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GAME DAY: WMU vs. EMU - 11.17.12

Courtesy: Mat Kanan, director of athletic media relations
Release: 11/14/2012
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Western Michigan (4-7, 2-5 MAC) vs. Eastern Michigan (1-9, 0-6 MAC)
All-Time series ­— WMU leads 29-15-2
Last Meeting ­— EMU 14, WMU 10 (Oct. 22, 2011)
Record Last 5 Meetings ­— WMU leads, 3-2
Nov. 17, 2012 // Waldo Stadium (30,200)
2 p.m. // Kalamazoo, Mich. // Bronco Insider/All-MACcess

The game will be broadcast live on the Bronco Radio Network: 96.5 FM (Kalamazoo, Portage, Mattawan); 94.1 FM (Lansing, Jackson, Battle Creek), 101.3 FM (Grand Rapids) and 1310 AM (Detroit).  Robin Hook (play-by-play) and John Creek (analysis) will have the call beginning at 1 p.m.

BROADCAST | Bronco Insider | All-MACcess
The WMU-EMU game will stream live on via either Bronco Insider (subscription) or on All-MACcess available via the links above.

• WMU is looking for its 30th win over Eastern Michigan in the all-time series
• WMU holds a 29-15-2 edge in the all-time series against EMU
• WMU holds a 21-8-1 edge over EMU at home
• WMU has not lost at home to EMU since 2004 (L, 31-35)
• WMU has not lost two straight to EMU since 1990 and 1991
• WMU is looking to capture the Michigan MAC Trophy for the first time since its inaugural year of 2005
• WMU is looking to end the regular season with a win for the sixth time in eight seasons under Bill Cubit
• WMU is looking to finish the 2012 home season with a 4-2 record, which would also be the program’s 233rd at Waldo
Justin Collins became the 43rd WMU receiver to record 100 yards in at least once in his career with 122 yards at Buffalo
Eric Monette hauled in two touchdown receptions for the second time this season (Northern Illinois, Buffalo)
• Monette has five TDs over his last three games
Alex Carder returned after missing six games due to injury to throw for 275 yards and three TDs against Buffalo
• The three passing TDs for Carder mark the 18th multi-TD game of his career
Dareyon Chance is 122 yards from becoming the first WMU running back to rush for 1,000 yards in a season since Brandon West accomplished the feat in 2009
Johnnie Simon is two tackles away from recording back-to-back 100-tackle seasons
• Three Bronco defenders have a shot at 100-tackle seasons in 2012 (Johnnie Simon — 98; Desmond Bozeman — 90; Justin Currie — 90)
Kendrick Roberts scored his first career touchdown against Buffalo
• True freshman Jesse Boulnemour recorded four kick offs with a pair of touchbacks against Buffalo
Andrew Haldeman has made good on 27-straight PAT attempts in 2012
Donald Celiscar is now tied for the third most pass break ups in a season with 14
Freddie Bishop recorded a career-high 4.0 tackles for loss at Buffalo, along with forcing a fumble, to receive honorable mention for National Defensive Lineman of the Week by the College Football Performance Awards


Kendrick Roberts hauled in his first career receiving TD in Western Michigan’s loss at Buffalo last week.  He becomes the third WMU receiver to score their first career TDs as a Bronco in 2012.  Justin Collins hauled in his first career TD in the Broncos’ win over Massachusetts on Oct. 6, while Daniel Braverman scored his first TD in a win over Eastern Illinois on Sept. 8.