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IN GAME COVERAGE: Broncos Drive Stalls, Illinois Takes Over

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Memorial Stadium WMU vs Illinois
Memorial Stadium WMU vs Illinois

Champaign, IL (WKZO) -- With 5:59 left in the game, Illinois has taken over at their own 23 yard line, following a punt from Ben Armer. Broncos still trail 23-20.

 

Jordan White's 12th reception of the day went for 6 as the Broncos have tied Illinois at 20 with 13:58 left in the game. 

 

At the end of the 3rd quarter, Illinois leads WMU 20-13. It's Broncos ball, 2nd and 7 on the Illini 37 yard line.

 

After the Illinois TD, the Broncos offense was held to a 3 and out. Illinois will take over at their own 18 yard line with 9:27 left in the 3rd quarter, up 17-13.

 

Illinois has regained the lead after a Donovonn Young 14 yard run. Broncos will take over with 10:27 left in the 3rd quarter down 17-13.

 

At the half, the Broncos lead #24 Illinois 13-10. Alex Carder has 206 yards passing and is  22 of 34. Jordan White is having another career day as he has hauled in 10 receptions already for 89 yards. Illinois will receive the ball at the beginning of the 2nd half. Listen Live to 96.5 FM WKZO as the Broncos will look to upset Illinois.

 

Alex Carder recorded his 1st passing TD on the day as he and Chleb Ravenell were able to find the endzone to give the Broncos a 13-10 lead with under 2 minutes left in the 1st half.

 

Been an up and down day for Broncos Kicker John Potter. He is now 2 for 4 at FG attempts as he just connected on a 24 yard field goal. Broncos down 10-6 with 3:26 left in the 2nd quarter.

 

Illinois Kicker Darius Millines added to the Illini lead with a 39 yard field goal. Illinois up 10-3 with 8:12 left in the 2nd quarter

 

Illinois CB Terry Hawthrone has just picked off an Alex Carder pass. Illinois ball at the Broncos 14 with 10:10 left in the 2nd quarter.

 

A 59 yard run by Illinois Running Back Donovonn Young, put the Illini at the 9 yard line but after 4 runs, Illinois failed to get the end zone. Broncos take over at the their own 1 yard line. 7-3 Illinois with 11:30 left in the second quarter.

 

The Broncos failed to score after recovering the fumble and John Potter missed his 2nd FG on the day, this time a 49 yarder. Illinois takes over on their 32 yard line with 13:19 left in the 2nd quarter

 

The Broncos defense has forced a fumble. Doug Wiggans knocked the ball loose and was recovered by the Broncos. They take over at the Illinois 26 with 14:40 left in the 2nd quarter.

 

Broncos trail Illinois 7-3 at the end of the first quarter. Jordan White leads the Broncos with 6 receptions for 55 yards. Illinois ball at their own 22, 2nd and 14 when play resumes.

 

Two forth down covnersions kept the Broncos Drive alive as they were held to a 26 yard field goald by John Potter to cut the Illinois lead to 7-3. Broncos had a chance to score as Alex Carder's pass to a wide open Black Hammond sailed over his head. 41 seconds left in the 1st quarter.

 

Tevin Drake is being looked at by Broncos medical staff. He is walking up looks a little roughed up. Broncos ball on Illinois 39, 2nd and 8 4:45 left in the first quarter

 

Nathan Scheelhaase just connected on a TD pass to Evan Wilson for the first score of the game.  A 39 yard pass from Illinois QB Nathan Scheelhaase set up the Illini insinde the Broncos 15. Broncos will take over with 7:45 left in the first quarter

 

The Broncos offense failed to get a first down and has punted back to Illinois. Under 11 minutes left in the 1st quarter.

 

The Broncos offensive will get a 2nd chance after the defense forced a 3 and out. Jordan White returned the punt to the Broncos 36. 11:17 left in the first quarter

 

John Potter missed just his 2nd FG on the season, a 44 yarder as the Broncos opening drive stalled. Illinois takes over on their own 26 yard line with 13:01 left in the first quarter.

 

Kick off is right around the corner as the Western Michigan Broncos take on Illinois Fighting Illini. Illinois has won the toss and decided to kickoff. Broncos will get the ball to start the game.

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