Scores

Final

W Michigan 63

(5-5, 3-3 MAC)

Toledo 66

(6-4, 5-1 MAC)

Coverage: ESPNU

8:00 PM ET, November 8, 2011

Glass Bowl, TOLEDO, OH

1 2 3 4 T
WMU 14 14 14 2163
TOL 21 7 21 1766

Top Performers

Passing: A. Carder (WMU) - 548 YDS, 7 TD

Rushing: A. Thomas (TOL) - 30 CAR, 216 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: J. White (WMU) - 16 REC, 238 YDS, 3 TD

Toledo 66, W. Michigan 63

Associated Press

TOLEDO, Ohio -- Terrance Owens threw for 318 yards and three touchdowns, and Toledo beat Western Michigan 66-63 Tuesday night, a week after the Rockets lost a shootout to Northern Illinois 63-60.

Western Michigan's Alex Carder threw seven touchdown passes and ran for another one, but it wasn't enough against the Rockets, who rushed for 419 yards.

Bernard Reedy caught a 42-yard touchdown pass with 4:04 left in the third quarter to put the Rockets (6-4, 5-1 Mid-American) up 49-35. The Broncos (5-5, 3-3) scored two touchdowns five minutes apart to tie it early in the fourth on Carder's scoring run, but Toledo answered with two touchdowns.

The Rockets' Morgan Williams and Adonis Thomas scored on the ground to make it 63-56 with 3:20 to go, and Jeremiah Detmer added a 39-yard field goal with 1:51 to play.

Toledo remained tied with Northern Illinois for first place in the MAC's West Division.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
WMU
TOL
1st Downs3237
Total Yards635804
Passing548385
Rushing87419
Penalties8-708-73
3rd Down Conversions6-135-13
4th Down Conversions1-10-1
Turnovers46
Possession20:3039:30

Passing Leaders

Western MichiganC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Carder38/595489.370
ToledoC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Owens22/2731811.831

Rushing Leaders

Western MichiganCARYDSAVGTDLG
Drake13715.5016
Carder8162.0111
ToledoCARYDSAVGTDLG
Thomas302167.2242
Williams10767.6225

Receiving Leaders

Western MichiganRECYDSAVGTDLG
White1623814.9360
Schaffer611419.0164
ToledoRECYDSAVGTDLG
Stafford39130.3075
Thomas57715.4140

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERWMUTOL
TD08:24Clark Mussman 7 Yd Pass From Alex Carder (John Potter Kick) 70
TD05:53Jordan White 11 Yd Pass From Alex Carder (John Potter Kick) 140
TD03:12Jerome Jones 23 Yd Pass From Terrance Owens (Ryan Casano Kick) 147
TD00:53Adonis Thomas 40 Yd Pass From Terrance Owens (Ryan Casano Kick) 1414
TD00:14Dan Molls 24 Yd Fumble Return (Ryan Casano Kick) 1421
SECOND QUARTERWMUTOL
TD09:36Doug Wiggins 20 Yd Interception Return (John Potter Kick) 2121
TD07:06Josh Schaffer 64 Yd Pass From Alex Carder (John Potter Kick) 2821
TD04:22Morgan Williams 24 Yd Run (Ryan Casano Kick) 2828
THIRD QUARTERWMUTOL
TD14:06Robert Arnheim 8 Yd Pass From Alex Carder (John Potter Kick) 3528
TD10:43Adonis Thomas 1 Yd Run (Ryan Casano Kick) 3535
TD08:48David Fluellen 2 Yd Run (Ryan Casano Kick) 3542
TD04:04Bernard Reedy 42 Yd Pass From Terrance Owens (Ryan Casano Kick) 3549
TD03:22Jordan White 60 Yd Pass From Alex Carder (John Potter Kick) 4249
FOURTH QUARTERWMUTOL
TD13:19Alex Carder 1 Yd Run (John Potter Kick) 4949
TD08:32Morgan Williams 3 Yd Run (Ryan Casano Kick) 4956
TD05:21Adonis Thomas 42 Yd Run (Ryan Casano Kick) 4963
TD03:20Chleb Ravenell 8 Yd Pass From Alex Carder (John Potter Kick) 5663
FG01:51Jeremiah Detmer 39 Yd 5666
TD01:01Jordan White 9 Yd Pass From Alex Carder (John Potter Kick) 6366

Research Notes

Was Toledo-Western Michigan the best "worst" game in recent memory, given that there were 10 turnovers? Yes. Since 2004 there have been 53 FBS games in which the two teams combined to score over 100 points. Tuesday marked just the third time two teams scored that many points and turned the ball over that many times.
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This is the 2nd game in FBS this season in which both teams scored at least 4 touchdowns in the first half. Ironically, Western Michigan was part of the other one as well as it led Ball State 35-28 at halftime on October 29th. ------- Western Michigan and Toledo combined to score 35 points in the first quarter. That is the 2nd-most combined 1st-quarter points in a MAC game in the TruMedia era (since 2004). Buffalo and Toledo combined for 38 pts in the first quarter in October 2007.

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