The Michigan Wolverines scored a touchdown on each of their first 5 possessions, while the Western Michigan Broncos struggled to move the ball. The game was over at the halftime, as the Wolverines had a 35-0 lead. The second half wasn’t much better, though the Broncos did manage to score a field goal to stop the shut out. 49 to 3 was the final tally.
The Wolverines rushed for 308 yards on 35 attempts, for 8.8 yards per carry. Quarterback Shea Patterson completed 12 out of 17 passes for 125 yards and 3 touchdowns.
The Broncos struggled to move the ball, especially through the air. They only managed to pass for 85 yards, while they rushed for 124 yards. Le’Vante Brown Bellamy had a 25 yard run while Chase Brown had a 15. Without those two big runs, Western Michigan would have only ran for 83 yards on 38 attempts, or 2.2 yards per carry.
The good news for Broncos fans is that their next two games are against Delaware State and Georgia State. That should give Western Michigan some confidence and allow them to work out the kinks before league play.