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Today’s game was delayed until a 2:34 kickoff after inclement weather.
Now it’s a beautiful 46 degrees at kickoff.
UCONN is attempting to avenge last seasons 38-31 in Hartford.
WMU leads 3-0 after Broncos kicker Andrew Haldeman kicks a career-long 44-yard FG.
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END 1st QUARTER
WMU takes a 3-0 lead into the 2nd quarter over the visiting Big East foe UCONN Huskies.
Carder goes 8-for-13 for 63 yards.
The defense had an interception and two sacks in the quarter.
The Broncos trade two TD’s for UCONN’s one in the second quarter and take a 17-7 lead into the half.
Alex Carder has been sharp at home through one-and-a-half games, and will look to finish this game strong to come away with a home victory.
Carder -is 15-for-26 with 193 yards.
WMU recievers Jaime Wilson and Josh Schaffer both have 5 catches for 70+ in the half.
The WMU defense has forced two fumbles, a takeaway on an interception, and has three first half sacks of UCONN’s Whitmer. The D has only given up nine first downs and didnt allow a Huskies score until there were two minutes remaining in the first half.
The Broncos are looking to go 2-0 at home on the season.
Alex Carder hits Josh Schaffer for a 30-yard TD to extend the WMU lead to 24-7. The Broncos defense has been solid one with one third of the season complete.
The Broncos defense did allow the Huskies to drive down and match Carders strike to Schaffer.
Tyler VanTubbergen took over for Alex Carder on the final drive of the third quarter. Carder went to the locker room for X-rays.
WMU 24 UCONN 14
END OF 3RD QUARTER
The WMU offense sputtered and struggled to move the ball with any consistancy after Alex Carder left the game with the hand injury.
Broncos linebacker Desmond Bozeman had a sack-strip-fumble-recovery return for a touchdown at the perfect time. UCONN had cut the deficit to seven points and when the WMU offense could not move the ball, the defensive touchdown proved to be the six points that ended up the margin of victory.
Carder finished the game 18-for-34 with 237 yards and one TD. Both Jaime Wilson and Josh Schaffer eclipsed 100-yards recieving.
The Broncos defense proved to be the deciding factor with six sacks and two takeaways.
WMU 30 UCONN 24