Scores

Final

E Illinois 21

(1-1, 0-1 away)

W Michigan 52

(1-1, 1-0 home)

7:00 PM ET, September 8, 2012

Waldo Stadium, Kalamazoo, MI

1 2 3 4 T
EIU 14 0 0 721
WMU 14 28 3 752

Top Performers

Passing: A. Carder (WMU) - 364 YDS, 5 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: J. Walker (EIU) - 11 CAR, 69 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: J. Wilson (WMU) - 11 REC, 154 YDS, 2 TD

W. Michigan 52, E. Illinois 21

Associated Press

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) Alex Carder threw five touchdown passes, four in the second quarter to help his team pull away, as Western Michigan coasted to a 52-21 victory over Eastern Illinois on Saturday.

Carder completed 29 of 40 passes for 364 yards. Jaime Wilson caught 11 passes for 154 yards and two TDs, and Blake Hammond had six receptions for 94 yards with a pair of scores.

Western Michigan (1-1) came through on defense by sacking Eastern Illinois' Jimmy Garoppolo four times. He completed 15 of 32 passes for 225 yards and a TD.

Western Michigan had 631 yards total offense and kept the ball moving most of the night, converting 10 of 16 third-down situations. Eastern Illinois (1-1) was just 2 of 15.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
EIU
WMU
1st Downs1631
Total Yards344631
Passing244402
Rushing100229
Penalties4-306-29
3rd Down Conversions2-1510-16
4th Down Conversions0-21-3
Turnovers24
Possession21:1438:46

Passing Leaders

Eastern IllinoisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Garoppolo15/322257.012
Western MichiganC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Carder29/403649.151

Rushing Leaders

Eastern IllinoisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Walker11696.3119
Duncan10444.4110
Western MichiganCARYDSAVGTDLG
Fields14664.7013
Drake8587.3036

Receiving Leaders

Eastern IllinoisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Lora511523.0040
Wise24120.5026
Western MichiganRECYDSAVGTDLG
Wilson1115414.0235
Hammond69415.7243

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTEREIUWMU
TD11:44Daniel Braverman 9 Yd Run (Andrew Haldeman Kick) 07
TD10:31Jake Walker 17 Yd Run (Cameron Berra Kick) 77
TD07:58Matt Cutler 2 Yd Pass From Alex Carder (Andrew Haldeman Kick) 714
TD01:34Chris Wright 18 Yd Pass From Jimmy Garoppolo (Cameron Berra Kick) 1414
SECOND QUARTEREIUWMU
TD09:25Blake Hammond 1 Yd Pass From Alex Carder (Andrew Haldeman Kick) 1421
TD05:16Blake Hammond 2 Yd Pass From Alex Carder (Andrew Haldeman Kick) 1428
TD03:36Jaime Wilson 13 Yd Pass From Alex Carder (Andrew Haldeman Kick) 1435
TD00:58Jaime Wilson 16 Yd Pass From Alex Carder (Andrew Haldeman Kick) 1442
THIRD QUARTEREIUWMU
FG00:49Andrew Haldeman 37 Yd 1445
FOURTH QUARTEREIUWMU
TD13:38Taylor Duncan 6 Yd Run (Cameron Berra Kick) 2145
TD07:38Antoin Scriven 1 Yd Run (Andrew Haldeman Kick) 2152