Scores

Final

Connecticut 24

(2-2, 1-1 away)

W Michigan 30

(2-2, 2-0 home)

2:34 PM ET, September 22, 2012

Waldo Stadium, KALAMAZOO, MI

1 2 3 4 T
CONN 0 7 7 1024
WMU 3 14 7 630

Top Performers

Passing: C. Whitmer (CONN) - 333 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: L. McCombs (CONN) - 23 CAR, 119 YDS

Receiving: G. Davis (CONN) - 9 REC, 123 YDS, 1 TD

W. Michigan tops UConn for 2nd straight season

Associated Press

KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- Alex Carder threw for 237 yards and a touchdown to lead Western Michigan to a 30-24 win over Connecticut on Saturday.

It marks the second straight season the Broncos (2-2), from the Mid-American Conference, have defeated Connecticut (2-2), from the Big East.

Carder completed 18 of 34 passes before leaving the game late in the third quarter after hitting his throwing hand on a helmet. Josh Schaffer caught six of Carder's passes for 104 yards, including a 30-yard touchdown early in the third quarter that put Western Michigan ahead 24-7.

Chandler Whitmer was 28 of 44 for 333 yards passing and three touchdowns for Connecticut. Lyle McCombs rushed for 119 yards while Geremy Davis caught nine passes for 123 yards for the Huskies.

Connecticut pulled within 24-17 on a 2-yard pass from Whitmer to John Delahunt and a 32-yard field goal from Chad Cristin midway through the fourth quarter. But on the Huskies' next drive, Desmond Bozeman returned a Whitmer fumble 53 yards for a touchdown.

It was the Broncos' first fumble recovery for a touchdown in three years. The score also pushed Western Michigan past the 10,000-point total in team history.

Whitmer added a 7-yard TD pass to Davis with 54 seconds to play, but the Broncos recovered the onside kick.

Antoin Scriven scored from 1 yard out early in the second quarter to cap an 88-yard drive and give Western Michigan a 10-0 lead. It marked his ninth career touchdown, all on 1-yard runs.

The Broncos followed that with a 36-yard drive capped by Dareyon Chance's 9-yard run for a 17-point lead. Chance led Western Michigan with 66 yards rushing.

The Huskies finally got on the scoreboard with 2:36 left in the first half on Whitmer's 9-yard pass to Ryan Griffin.

Donald Celiscar's interception at the 3-yard line stopped a UConn drive midway in the first quarter.

UConn had a 425-330 advantage in total yards.

This marked the first appearance at Western Michigan for a Big East opponent.

The start of the game was delayed by a half-hour because of lightning storms in the area.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
CONN
WMU
1st Downs2419
Total Yards425330
Passing333253
Rushing9277
Penalties7-536-53
3rd Down Conversions7-176-15
4th Down Conversions0-10-0
Turnovers20
Possession33:1826:42

Passing Leaders

ConnecticutC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Whitmer28/443337.631
Western MichiganC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Carder18/342377.010

Rushing Leaders

ConnecticutCARYDSAVGTDLG
McCombs231195.2028
McCummings3-3-1.002
Western MichiganCARYDSAVGTDLG
Chance19663.519
Fields393.004

Receiving Leaders

ConnecticutRECYDSAVGTDLG
Davis912313.7125
Phillips44210.5013
Western MichiganRECYDSAVGTDLG
Schaffer610417.3130
Wilson810012.5039

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERCONNWMU
FG12:53Andrew Haldeman 44 Yd 03
SECOND QUARTERCONNWMU
TD12:10Antoin Scriven 1 Yd Run (Andrew Haldeman Kick) 010
TD08:39Dareyon Chance 9 Yd Run (Andrew Haldeman Kick) 017
TD02:36Ryan Griffin 9 Yd Pass From Chandler Whitmer (Chad Christen Kick) 717
THIRD QUARTERCONNWMU
TD09:47Josh Schaffer 30 Yd Pass From Alex Carder (Andrew Haldeman Kick) 724
TD04:15John Delahunt 2 Yd Pass From Chandler Whitmer (Chad Christen Kick) 1424
FOURTH QUARTERCONNWMU
FG08:47Chad Christen 32 Yd 1724
TD07:12Desmond Bozeman 53 Yd Fumble Return (Pat Failed) 1730
TD00:54Geremy Davis 7 Yd Pass From Chandler Whitmer (Chad Christen Kick) 2430