Western Herald – WMU closes the season with a loss against NIU

WMU closes the season with a loss against NIU

Alven Littell
Sports Reporter

For the final game of the season the Western Michigan Broncos (1-10) football took on 14th ranked Northern Illinois Huskies (11-0). With a disappointing campaign coming to the end the Broncos had one more test to see how they compare to one of the nations best teams, and they showed that they are still a ways away from competing at the top level losing 33-14.

With the bad weather both teams got out to a slow start giving the Broncos a chance from the beginning, neither team could get their offense started due to the conditions though. It took the Huskies all the way down to the one minute mark left in the first quarter to put the first points up on the broad.

Despite the bad weather, dual threat quarterback Jordan Lynch took advantage of his speed. Lynch rushed for  321 yards and had three rushing touchdowns.

Yes, the quarterback had three rushing touchdowns.

Which is nothing new for Lynch. He has been destroying opposing defenses all year with his speed and it continued against the Broncos.

A positive takeaway for the Broncos is that they handled themselves well against the Huskies. Only allowing the Huskies offense who has been averaging 44 points per game to get 33 points on the scoreboard. For the whole season the bright spot for the Broncos has been the defense and that didn’t change.

With the 33-14 loss the season comes to an end for the Broncos. However, WMU has a lot of encouraging pieces to work with for next season, especially this years underclassmen and the recruiting class for next season.

The Broncos finished  the year (1-11)  and (1-7) in the Mid-American Conference.

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