WMU at NEBRASKA GAME
NOTES & STORY

PRE-GAME

1.      Both WMU and Nebraska coming off 5-7 seasons

2.      WMU looking to give Nebraska first season-opening loss since 1985 (Florida State, 13-17)

3.      Receivers coach Mike Grant returns to alma mater – played quarterback at Nebraska from 1988-92

FIRST QUARTER

1.      WMU game captains – Tim Hiller, Louis Delmas

2.      WMU wins toss, defers to second half

3.      Ben Armer’s first-career punt goes a distance of 33 yards

4.      WMU forced to punt on opening drive; scored on its opening drive twice in 2007 (Central Michigan, Iowa)

5.      Jamarko Simmons first reception of the game gives him 157 for his career, tying him for fourth all-time with Andre Wallace (1991-94)

6.      WMU passing leader – Tim Hiller (3-for-4, 16 yards)

7.      WMU rushing leader – Brandon West (1 carry for 1 yard, fumble)

8.      WMU receiving leader – Brandon West (2 rec. for 9 yards)

9.      WMU tackles leader – Louis Delmas (3-2)

 SECOND QUARTER

1.      Anthony Williams records first-career reception (19 yards)

2.      Tim Hiller throws 41st career TD

3.      Jamarko Simmons moves into fourth alone on the career receptions list

4.      WMU rushed the ball just three times

5.  WMU passing leader – Tim Hiller (12-for-20, 108 yards, 1 TD)

6.  WMU rushing leader – Brandon West (5 carries for 13 yards, fumble)

7.  WMU receiving leader – Brandon West (4 rec. for 25 yards)

8.      WMU tackles leader – Louis Delmas (4-4)

 THIRD QUARTER

1.      Nebraska’s Alex Henery hit third 44-yard field goal of the game at the 8:23 mark

2.      Hiller’s 50-yard completions to Ledbetter and Julien were longest plays of the game for WMU

3.      Brandon West scored eighth rushing touchdown of career at the 6:11 mark

4.      Ledbetter’s 50-yard reception moved into third place on WMU’s all-time list for receiving yards by a tight end; ahead of Mobolaji Afariogun

5.  WMU forces Nebraska to punt on first drive since its opening drive and after scoring on seven previous drives

6.  Nebraska scored on third drive under one minute at 1:48 mark of third quarter

7.  WMU passing leader – Tim Hiller (24-for-35, 283 yards, 1 TD)

8.  WMU rushing leader – Brandon West (10 carries for 26 yards, fumble)

9.  WMU receiving leader – Brandon West (8 rec. for 90 yards)

10.  WMU tackles leader – Louis Delmas (4-5)

11.  Ledbetter registered third-career 100-yard receiving game

 FOURTH QUARTER

1.      WMU scored on its third 80-yard drive of the game (Hiller to Nunez, 9 yards)

2.      Louis Delmas intercepted ninth pass of career, returned it 33 yards (career long)

3.      Hiller’s 13-yard completion to Julien gave him 305 yards passing and his sixth career passing game

4.      C.J. Wilson intercepted seventh career pass

5.      Henery hits fourth 44-yard field goal of the game