Twice in the first half, Western Michigan jumped out to a lead and began to dream of what might be.
David Brown scored 13 points and Western Michigan held Northern Illinois to its lowest point total in 67 years, defeating the Broncos 71-34 Saturday night.
According to a report, Illinois has hired former Western Michigan head coach Bill Cubit to be the team’s offensive coordinator.
The Illini opened up a 17-0 lead but their offense stalled when quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase left the game with an ankle injury late in the third quarter.
Troy Pollard rushed for a career-high 133 yards and No. 24 Illinois needed all three of Derek Dimke’s field goals Saturday to survive Western Michigan 23-20 and improve to 4-0 for the first time since 1951.