Broncos lag behind Northern Illinois, 24-21

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24






Northern Illinois
NIU

3-7, 2-4

21




Western Michigan
WMU

3-7, 2-4


Northern Illinois
NIU

3-7, 2-4

24

21


Western Michigan
WMU

3-7, 2-4





















Score by Quarters
Team the first Second Third the fourth F

NIU
Northern Illinois
3 7 7 7 24

WMU
Western Michigan
7 7 7 0 21


Game Summary: Football |





Kalamazoo, Michigan – The Western Michigan soccer team fell to Northern Illinois, 24-21, at the last minute to land at Waldo Stadium on Wednesday night.

WMU (3-7, 2-4) had a 21-17 lead with 3:13 to play, with NIU receiving the ball on the 27-yard line after a kick by Nick Mihalek. In the first drive play, quarterback Justin Lynch ran the ball down the left side of the field for 52 yards to move it to the 21 Broncos. game.

Western Michigan got the ball on at 25 after catching Adil in the kick-off that followed. The rough penalty kick on the huskies moves the ball to WMU 40 and then T. Borgette He hits Corey Kroms Down the middle to move to the NIU at 44. Burkett was sacked in the next play, which also included a penalty accepted and the WMU’s return to 46. After an incomplete pass, he was sent off again to prop the Broncos up to 39 with 3 and 27. The Broncos attempted to set up Screen pass but it was out of reach Sean Tyler. On the 4th and 27th, Burkett was sacked for the sixth time of the night and the third time on the drive for turning the ball down.

Burkett finished 15 for 30 in the air for 185 yards and touchdowns. The Crooms had 105 yards in play at seven receptions and a real freshman Nate Anderson He had six professional high catches for 39 yards. Tyler rushed for 97 yards and landed, while Burke was 43 and landed.

The WMU defense scored three interceptions on the night and carried the huskies out for just 133 yards. Ryan Selig Tim drove with nine wizards, while Zaire Barnes Six and intercept. Andre Carter He made six tackles and interceptions, and Kenny-H Jamil also scored a pick.

The Husky opened the scoring after grabbing the ball at the start and driving into the WMU zone. The drive stalled but John Richardson called in for a 53-yard field goal to give the NIU the early lead.

WMU later responded in the first quarter, with Burget capping five 71-yard games with his first career landing from 16 yards.

Late in the second quarter, Nivan Cremasculi reached out to Cole Tucker at the back of the end zone to give Husky a 10-7 lead, but the Broncos responded with a two-minute quick drill 38 seconds before halftime. The 63-yard seven-drive was capped off by a three-yard drop run by Tyler.

WMU got the ball to start the second half. Tyler exploded onto the field in the NIU 25 opener for a 50-yard win. After a penalty kick propped up the Broncos until the 35th minute, Burget was sacked and stripped by James Esther, with the NIU recovering. The Husky family drove into the field and Jayden Creedel ran out of one to give Northern Illinois a 17-14 lead.

The Broncos took the lead again late in the third quarter. Barnes had been called back for an unsportsmanlike penalty, giving WMU the ball at NIU 40. The penalty kick supported the Broncos but six later played Bourguet tied with Sambucci for a 26-yard pass with 3:25 to play in the game.

West Michigan heads out on the road next Wednesday to take on its central Michigan rival in the Cannonball fight. The kick-off has been set for 8 p.m. on ESPNU.

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