Scores

Final

Nicholls State 14

(0-2, 0-2 away)

W Michigan 49

(1-1, 1-0 home)

7:00 PM ET, September 11, 2010

Waldo Stadium, Kalamazoo, MI

1 2 3 4 T
NICH 0 14 0 014
WMU 7 14 21 749

Top Performers

Passing: A. Carder (WMU) - 298 YDS, 5 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: J. Turner (NICH) - 15 CAR, 92 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: J. White (WMU) - 6 REC, 130 YDS, 2 TD

W. Michigan 49, Nicholls 14

Associated Press

KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- Alex Carder passed for 298 yards and five touchdowns and Western Michigan beat Nicholls State 49-14 Saturday night.

Carder completed a 74-yard TD pass to Jordan White for the Broncos (1-1). White also caught a 5-yard scoring pass and had six catches for 130 yards.

Carder had three of TD passes in the third quarter, and Dareyon Chance rushed 1 yard for a touchdown in the fourth quarter.

The Broncos opened the game with an eight-play, 78-yard drive finished off by Antoin Scriven rushing 1 yard to score.

The Colonels (0-2) answered that touchdown when Jesse Turner rushed 52 yards to score in the second quarter.

Nicholls State scored after an interception when LaQuintin Caston completed a 4-yard pass to Joshua Warren to score.

The game was the first meeting between the teams.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NICH
WMU
1st Downs1025
Total Yards241484
Passing129355
Rushing112129
Penalties8-768-99
3rd Down Conversions2-1210-18
4th Down Conversions1-12-4
Turnovers21
Possession26:0533:55

Passing Leaders

Nicholls StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Caston11/181246.910
Western MichiganC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Carder24/332989.051

Rushing Leaders

Nicholls StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Turner15926.1152
Warren11515.0015
Western MichiganCARYDSAVGTDLG
Chance13463.519
Fields7426.0013

Receiving Leaders

Nicholls StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Warren34414.7121
Blair4348.5022
Western MichiganRECYDSAVGTDLG
White613021.7274
Nunez55010.0019

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNICHWMU
TD12:05Antoin Scriven 1 Yd Run (John Potter Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERNICHWMU
TD10:04Jesse Turner 52 Yd Run (Andrew Dolan Kick) 77
TD09:48Jordan White 74 Yd Pass From Alex Carder (John Potter Kick) 714
TD04:42Joshua Warren 4 Yd Pass From LaQuintin Caston (Andrew Dolan Kick) 1414
TD01:44Jordan White 5 Yd Pass From Alex Carder (John Potter Kick) 1421
THIRD QUARTERNICHWMU
TD09:19Blake Hammond 5 Yd Pass From Alex Carder (John Potter Kick) 1428
TD07:07Dallas Walker 3 Yd Pass From Alex Carder (John Potter Kick) 1435
TD01:55Ansel Ponder 16 Yd Pass From Alex Carder (John Potter Kick) 1442
FOURTH QUARTERNICHWMU
TD08:56Dareyon Chance 1 Yd Run (John Potter Kick) 1449