Boxscore
Western Michigan 30, Connecticut 24
Saturday, September 22, 2012 2:00 PM
Location - Waldo Stadium
Attendance - 10328

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Connecticut 0 7 7 10 24
Western Michigan 3 14 7 6 30

Recap


Western Michigan 30, Connecticut 24: Desmond Bozeman returned a fumble 53 yards for a touchdown midway through the fourth quarter to stem a comeback and lift the host Broncos.

Alex Carder threw for 237 yards and a touchdown before exiting the game with a hand injury late in the third quarter as Western Michigan beat Connecticut for the second straight season. Both teams are 2-2.

Dareyon Chance rushed for 66 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries as the Broncos improved to 4-8 all time against Big East Conference opponents in a game that started 30 minutes late due to lightning. They outlasted Connecticut last season 38-31.

Bozeman turned in the play of the game, sacking Huskies quarterback Chandler Whitmer and returning the fumble for a score to extend the lead to 30-17 with 7:12 left in the game.

Whitmer completed 28 of 44 passes for 333 yards and three touchdowns, including a 7-yard scoring pass to Geremy Davis with 54 seconds to play that pulled the Huskies within 30-24.

GAME NOTEBOOK: True freshman Jaime Wilson had eight receptions for 100 yards, giving him three 100-yard games and 37 receptions in his first four games. ... The Huskies allowed a season-high 330 yards in total offense, eclipsing the previous mark of 258 against North Carolina State. ... Andrew Haldeman missed an extra point in the fourth quarter, ending a streak of 142 successful conversions for Western Michigan.
 
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 12:53
Western Michigan   FG  Western Michigan 3 - Connecticut 0
2nd Quarter - 12:10
Western Michigan   TD  Western Michigan 10 - Connecticut 0
2nd Quarter - 8:39
Western Michigan   TD  Western Michigan 17 - Connecticut 0
2nd Quarter - 2:36
Connecticut   TD  Western Michigan 17 - Connecticut 7
3rd Quarter - 9:47
Western Michigan   TD  Western Michigan 24 - Connecticut 7
3rd Quarter - 4:15
Connecticut   TD  Western Michigan 24 - Connecticut 14
4th Quarter - 8:47
Connecticut   FG  Western Michigan 24 - Connecticut 17
4th Quarter - 7:12
Western Michigan   TD  Western Michigan 30 - Connecticut 17
4th Quarter - 0:54
Connecticut   TD  Western Michigan 30 - Connecticut 24
TEAMS

Team Records

  Connecticut Western Michigan
W/L 2 - 2 - 0 2 - 2 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Connecticut Western Michigan
Score 24 30
First Downs 24 19
3rd Down Efficiency 7-for-17
41%
6-for-15
40%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-1
0%
0-for-0
0%
Total Yards 425 330
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 34-92 30-77
Average/Rush 2.7 2.6
Passing
Comp-Att 28-44 21-40
Passing Yards 333 253
Average/Pass Play 6.8 6.2
Penalties-Yards 7-53 6-53
Fumbles-Lost 4-1 1-0
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Time of Possession 33:18 26:42

PLAYER STATS

Connecticut (2 - 2)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
C. Whitmer 28/44 333 3 1
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
A. Carder 18/34 237 1 0
T. VanTubbergen 3/6 16 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
L. McCombs 23 119 5.2 0
S. McCummings 3 -3 -1.0 0
C. Whitmer 8 -24 -3.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
D. Chance 19 66 3.5 1
B. Fields 3 9 3.0 0
A. Carder 1 7 7.0 0
A. Scriven 2 4 2.0 1
T. VanTubbergen 2 -2 -1.0 0
D. Braverman 1 -4 -4.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
G. Davis 9 123 13.7 1
S. Phillips 4 42 10.5 0
R. Griffin 3 40 13.3 1
J. Delahunt 3 39 13.0 1
M. Smith 3 35 11.7 0
L. McCombs 2 28 14.0 0
N. Williams 4 26 6.5 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Schaffer 6 104 17.3 1
J. Wilson 8 100 12.5 0
D. Braverman 3 25 8.3 0
K. Roberts 1 10 10.0 0
B. Hammond 1 9 9.0 0
G. Hughes 1 5 5.0 0
M. Cutler 1 0 0.0 0
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