UMASS 0 7 0 7 14
WMICHIGAN 7 21 21 3 52
Date of game: 10/6/2012

Recap: Western Mich vs. Massachusetts

Kalamazoo, MI (Sports Network) - Tyler Van Tubbergen tallied a career-high six touchdowns as the Western Michigan Broncos made easy work of the Massachusetts Minutemen, 52-14, in a Mid-American Conference bout at Waldo Stadium.

Van Tubbergen completed 23-of-28 passes for five touchdowns and rushed for another score for WMU (3-3, 1-1 MAC), which has won two of three. As a team, the Broncos rushed for 268 yards, paced by Brian Fields with 71 yards on 11 carries. Jaime Wilson led all receivers with 88 yards.

For UMass (0-6, 0-3), Mike Wegzyn went 12-of-19 passing for 88 yards and he was sacked four times. Deion Walker hauled in nine catches for 81 yards. Dating back to last season, the Minutemen have lost nine games in a row.

WMU struck first midway through the opening quarter on a 12-yard touchdown pass from Van Tubbergen to Fields.

The Broncos scored three touchdowns in the first five minutes of the second quarter to take a 28-0 advantage. Van Tubbergen tossed a pair of touchdown passes in that span to Justin Collins (13 yards) and Matt Cutler (seven yards) and Antoin Scriven rushed in a two-yard score.

UMass finally halted WMU's run in the waning seconds of the first half when Michael Cox rushed in a one-yard touchdown.

WMU picked up where it left off in the second half as Van Tubbergen completed a three-yard scoring strike to Scriven early in the third quarter. The Broncos' quarterback added his fifth touchdown pass of the game just minutes later on an 18-yard pass to Wilson to put the home team up, 42-7.

Van Tubbergen continued his scoring onslaught later in the quarter, this time with a one-yard touchdown rush. The Broncos' lead extended to 52-7 in the fourth quarter on a 30-yard field goal from Andrew Haldeman.

The Minutemen tallied one more score late in the fourth quarter on a 10-yard touchdown run from Jordan Broadnax.

WMU outgained UMass, 551 yards to 218, and it recorded twice as many first downs as the Minutemen (32 to 16).

Game Notes

San Diego football not facing more sanctions

The Pioneer Football League said Tuesday it did not impose additional sanctions on the University of San Diego beyond its voluntary removal from last year's league championship race.

NASCAR News
Dillon, Larson set to battle again in truck race at Eldora

Last year's truck race at Eldora marked the first time in nearly 43 years a NASCAR national touring series event was held on a dirt track. The last major NASCAR race ran on dirt had been on Sept. 30, 1970 when Richard Petty won the Home State 200 at the one-mile State Fairgrounds Speedway in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Former Cowboys RB Newhouse dies at 64

Robert Newhouse, who was used primarily as a blocking fullback during his long career with the Dallas Cowboys, died Tuesday at the age of 64.

Ryan Zimmerman hurts hamstring

Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman strained his right hamstring in the sixth inning of Tuesday's 7-4 win over the Colorado Rockies.

Cavs nab Lucas in four-player swap with Jazz

The Cleveland Cavaliers acquired three players, including guard John Lucas III, from the Utah Jazz in a trade announced between the teams on Tuesday.

Maple Leafs sign Booth

The Toronto Maple Leafs signed forward David Booth to a one-year contract, general manager David Nonis announced on Tuesday.

Latest Sports Photos
Latest Sports Photos
0 Votes
a skydiver was injured when attempting to land in a pre game show at the Lookouts opening game on 4/3/2014

0 Votes
SEC Champions Alabama created by artist Ben Teeter S/N C.O.A. available for the dedicated Alabama fan!

1 Vote
first catch of the season looks like a good year

0 Votes
Gina McLeroy Spring City, TN

0 Votes
Our Son Brandon McLeroy MTSU Football 2011 Gina McLeroy Spring City TN

1 Vote
this is James Howard telling Gracie what to do.

0 Votes
Riverbend fun!

0 Votes
I nees a four letter word for the outside layer of a tree.

0 Votes
Cameron is a rising athlete. He has a God given talent for the game of football. This picture is of him stopping the ball carrier in our game in the ...

1 Vote
Our Lookout Valley 9/10 year old team went to a tournament in Knoxville called The Battle of the Rocky Top. They went throught the tournament undefeated and won the championship ...
Featured Partners
www.ameripriseadvisors.com/james.m.scotchie
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.