Scores

Final

W Michigan 24

(6-5, 4-3 MAC)

Miami (OH) 21

(4-7, 3-4 MAC)

Coverage: ESPN2

8:00 PM ET, November 16, 2011

Yager Stadium, Oxford, OH

1 2 3 4 T
WMU 0 10 7 724
M-OH 0 14 0 721

Top Performers

Passing: A. Carder (WMU) - 429 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: W. Culpepper (M-OH) - 2 CAR, 40 YDS

Receiving: N. Harwell (KU) - 14 REC, 138 YDS, 3 TD

Alex Carder throws for 429 yards to lift Western Michigan

Associated Press

OXFORD, Ohio -- Alex Carder threw for 429 yards and three touchdowns to lead Western Michigan to a 24-21 win over Miami (Ohio) on Wednesday night.

Carder prevailed in a quarterback duel with the RedHawks' Zac Dysert, who completed 42 of 54 passes for 413 yards, eclipsing Ben Roethlisberger's record of 40 against Hawaii in 2001.

The Broncos (6-5, 4-3 Mid-American Conference), coming off a 66-63 loss to Toledo, trailed 14-10 at the half.

Carder, who was 36 of 57 with one interception, threw his second TD pass to Jordan White, this one a 6-yarder, with 12:27 left in the third quarter. He then tossed a 2-yard score to Robert Arnheim with 14:50 remaining.

Dysert also threw for three touchdowns, all to Nick Harwell, who had 14 catches for 138 yards for Miami (4-7, 3-4).

After Dysert threw a 24-yard TD to Harwell with 3 minutes left, Western Michigan ran out the clock.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
WMU
M-OH
1st Downs2326
Total Yards471466
Passing429413
Rushing4253
Penalties4-326-55
3rd Down Conversions8-179-15
4th Down Conversions2-30-1
Turnovers12
Possession26:3833:22

Passing Leaders

Western MichiganC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Carder36/574297.531
Miami (OH)C/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Dysert42/544137.631

Rushing Leaders

Western MichiganCARYDSAVGTDLG
Fields10202.009
Carder9192.1024
Miami (OH)CARYDSAVGTDLG
Culpepper24020.0039
Dysert1380.6020

Receiving Leaders

Western MichiganRECYDSAVGTDLG
Ravenell811013.8028
White910611.8223
Miami (OH)RECYDSAVGTDLG
Givens1314110.8018
Harwell141389.9324

Scoring Summary

SECOND QUARTERWMUM-OH
TD12:23Nick Harwell 2 Yd Pass From Zac Dysert (Mason Krysinski Kick) 07
TD08:12Jordan White 19 Yd Pass From Alex Carder (John Potter Kick) 77
TD04:21Nick Harwell 11 Yd Pass From Zac Dysert (Mason Krysinski Kick) 714
FG00:00John Potter 35 Yd 1014
THIRD QUARTERWMUM-OH
TD12:27Jordan White 6 Yd Pass From Alex Carder (John Potter Kick) 1714
FOURTH QUARTERWMUM-OH
TD14:50Robert Arnheim 2 Yd Pass From Alex Carder (John Potter Kick) 2414
TD03:00Nick Harwell 24 Yd Pass From Zac Dysert (Mason Krysinski Kick) 2421

Research Notes

**With his 127-yard, 2-TD game against Miami (Ohio), Western Michigan WR Jordan White claims the school record for career receiving yards.
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