Late Field Goal Lifts Western Michigan Over Miami, 27-24
Nov. 4, 2006
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) - Nate Meyer kicked a 21-yard field goal with 1:16 left to cap an 18-play, 84-yard drive as Western Michigan beat Miami 27-24 on Saturday.
The Broncos (7-2, 5-1 Mid-American) escaped another upset, one week after they rallied from 12 points down in the fourth quarter to beat Eastern Michigan 18-15.
Western Michigan's Mark Bonds rushed for a career-high 142 yards on 28 carries. Tight end Brandon Ledbetter tallied nine catches for 101 yards and two touchdowns, all career highs.
Ryne Robinson had his third 10-catch game of his career for Miami (1-9, 1-5). He totaled a personal-best 180 yards, giving him 1,001 yards for the season.
Robinson is the first player in Miami history to eclipse 1,000 yards in consecutive seasons.
Broncos linebacker Ameer Ismail tied a school record with his 15th sack of the season.
The victory keeps Western Michigan in the hunt for the MAC West Division title. The Broncos play at Central Michigan (6-3, 5-0) on Friday night.