Western Michigan’s offense was nearly unstoppable against Ball State, racking up a school-record 711 yards of total offense, a mark which also ranks seventh most in the history of the MAC.
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Terrell had 289 yards and three TDs at the half, finding Davis twice more for touchdowns in the second quarter. The pair connected on a 17-yard pass over the middle and a 23-yard strike through the defense.
Terrell finished with 324 yards and the three touchdowns, going 16-for-22 in pass attempts.
Freshman running back LeVante Bellamy had WMU’s fourth touchdown of the first half on a nine-yard run. Ball State punter Kyle Schmidt fumbled a snap with under a minute remaining in the second quarter to give Western Michigan excellent field position, and WMU’s Andrew Haldeman booted in a 21-yard field goal just before the half.
The Broncos continued their offensive onslaught in the third quarter, putting 17 more points on the board and closing out the fourth quarter with a final touchdown.
Redshirt freshman running back Jamauri Bogan had both of WMU’s touchdowns in the third quarter, scoring on a 12-yard run and a career-long 76-yard scamper in which he eluded the defense in the middle of the field before breaking free up the sideline. The rush was the longest play from scrimmage for the Broncos this season.
Bogan was WMU’s leading rusher, recording a team-season best and career-high 171 yards on 18 carries.
Haldeman split the uprights with his second field goal of the game, a 41-yarder in the third quarter. Sophomore running back Jarvion Franklin scored WMU’s final touchdown with a 15-yard run in the fourth quarter.
Ball State’s only score came late in the third quarter, trailing 40-0. The Cardinals put together an 8-play, 75-yard drive and scored a touchdown on an 11-yard pass from Riley Neal to Jordan Williams.
Ball State was held to a season-low 152 yards of total offense and only had 54 yards at the half.
Redshirt junior linebacker Jason Sylva lead WMU with seven tackles, including one for a loss. The Bronco defense recorded five tackles for loss total.
Junior defensive end Keion Adams registered five tackles, as well as a sack in the third quarter. Redshirt junior defensive back Ian Thomas grabbed his first career interception, picking off a pass in the fourth quarter.
Junior wide receiver Daniel Braverman owned five catches for 72 yards, pushing his season total to 999 yards.
Western Michigan put up 50-plus points in back-to-back games for the first time since 1943. The Broncos defeated Eastern Michigan on the road last Thursday, 58-28.
Ball State returns to action Tuesday, Nov. 17 at Ohio. That game will be on either ESPN2 or ESPNU.
WMU, meanwhile, completes its 2015 home slate with a "Battle of the MAC-play Undefeateds" Wednesday, Nov. 11 (8 p.m ET) as Bowling Green comes to Kalamazoo. Both teams have perfect MAC records and lead their respective divisions. The game will be televised on ESPN2.
Following next week’s matchup against Bowling Green, the Broncos close out the regular season with tough road assignments at Northern Illinois (Nov. 18) and Toledo (Nov. 27).
(Courtesy of Western Michigan Athletics)