Scores

Final

W Michigan 17

(8-4, 6-2 MAC)

Akron 0

(5-7, 3-5 MAC)

3:30 PM ET, November 24, 2006

1 2 3 4 T
WMU 0 3 14 017
AKR 0 0 0 00

Top Performers

Passing: R. Cubit (WMU) - 217 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: M. Bonds (WMU) - 20 CAR, 75 YDS

Receiving: J. Simmons (WMU) - 8 REC, 98 YDS

Western Michigan 17, Akron 0

AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- Ryan Cubit threw for 217 yards and a touchdown to lead Western Michigan to a 17-0 win over Akron on Friday night.

The win will likely help the Broncos (8-4, 6-2 Mid-American Conference) secure a bowl invitation for the first time since 1988, when they fell to Fresno State in the California Bowl.

Cubit was 17-of-29 with one interception and threw a 16-yard scoring pass to Keith Schultz in the third quarter. Brandon West scored on a 1-yard run in the fourth for the Broncos, and Jamarko Simmons had eight catches for 98 yards.

Luke Getsy completed 13 of 26 passes for 132 yards for Akron (5-7, 3-5). He threw one interception and was sacked five times. Getsy finished with minus-33 yards rushing, and the Broncos held the Zips to 119 total yards.

Western Michigan led 3-0 at halftime on Nate Meyer's 38-yard field goal.

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