WMU News

Football Broncos win tough MAC opener at NIU

Sept. 26, 1999

DEKALB, Ill. -- Brad Selent kicked a 37-yard field goal as time expired to lift Western Michigan University (2-2. 1-0) to a 24-21 victory over a determined Northern Illinois team. The game, played at NIU in front of 19, 213 fans, was the Mid-American Conference opener for both schools.

Western led 14-7 at the half and 21-7 after three quarters, but the NIU Huskies mounted a fourth-quarter comeback on long scoring drives of 80 and 60 yards to tie the game. Selent kicked a game-winning field goal for WMU for the third time in the past two seasons.

Bronco quarterback Tim Lester completed 16 of 34 passes for 165 yards and two touchdowns.

Media contact:Daniel Jankowski, 616 387-4122; daniel.jankowski@wmich.edu

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