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Western Michigan upsets Northwestern, 22-21, in Evanston


The Western Michigan Broncos have kicked off their 2016 campaign on a high note.

In the biggest win of P.J. Fleck’s young career, Western Michigan was able to come from behind to upset the Northwestern Wildcats, 22-21, on the road.

Despite needing a late score to pull ahead, the Broncos were very deserving of the win. The team outgained, outrushed and outplayed their Big Ten foe throughout the course of the four quarters.

Running back Jamauri Bogan paced the rushing attack which totaled 198 yards on the afternoon. Star wide receiver Corey Davis fell just short of leading the game in receiving, but still put together a respectable line of seven catches for 70 yards.

Western Michigan outgained Northwestern 416-319, while dominating the time of possession.

Northwestern will need to fine tune their offense and work out any remaining kicks entering next week’s match up against Illinois State.

The Broncos, meanwhile, will look to keep their momentum going next weekend against North Carolina Central.

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