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Western Michigan gets first bowl win in Bahamas (1:14)

Brandon Chatmon ESPN Staff Writer 

Western Michigan S Rontavious Adams was the unsung hero of the Popeyes Bahamas Bowl. Adams had a key fourth quarter interception that helped the Broncos secure their first-ever bowl win and finished with seven tackles, which tied for second on the squad.

The keys to Western Michigan's win (2:44)
Popeye's Bahamas Bowl Trophy Presentation (5:55)

Bogan keys W. Michigan's Bahamas Bowl win

Jamauri Bogan scored four rushing TDs -- including back-to-back scores to put the game away -- as Western Michigan claimed the Popeyes Bahamas Bowl over Middle Tennessee, 45-31.

P.J. Fleck proud of his team (0:58)
Western Michigan dumps Gatorade on Head Coach P.J. Fleck as time runs out in Popeye's Bahamas Bowl (0:29)

Bahamas Bowl coming down to the wire

Western Michigan just broke a 31-31 tie with a short TD run to take a seven-point lead over Middle Tennessee in the Popeyes Bahamas Bowl. Just over six minutes remain. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

Brandon Chatmon ESPN Staff Writer 

Western Michigans Jamauri Bogan has provided a huge spark for the Broncos in the Popeyes Bahamas Bowl. He has nine carries for 121 yards and two touchdowns. Bogan has touchdown runs of 62 yards and 46 yards, both on short yardage plays which saw him break past the line of scrimmage and outrace Middle Tennessees defense to the end zone.

Brandon Chatmon ESPN Staff Writer 

Its seemed like two different games during the first half at the Popeyes Bahamas Bowl. Middle Tennessee State and Western Michigan combined for 34 points and 475 yards in the first quarter. In the second quarter the two teams combined for zero points and 147 total yards. With the score tied at 17 at halftime, it should be interesting to see if the offensive fireworks return in the second half.


Scoreless second quarter in Bahamas

After both teams scored 17 points in the first quarter, the second quarter of the Bahamas Bowl was scoreless, thanks in large part to turnovers like this fumble.


TBT: Wild finish at Popeyes Bahamas Bowl

Western Kentucky topped Central Michigan 49-48 in last season's Popeyes Bahamas Bowl, but the Hilltoppers blew a big lead and gave up the craziest play of the bowl season.

Western Michigan Head Coach P.J. Fleck Halftime Interview (0:35)

Did this pick seal Western Michigan's fate?

The Broncos are 7-0 when Zach Terrell doesn't throw an interception and 0-5 when he does. This pick gave Middle Tennessee great field position, but the Blue Raiders couldn't capitalize.


Fireworks continue in Bahamas

The first 10 bowl games of the season saw a combined two first-quarter TDs of at least 40 yards. The Bahamas Bowl has had four, with the latest going for 80 yards to pull Western Michigan even with Middle Tennessee.


Another big play for Middle Tennessee

The Blue Raiders already have three plays longer than 40 yards. This pass from Brent Stockstill to Ed'Marques Batties helped set up a field goal to give them a 17-10 lead over Western Michigan late in the first quarter (live on ESPN).


Highlights keep coming in Bahamas Bowl

Tom Flacco, the younger brother of Ravens' QB Joe Flacco, has thrown one pass today and it resulted in this incredible grab by Corey Davis.

Brandon Chatmon ESPN Staff Writer 

Plenty of early offense at the Popeyes Bahamas Bowl with the two teams combining for 226 yards and three touchdowns during the first four minutes of the game. Middle Tennessee State has 155 yards and two touchdowns while Western Michigan has 71 yards and one score.


Touchdown or fumble?

The ruling on the field was a fumble. Then it was a touchdown. Then after review ... it was still a touchdown. A 44-yard TD that gave Middle Tennessee a 14-7 lead less than 4 minutes into the Popeyes Bahamas Bowl on ESPN.


Defense optional at Bahamas Bowl

After Middle Tennessee took the lead with a 46-yard TD, Jamauri Bogan responded for Western Michigan. This 62-yard jaunt tied things up a 7-7 less than three minutes into the game.


Blue Raiders off to quick start in Bahamas

Middle Tennessee needed just 1:17 to go 75 yards for the first score of the Popeyes Bahamas Bowl, with Richie James picking up the last 46 on this TD run (live on ESPN).

Watch: Popeyes Bahamas Bowl

After starting the season 3-5, Middle Tennessee won its last four games of the regular season. Western Michigan has an 0-6 record in bowls. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

Western Michigan seeks first bowl win

The Broncos (0-6 in bowl games) are one of four FBS teams to play in multiple bowl games without a win (all four reside in the MAC). But Middle Tennessee is just 1-3 against MAC opponents since joining the FBS. With a victory in the Popeyes Bahamas Bowl (Noon ET on ESPN), the Broncos will have consecutive eight-win seasons for the first time in school history.

Team Stats

Passing Yards283.426th
Rushing Yards197.234th
Points For35.428th
Points Against28.178th

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