September 29, 2018
OXFORD, Ohio – For the fourth straight year Western Michigan football will begin Mid-American Conference play 1-0 after a thrilling 40-39 victory over Miami inside Yager Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
It was a career day for freshman wide receiver Jayden Reed who tied the single-game school record with four receiving touchdowns on seven receptions and a career-high 137 yards. Reed tied the school record set by Greg Jennings back in 2005 against Ball State.
Reed averaged 19.6 yards per catch against the RedHawks and connected on touchdown passes of 10, 33, 27 and five. Through five games, Reed has amassed six receiving touchdowns which matches the amount by 2016 NFL Draft No. 5 overall pick Corey Davis had during his entire freshman campaign.
September 22, 2018
ATLANTA, Ga. – The Western Michigan football team (2-2) forced three turnovers en route to its first road win of the season 34-15, at Georgia State at Georgia State Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The Bronco defense forced three fumbles, recovering two, and recorded one interception on the day, along with three sacks and 10 tackles for loss. Junior linebacker Drake Spears had a game-high nine tackles, along with two sacks, three tackles for loss and a forced fumble. sophomore defensive back A.J. Thomas had seven tackles, a tackle for loss and an interception.
Junior quarterback Jon Wassink completed 20-of-25 passes for 234 yards and three touchdowns to lead the way for the WMU offense. The Broncos had two 100 yard rushers for the first time since Oct. 7, 2017 at Buffalo, with redshirt senior Jamauri Bogan leading the way with 126 yards on 15 carries. Junior LeVante Bellamy had 121 yards on 21 carries. Freshman wide out Jayden Reed continued his fantastic start to the season with a game-high 101 yards receiving on seven catches. The offense combined for 528 total yards.
September 15, 2018
KALAMAZOO, Mich. - On the 27th annual CommUniverCity night at Waldo Stadium, Western Michigan football had seven different players register a touchdown en route to 68-0 shutout of Delaware State.
WMU's defense held Delaware State to just eight yards passing and 127 yards of total offense. The Broncos forced three fumbles, recovering two, one for a touchdown.
The 68-0 victory was WMU's largest margin of victory during the modern football era. The shutout was the Broncos' first since defeating Buffalo, 38-0 on Nov. 19, 2016.
Western Michigan forced Delaware State to a 3-and-out on the opening drive. On the Broncos' first offensive play, junior running back LeVante Bellamy sprinted 40 yards down the sideline for his third touchdown of the season. It was the second time in three years WMU has scored on their first play of the game on a CommUniverCity night.