Western Michigan Broncos
Drew Hare ran for Northern Illinois’ final two touchdowns as the Huskies scored 24 unanswered points to defeat Western Michigan and win a fifth consecutive Mid-American Conference West title.
Jordan Lynch threw four touchdown passes and ran for two more Saturday, leading Northern Illinois to a 48-34 victory over Western Michigan.
One day after Vanderbilt canceled a home-and-home series with Northwestern for 2013 and 2014, the Wildcats filled the vacancy by adding Western Michigan to their 2013 schedule.
Demetrius Ward scored 18 points and Western Michigan beat Northern Illinois 78-53 on Wednesday night.
Hayden Hoerdemann came off the bench to score 18 points as Western Michigan beat Northern Illinois 77-68 on Wednesday night.
Perhaps empowered by getting a contract extension recently, Purdue coach Danny Hope made the gutsy decision to go for two onside kicks in the first half and both gambles paid off for the Boilermakers in a 37-32 win over Western Michigan on Tuesday night in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl.
Northern Illinois rushed for 494 yards and six touchdowns Saturday en route to a 51-22 victory over Western Michigan.
Illinois kicker Derek Dimke was named Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week Monday and running back Donovonn Young earned Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors.
Considering that the University of Illinois hasn’t started out even 4-0 in a football season since the fall of 1951 – back when Dick Butkus was merely the meanest 8-year-old in Chicago – the message a friend of mine posted last Sunday on my Facebook did read a bit outrageous.
Illinois coach Bruce Weber said his Fighting Illini played their best first half of the season on Saturday, when they took a 25-point lead into halftime.