Backup quarterback Tom Flacco continued his hot play from the end of his rookie season, moving the offense with ease at times on Saturday. He rushed for 62 yards and a touchdown on nine carries and threw the ball for 74 yards and another TD.
Michael Henry, who is one of the many Broncos looking to fill the void left by the departure of Daniel Braverman, led the team with four catches for 63 yards.
Defensively, Keion Adams led the Western Michigan defensive line with two sacks on the day. He was part of a unit that featured four sacks total and two takeaways, one by Malik Rucker and one by Davontae Ginwright. Ginwright’s was later nullified due to holding away from the play.
“I think we’re a lot tougher. We’re tougher than we’ve ever been,” head coach P.J. Fleck said. “This was a very difficult spring mentally, physically and emotionally. They [student-athletes] have huge visions for this year. They’re the ones to go on the field and accomplish that so we wanted to put pressure on them.”