Bronco Buster: Chippewas Rally To Stun Western

CMU quarterback Shane Morris threw for 243 yards and two touchdowns on Wednesday in leading CMU to a 35-28 come-from-behind win at Western Michigan.
Nov. 1, 2017

Final Stats

Andy Sneddon,

KALAMAZOO, Mich. - Central Michigan kept swinging.

Eventually, some blows found their mark. And then the big blow did.

Trailing from almost the get-go, the Chippewas rallied from a 28-14 deficit, scoring three fourth-quarter touchdown to shock archrival Western Michigan, 35-28, on a rainy Wednesday night at the Broncos' Waldo Stadium.

Shane Morris connected with Corey Willis on a 77-yard touchdown pass play with 2:37 remaining to break a 28-28 tie as the Chippewas snapped a three-game losing streak in the series.

It was the first victory over the Broncos for third-year CMU coach John Bonamego.

CMU improved to 5-4, 3-2 Mid-American Conference. The Chippewas need one more win to become bowl eligible. The Broncos are 5-4, 3-2.

Willis finished a career-high 148 yards on five receptions. Morris completed 12 of 30 pass attempts for 243 yards and two scores.

Sophomore running back Jonathan Ward finished with 213 all-purpose yards - 132 on the ground, 81 through the air, and one touchdown.

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