NCAAF Game Recap - Western Michigan at Central Michigan
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:00 PM EDT

Ala
58
Tenn
21
F
OHSt
20
Purd
49
F
NCSt
7
Clem
41
F
MisSt
3
LSU
19
F
Mich
21
MSU
7
F
Okla
52
TCU
27
F
UCF
37
ECU
10
F
Oreg
20
WaSt
34
F
Vand
7
KY
14
F
Colo
13
Wash
27
F
PSU
33
Ind
28
F
MD
0
Iowa
23
F
Cin
17
Temp
24
F OT
UConn
30
SoFL
38
F
Ill
20
Wisc
49
F
GASt
35
ArkSt
51
F
Stan
20
AzSt
13
F
ColSt
28
Boise
56
F
AF
41
UNLV
35
F
Aub
31
Miss
16
F
Tuls
0
Ark
23
F
Buff
31
Toled
17
F
NW
18
Rut
15
F
MiaOH
30
Army
31
F(1OT)
UNC
37
Syr
40
F(1OT)
UVA
28
Duke
14
F
BGSU
14
Ohio
49
F
IdSt
41
Lib
48
F
UtSt
24
Wyo
16
F
FlAtl
7
Marsh
31
F
Char
13
MidTN
21
F
WestMI
35
C Mi
10
F
E Mi
42
Ball
20
F
ULLaf
17
App
27
F
SMU
27
Tul
23
F
Kans
16
TxTch
48
F
Minn
28
Neb
53
F
UTEP
24
LaTec
31
F
Hou
49
Navy
36
F
CoCar
24
UMass
13
F
Akr
24
Kent
23
F OT
Wake
17
FlaSt
38
F
Cal
49
OreSt
7
F
Mem
33
Mizzu
65
F
GaSo
48
NMSt
31
F
TxSt
14
ULMon
20
F
UTSA
17
SMiss
27
F
Fres
38
NM
7
F
OD
37
W Ky
34
F
NorTx
21
UAB
29
F
Rice
17
FLInt
36
F
USC
28
Utah
41
F
SJSU
13
SDSU
16
F
Ariz
30
UCLA
31
F
Nev
40
Hawaii
22
F

Oct 20, 2018, 3:00 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Western Michigan (6-2)

7

14

0

14

35

Central Michigan (1-7)

0

0

10

0

10

Wassink scores 3 TDs in Western Michigan's 35-10 MAC win
Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:34 PM

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) Jon Wassink rushed for a career-high three touchdowns - two in the final 12 minutes - and Western Michigan defeated Central Michigan 35-10 on Saturday, becoming bowl-eligible for a fifth season in a row.

Wassink attempted only nine passes but directed a ground game that amassed 305 yards and five touchdowns for Western Michigan (6-2, 4-0 Mid-American Conference). Levante Bellamy rushed 19 times for 145 yards and a score, Jamauri Bogan also had 19 carries for 96 yards and a score. The Broncos were 4-for-4 in the red zone, all touchdowns.

Tommy Lazzaro completed 9 of 24 passes for 104 yards but was intercepted twice for Central Michigan (1-7, 0-4). Chippewas quarterbacks were sacked four times and eight Western Michigan defenders had 11 tackles for loss.

CMU, trailing 21-0 at the half, scored 10 unanswered points in the third quarter, but Wassink put the game away with his final two TD runs.

The Broncos are one of three teams undefeated in the MAC with Buffalo and Northern Illinois.

Passing

WestMI Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
J. Wassink 9 5 55.6 0 51 28 0 72.0
C Mi Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
B. Childress 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 39.6
T. Lazzaro 24 9 37.5 0 104 32 2 16.7

Rushing

WestMI Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
L. Bellamy 19 145 7.6 29 1
J. Bogan 19 96 5.1 27 1
C Mi Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
R. Ross 11 69 6.3 22 1
T. Lazzaro 17 38 2.2 13 0

Receiving

WestMI Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
G. Ricci 1 28 28.0 28 0
J. Reed 1 13 13.0 13 0
C Mi Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
J. Hicks 3 57 19.0 32 0
T. Poljan 1 21 21.0 21 0

Fumbles

C Mi F FL
T. Lazzaro 1 1
K. Gwilly 1 0

Returning

WestMI KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
J. Reed 0 - 0 0 2 9.5 0 12
C Mi KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
K. Lewis 2 19.5 0 38 0 - 0 0
J. Carson 1 0.0 0 0 0 - 0 0

Punting

WestMI Punt Yds Avg LgPu
N. Mihalic 9 383 42.6 79
C Mi Punt Yds Avg LgPu
J. Sheldon 8 306 38.3 60

Takeaways

WestMI Int Yds InTD
J. Tranquill 1 0 0
A. Grace 1 0 0

Team Stats Comparison

WestMI C Mi
Points For 35 10
Total Yards 356 269
Rushing Yards 305 147
Passing Yards 51 122
Passing Completions / Attempts 5/9 11/28
Turnovers 0 3
Interceptions Thrown 0 2
Fumbles - Lost 0/0 2/1
First Downs 16 15
Penalties - Yards 5/55 7/59
Time Of Possession 17:17 43:43
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 5/14 4/17
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 0/0 1/2
Punts - Average Yards 9/43 8/38

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter WestMI C Mi
WestMI 10:11 TD Jon Wassink 2 yd run (Gavin Peddie kick) 7 0
2nd Quarter WestMI C Mi
WestMI 1:05 TD LeVante Bellamy 29 yd run (Gavin Peddie kick) 14 0
WestMI 13:46 TD Jamauri Bogan 1 yd run (Gavin Peddie kick) 21 0
3rd Quarter WestMI C Mi
C Mi 8:56 FG Ryan Tice 40 yd FG 21 3
C Mi 14:07 TD Romello Ross 4 yd run (Ryan Tice kick) 21 10
4th Quarter WestMI C Mi
WestMI 3:33 TD Jon Wassink 3 yd run (Gavin Peddie kick) 28 10
WestMI 11:45 TD Jon Wassink 8 yd run (Gavin Peddie kick) 35 10

Game Information

Stadium: Kelly/Shorts Stadium, Mount Pleasant, Michigan
Attendance: 10,097
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