WMU at Minnesota - Post-Game Notes

PRE-GAME

  • WMU and Minnesota are meeting for only the fourth time in the series; first time since 1977
  • WMU trails the all-time series, 3-0
  • WMU is looking for its first win over a Big Ten team since 2008 (def. Illinois, 23-17)
  • This season marks the sixth straight that WMU has played at least one Big Ten team; second straight against multiple Big Ten teams
  • WMU is coming its first puntless game since Nov. 21, 1981 (def. EMU, 38-7)
  • WMU is wearing white jersey/gold pants uniform combo for the first time this season
  • Alex Carder and Freddie Bishop are game captains for third straight game
  • WMU loses coin toss for first time in 2012; Minnesota elects to receive

FIRST QUARTER

  • Daniel Braverman earns first career start
  • WMU scores on a 35-yard Andrew Haldeman FG
  • 11-play drive is second longest in terms of plays this season; third longest in terms of time (3:35)
  • WMU improves to 10-for-14 in red-zone scoring (8 TDs, 2 FGs)
  • Alex Carder throws fifth INT of season

SECOND QUARTER

  • WMU has first punt since the season opener at Illinois, 16 yards
  • WMU defense forces its 13th three-and-out of the season
  • Paul Hazel forces fumble and Justin Currie recovers to set up WMU scoring drive
  • It was the seventh career forced fumble for Minnesota and first career fumble recovery for Currie
  • Dareyon Chance scores third career rushing TD and first Nov. 20, 2010
  • Both TDs at that point in the game came off turnovers
  • Back up QB Max Shortell comes in to relieve injured Marqueise Gray and throws two TD passes
  • Minnesota's A.J. Barker has three first half receiving TDs

THIRD QUARTER

  • WMU with second TD drive of 11 plays
  • Antoin Scriven with second straight game with rushing TD
  • He now has eight rushing TDs in his career, all from one yard out
  • Andrew Haldeman missed 42-yard FG; now 0-for-3 on FG attempts between 40-49 yds

FOURTH QUARTER

  • Dareyon Chance with first career 100-yard rushing game
  • Chance is first 100-yard rusher since Tevin Drake had 112 against Bowling Green on Oct. 8, 2011
  • Chance has most rushing yards in a game since Brandon West had 166 against Eastern Michigan on Nov. 1, 2008
  • Jaime Wilson with third straight game with a TD to open career
  • Wilson with second straight 100-yard receiving game