WMU Football Treshaun Hayward

WMU linebacker Treshaun Hayward walks off the field after the game with the Victory Cannon in hand, the trophy annually given to the winner of the WMU-CMU rivalry football game.

Western Michigan picked up a huge win against Central Michigan 52-44, moving the Broncos record to 3-0 on the season and in sole possession of first place in the division. These are the key takeaways moving forward from the game Wednesday night. 

 

  1. Kaleb Eleby is the real deal - Kaleb Eleby, who is stepping into his starting quarterback role in 2020, is showing why he is the quarterback of the future for the brown and gold. Completing 12 passes on 20 attempts for 382 yards and five touchdowns, Eleby showed a sense of leadership and poise in his game that most sophomores do not have. 

  2. Dee Eskridge has NFL talent - Probably the most exciting player on this high-flying WMU offense is D’Wayne Eskridge. Last night he compiled four catches for 212 yards and three touchdowns. Video game like numbers for Eskridge have become common, as through three games he has 457 yards and six touchdowns. Every time Eskridge gets a man on man scenario, or even double coverage sometimes, he just runs by the defense and it’s off to the races. 

  3. WMU is showing resilience that has not been seen before - This WMU team feels different than the past couple teams head coach Tim Lester has had. Falling behind 14-0 with -1 total yards early in the first, WMU fans have seen this before and thought the game was over. However, the Broncos recovered and had a great drive on offense to score a touchdown, then strung together multiple defensive stops, showing the strength and maturity on this team. If the Broncos can keep up on its gameplan, the team should be able to have success. 

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