WMU football at 11-0 after 38-0 win over Buffalo

by Tonya Durlach
| WMU News

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Under the direction of head coach P.J. Fleck, the No. 14 (AP) ranked Western Michigan University football Broncos shut out Buffalo 38-0 Saturday at Waldo Stadium, advancing to 11-0 and 7-0 in the Mid-American Conference.

A crowd of 26,136 weathered freezing temperatures and high winds following a live ESPN College GameDay broadcast from Sangren Hall earlier in the morning.

Desmond Howard, Rece Davis, Greg Jennings, Lee Corso and Kirk Herbstreit.

WMU was the unanimous pick on ESPN College GameDay. Here, guest picker and WMU alum Greg Jennings, middle, celebrates with Lee Corso, who dons the Bronco headgear for the first time in GameDay history. Photo credit: ESPN

Record-breaking game

Senior quarterback Zach Terrell passed for a career-high 445 yards and four touchdowns. He broke the WMU program record for career passing yards, surpassing the previous record of 11,329 held by Tim Hiller. With one game left in the regular season, Terrell now has a total of 11,461 passing yards.

Senior wide receiver Corey Davis had two touchdowns, and broke the MAC record for career touchdowns with 49. He rang up 173 yards and now is just 19 yards shy of breaking the all-time FBS record for career receiving yards. Davis also holds the MAC records for career yards receiving.

Senior Michael Henry added six receptions for 121 yards and had a career-high reception of 65 yards for a touchdown. Junior running back Jarvion Franklin caught five passes for 71 yards, including a 20-yard touchdown in the first quarter. He also carried the ball 17 times, picking up 78 yards on the ground.

Making history

WMU is one of just two undefeated teams left in the Division I Football Bowl Subdivision. The other is No. 1-ranked Alabama. Both schools are 11-0.

The football Broncos are No. 14 in the AP Top 25, No. 18 in the USA Today Amway Coaches Poll and No. 21 in the College Football Playoff rankings.

Join the excitement

WMU's final regular-season game is home at Waldo Stadium Friday, Nov. 25, versus Toledo. Kickoff is at 5 p.m., and the game will be televised on ESPN2. The winner of that game will be the MAC West champion and earn a berth to the MAC Championship game.

WMU students get into all home football games free with a valid Bronco Card. Tickets start at $20 for the general public and are available at (888) 4-WMU-TIX or wmubroncos.com/tickets.

For more information on WMU football, visit wmubroncos.com.

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