central's Jamarko Simmons had 13 catches for 118 yards, Juan Nunez had 10 catches for 145 yards and a TD and Schneider Julien finished with seven receptions for 128 yards and a score.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
WMU
CMU
1st Downs2822
Total Yards520524
Passing471348
Rushing49176
Penalties7-5710-95
3rd Down Conversions5-1310-15
4th Down Conversions2-50-0
Turnovers01
Possession32:1527:45

Passing Leaders

Western MichiganC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hiller38/534718.920
Central MichiganC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Brunner20/2834612.411

Rushing Leaders

Western MichiganCARYDSAVGTDLG
West18532.9221
Winchester111.001
Central MichiganCARYDSAVGTDLG
Schroeder251064.2219
Brunner6223.7014

Receiving Leaders

Western MichiganRECYDSAVGTDLG
Nunez1014514.5141
Julien712818.3135
Central MichiganRECYDSAVGTDLG
Brown1011311.3029
Poblah48120.3027

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERWMUCMU
TD13:22Joe Bockheim 24 Yd Pass From Brian Brunner (Andrew Aguila Kick) 07
TD05:18Bryan Schroeder 19 Yd Run (Andrew Aguila Kick) 014
TD02:28Brandon West 1 Yd Run (John Potter Kick) 714
SECOND QUARTERWMUCMU
TD05:56Brandon West 3 Yd Run (John Potter Kick) 1414
TD02:36Bryan Schroeder 1 Yd Run (Andrew Aguila Kick) 1421
THIRD QUARTERWMUCMU
TD10:02Juan Nunez 6 Yd Pass From Tim Hiller (John Potter Kick) 2121
TD06:29Rocky Weaver 2 Yd Pass From Antonio Brown (Andrew Aguila Kick) 2128
FOURTH QUARTERWMUCMU
TD11:01Justin Hoskins 9 Yd Run (Andrew Aguila Kick) 2135
TD06:25Schneider Julien 32 Yd Pass From Tim Hiller (John Potter Kick) 2835
FG01:20Andrew Aguila 20 Yd 2838