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#Waldo75 Day 4: Two If By Air

Courtesy: Nathan Palcowski, Staff Writer
Release: 07/27/2013
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There have been many great aerial performances over the years at Waldo Stadium. When it came to narrowing down the greatest passing touchdown performances there was no clear choice because two quarterbacks tied for the top spot. Both Chad Munson and Tyler Van Tubbergen threw for six touchdowns in a single game.

Chad Munson threw for six touchdowns against William & Mary back on Sept. 6, 2003. Munson’s Broncos had to overcome a first quarter deficit of 14-7 but in the second quarter WMU scored 28 straight points and Munson was the leading force. Munson threw half of his touchdowns in the second quarter alone. By halftime Munson had four touchdowns and 300 yards passing.

Munson ended the game 24-for-35 with 450 yards and six touchdowns as WMU blew out William & Mary, 56-24. Munson threw for what were then the second-most touchdowns and ninth-most passing yards in MAC history at the time. Munson’s six touchdowns tie him for second in WMU history for touchdowns in a single game.

Tyler Van Tubbergen also had a six touchdown performance back in 2011 against the Akron Zips. The legend of TVT was born as Van Tubbergen made his first career start after starter Alex Carder went down with an injury before the last game of the season. Van Tubbergen made it well known he was a high quality quarterback as he completed 19 of 21 passes for 252 yards and six touchdowns. Van Tubbergen threw for four touchdowns in the second quarter alone to give his Broncos the 45-5 lead heading into halftime.

WMU ended up winning 68-19 as Van Tubbergen totaled six passing touchdowns and had a rushing score as well. The 68 points that Van Tubbergen helped score was the most points WMU has scored in the MAC era and the most since 1996. Van Tubbergen is tied for second in WMU history for single-game touchdowns.

#Waldo75- Bronco fans, this season we are celebrating the 75th season of football at Waldo Stadium. Be sure to submit your favorite memory and/or the greatest moment in stadium history on or on twitter @WMU_Football using the hash tag #Waldo75 on either platform. The top 10 fan submitted moments will be unveiled on Oct.7 , the exact day that WMU opened Waldo Stadium with a 6-0 win over Miami 75 years ago.