WMU gets first win in ’14 with big day on offense

Posted at 8:35 PM, Sep 13, 2014

MOSCOW, Idaho — Corey Davis caught Zach Terrell’s simple screen pass on Western Michigan’s first offensive play on Saturday at Idaho.

A simple start to the biggest offensive performance the Broncos have had in P.J. Fleck’s tenure.

Davis took that screen for a 61-yard touchdown – part of a 35-point first half and a 45-33 win over the Vandals for the Broncos’ first win of 2014.

WMU’s 34 points against Purdue in their opener two weeks ago was the team’s previous high under Fleck.

True freshman tailback Jarvion Franklin followed up his 163-yard, 3 TD debut against the Boilermakers with an even better encore, running for 211 yards and another three scores.

Terrell threw for 241 yards and three touchdowns of his own – two to Daniel Braverman (five catches for 122 yards) in addition to the Davis screen TD. Davis finished with five grabs for 119 yards.

The Broncos ran up 484 total yards of offense – another high mark for a Fleck team.

Senior cornerback Donald Celiscar returned to the lineup after leaving the Purdue loss with a head injury – but was ejected in the first half after a targeting penalty.

Western Michigan (1-1) will play at Waldo Stadium for the first time this season next Saturday, hosting Murray State. Kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m. ET.