Northwestern 38, Western Michigan 17

Date - Saturday, September 14, 2013 9:00 PM
Location - Ryan Field
Attendance - 33128

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Western Michigan 3 7 7 0 17
Northwestern 0 24 7 7 38

Recap


No. 16 Northwestern 38, Western Michigan 17: Junior Treyvon Green ran for 158 yards and two touchdowns as the Wildcats won their 15th straight home game against non-conference opponents.

Northwestern (3-0) trailed 10-7 in the second quarter before Kain Colter’s 6-yard touchdown pass to Christian Jones put the Wildcats ahead for good with 6:13 left in the half. Green ripped off a 42-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter and averaged 7.9 yards per carry.

Western Michigan (0-3) got two passing touchdowns from Tyler Van Tubbergen, including a 75-yarder to freshman Corey Davis. But Van Tubbergen was harassed constantly and  finished 16-of-41 for 202 yards with an interception. Already 0-2 against Big Ten teams, the Broncos visit Iowa next week.

The Wildcats’ two-quarterback system continued to operate efficiently, with Kolter running for 106 yards and a touchdown and Trevor Siemian hitting 9-of-14 throws for 99 yards.

Improving to 3-0 in consecutive years for the first time since the late 1950s, Northwestern rolled up 471 total yards after averaging 544.5 yards in wins over California and Syracuse.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Northwestern won its ninth straight against MAC foes, improving to 17-8-1 all-time. … The Wildcats have 17 interceptions in their last six games dating to last season. … Lou Groza Award candidate Jeff Budzien missed a 42-yard field goal in the first quarter - his first miss after five makes this season - but the Wildcats senior nailed a 35-yarder right before halftime.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 2:37
Western Michigan   FG  Northwestern 0 - Western Michigan 3
2nd Quarter - 8:46
Northwestern   TD  Northwestern 7 - Western Michigan 3
2nd Quarter - 8:35
Western Michigan   TD  Northwestern 7 - Western Michigan 10
2nd Quarter - 6:13
Northwestern   TD  Northwestern 14 - Western Michigan 10
2nd Quarter - 2:15
Northwestern   TD  Northwestern 21 - Western Michigan 10
2nd Quarter - 0:02
Northwestern   FG  Northwestern 24 - Western Michigan 10
3rd Quarter - 4:38
Northwestern   TD  Northwestern 31 - Western Michigan 10
3rd Quarter - 0:55
Western Michigan   TD  Northwestern 31 - Western Michigan 17
4th Quarter - 14:27
Northwestern   TD  Northwestern 38 - Western Michigan 17
TEAMS

Team Records

  Western Michigan Northwestern
W/L 0 - 3 - 0 3 - 0 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Western Michigan Northwestern
Score 17 38
First Downs 17 31
3rd Down Efficiency 5-for-18
28%
5-for-10
50%
4th Down Efficiency 2-for-4
50%
0-for-0
0%
Total Yards 345 471
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 31-143 55-332
Average/Rush 4.6 6.0
Passing
Comp-Att 16-41 15-22
Passing Yards 202 139
Average/Pass Play 4.9 6.0
Penalties-Yards 5-46 5-45
Fumbles-Lost 1-0 3-1
Interceptions Thrown 1 1
Time of Possession 29:02 30:58

PLAYER STATS

Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. VanTubbergen 16/41 202 2 1
Northwestern (3 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Siemian 9/14 99 0 0
K. Colter 6/7 40 1 1
Z. Oliver 0/1 0 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
B. Fields 13 79 6.1 0
T. VanTubbergen 5 33 6.6 0
D. Chance 11 30 2.7 0
C. Davis 1 2 2.0 0
D. Duncan 1 -1 -1.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
T. Green 20 158 7.9 2
K. Colter 15 106 7.1 1
M. Trumpy 8 46 5.8 1
W. Long 2 13 6.5 0
S. Buckley 6 10 1.7 0
T. Siemian 1 3 3.0 0
M. Jones 1 1 1.0 0
T. Jones 1 -2 -2.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
C. Davis 5 112 22.4 1
C. Mussman 5 29 5.8 0
J. Schaffer 1 25 25.0 1
T. Keith 4 24 6.0 0
K. Roberts 1 12 12.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
C. Jones 5 60 12.0 1
T. Jones 4 38 9.5 0
S. Buckley 2 20 10.0 0
M. Jensen 1 12 12.0 0
D. Vitale 1 4 4.0 0
W. Long 1 3 3.0 0
K. Prater 1 2 2.0 0