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Carder Fumbles Away Final Chance For Broncos, Fall To Purdue 37-32

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Western Michigan announced Sunday December 4th, 2011 that they are headed to the Little Caesars Bowl in Detroit.
Western Michigan announced Sunday December 4th, 2011 that they are headed to the Little Caesars Bowl in Detroit.

DETROIT (WKZO) -- Alex Carder's 6th turnover is the most costly as the Broncos fall 37-32 in the Little Caesar's Pizza Bowl...MORE TO COME LATER

Alex Carder and the Broncos offense will look to rebound after the D stops Purdue. Broncos take over on their own 30 yard line. Purdue 37 WMU 25, 8:51 left 4th quarter

Alex Carder has now been picked off 4 times. His pass to Chleb Ravenell sailed on Carder and landed in the hands of a Purdue defender. Purdue ball on their own 27 yard line. 11:11 left in the 4th. Purdue 37-25

Carson Wiggs drills a field goal to put Purdue back up 12...37-25 11:41 4th 

Purdue is currently on the Broncos 34 yard line, 1st and 10 as the 3rd quarter comes to an end. 

Tevin Drake punches in a 1 yard run to cut Purdue's lead to 34-25 with 1:55 left in the 3rd quarter.

Gary Bush scores on a 33 yard reception. Purdue up 16 with 6:49 left in the 3rd quarter

On 4th and 1, Alex Carder's pass was tipped and landed incomplete. Purdue takes over up 27-18. 7:30 left in the 3rd quarter

Broncos hold Purdue to a 3 and out. Western takes over on their own 46 yard line with 9:40 left in the 3rd quarter.

After driving to the Purdue 1 yard line, Broncos are held to a 21yard field goal from John Potter, 27-18 Purdue 10:55 3rd Quarter

Broncos will receive at the start of the 2nd half

Purude now leads by double figures as we enter the half 27-15. Alex Carder is 10 for 21 with 2 TDs and 2 picks and 156 yards. Carder also leads the team in rushing with 19 yards. Jordan White has 4 receptions for 96 yards and 1 TD. 

After the initial ruling on the field was called a first down, video replay showed that Tevin Drake was short of a first on 4th down. Purdue takes over.

Purdue addes a TD and is now up 24-15 

Purdue kicks their 2nd successful onside kick, take over on their own 39 yard line

On the next kickoff Purdue returns the kick 99 yards to retake the lead for the Boilermakers. 17-15

After a near interception in the endzone, Carder bounces back and finds Josh Schaffer in the back of the endzone to give the Broncos the lead 15-10

Purdue kicker Carson Wiggs drills a 41 yard field goal as Purdue takes the lead, Purdue 10 WMU 8, 10:34

Alex Carder throws his 2nd pick of the day, Purdue takes over on the Broncos 35 yard time...WMU 8 Purdue 7, 12:41 2nd quarter

Purdue fumbles, Mitch Zajac forces the fumble, Chris Prom recovers, Broncos ball on their own 12 yard line WMU 8 Purdue 7 14:105

Purdue recovers an onside kick to end the first quarter

 

Purdue scores 2 yard TD pass, end of 1st quarter Purdue has the ball after an Alex Carder interception 2:08 left in the 1st quarter.

 

The Western Michigan Broncos are looking for their first bowl victory in the program's history as they take on the Purdue Boilermakers this afternoon.  The Broncos and Boilermakers can be heard live on 590, 96.5 WKZO now.  

Coverage:

Western Michigan took an early 8-0 following a fumble recovery at the Purdue 49-yard-line.  Broncos Quarterback Alex Carder hit star wide receiver Jordan White on a 49-yard-touchdown pass to secure the 8-0 lead.

 

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