Scores

Final

Cent Michigan 14

(1-2, 0-1 MAC)

W Michigan 44

(2-1, 1-0 MAC)

Coverage: GamePlan

12:00 PM ET, September 17, 2011

Waldo Stadium, Kalamazoo, MI

1 2 3 4 T
CMU 0 0 7 714
WMU 21 3 14 644

Top Performers

Passing: A. Carder (WMU) - 355 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: T. Phillips (PEAY) - 11 CAR, 84 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: J. White (WMU) - 13 REC, 177 YDS, 2 TD

W. Michigan 44, Cent. Michigan 14

Associated Press

KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- Alex Carder passed for 355 yards and three touchdowns and ran for another score, and Western Michigan cruised to a 44-14 victory Saturday over Central Michigan in the Mid-American Conference opener for both teams.

Carder threw passes of 8 yards to Jordan White and 4 yards to Chleb Ravenell in the first quarter. In the third, he scored on a 2-yard run and found White again for a 19-yard touchdown. Carder completed 28 of 37 passes, with one interception, and White had a career-high 177 yards on 13 receptions.

Ryan Radcliff was 20 for 36 for 215 yards for the Chippewas (1-2), who had beaten Western Michigan (2-1) in the teams' previous five meetings. Tim Phillips ran for 84 yards, including a 28-yard score, and Jahleel Addae recovered a fumble in the end zone for the other Central Michigan touchdown.

John Potter kicked three field goals for Western Michigan.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
CMU
WMU
1st Downs2022
Total Yards362442
Passing215355
Rushing14787
Penalties0-07-54
3rd Down Conversions4-1210-15
4th Down Conversions1-40-0
Turnovers22
Possession28:4531:15

Passing Leaders

Central MichiganC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Radcliff20/362156.000
Western MichiganC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Carder28/373559.631

Rushing Leaders

Central MichiganCARYDSAVGTDLG
Phillips11847.6128
Cotton7202.908
Western MichiganCARYDSAVGTDLG
Drake12322.708
Carder13181.4118

Receiving Leaders

Central MichiganRECYDSAVGTDLG
Wilson34615.3022
Cotton23819.0020
Western MichiganRECYDSAVGTDLG
White1317713.6243
Arnheim57114.2020

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERCMUWMU
TD09:47Jordan White 8 Yd Pass From Alex Carder (John Potter Kick) 07
TD08:36Chleb Ravenell 4 Yd Pass From Alex Carder (John Potter Kick) 014
TD03:03Antoin Scriven 1 Yd Run (John Potter Kick) 021
SECOND QUARTERCMUWMU
FG00:09John Potter 33 Yd 024
THIRD QUARTERCMUWMU
TD14:46Jahleel Addae Recovered Fumble In End Zone (David Harman Kick) 724
TD10:46Alex Carder 2 Yd Run (John Potter Kick) 731
TD08:43Jordan White 19 Yd Pass From Alex Carder (John Potter Kick) 738
FOURTH QUARTERCMUWMU
FG13:35John Potter 43 Yd 741
TD10:51Tim Phillips 28 Yd Run (David Harman Kick) 1441
FG08:47John Potter 43 Yd 1444