Western Michigan is still searching for its first win on the season, and despite trailing at half to Buffalo, is very much still in this game.
The Bulls, coming off back-to-back 40+ point performances, are struggling to put anything substantial together against the Broncos defense.
Brandon Oliver is having some success on the ground—he has 116 yards on 18 carries—but has been kept out of the endzone. Buffalo's lone touchdown came on a 1-yard run from Oliver's backup Devin Campbell early in the first quarter. WMU was able to block the extra point, and neither team has lit up the scoreboard since.
So far there have been 12 total penalties called, explaining in some way why the game is so sloppy looking.
WMU freshman quarterback Zach Terrell is performing adequately in his first start: he's 12-of-22 for 125 yards, but has thrown an interception.
Surprisingly, the Broncos' secondary has been able to keep the ball out of Bulls' wideout Alex Nuetz's hands all game.