(Saturday, November 14th)
Final Score: Western Michigan 35, Eastern Michigan 14
Ypsilanti, MI (Sports Network) - Tim Hiller threw for four touchdowns as the Western Michigan Broncos took advantage of six Eastern Michigan turnovers to post a 35-14 win over the Eagles in a Mid-American Conference game at Rynearson Stadium.
The win enabled the Broncos (5-6, 4-3 MAC) to snap a two-game losing streak.
Brandon West ran for 140 yards and a touchdown for Western Michigan, which bounced back from a loss to Michigan State in its last outing.
Alex Gillett generated 291 yards in total offense for Eastern Michigan (0-10, 0-6). He ran for 105 yards and a touchdown and threw for 186 yards and another score. Gillett was intercepted three times, however, and Eastern Michigan also lost three fumbles.
Eastern Michigan jumped in front on Gillett's six-yard touchdown run early in the first quarter before the Broncos got rolling.
Hiller found Matt Stevens with a one-yard touchdown pass midway through the first quarter, and Chad Baliko on a two-yard connection early in the second period to give the Broncos a 14-7 advantage.
West added to the Broncos' lead on a one-yard run with just over three minutes left in the first half, making the score 21-7.
Hiller and Stevens hooked up again two minutes later, this time on an eight- yard connection, to give Western Michigan a 28-7 lead.
Gillett cut the margin to 28-14 just before halftime when he found Kinsman Thomas with a 12-yard scoring pass.
The only touchdown in the second half came when Hiller found Robert Arnheim with a 65-yard toss midway through the final period.
11/14 18:39:17 ET