Scores

Final

Temple 3

(4-8, 1-5 away)

W Michigan 16

(5-7, 2-4 home)

2:00 PM ET, November 24, 2007

Waldo Stadium, Kalamazoo, MI

1 2 3 4 T
TEM 0 3 0 03
WMU 0 6 10 016

Top Performers

Passing: T. Hiller (WMU) - 276 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: M. Bonds (WMU) - 24 CAR, 105 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: H. Martin (WMU) - 7 REC, 100 YDS

W. Michigan 16, Temple 3

Associated Press

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) -- Tim Hiller threw for 276 yards and one touchdown, becoming the first sophomore in Western Michigan history to surpass 3,000 passing yards in one season and leading the Broncos to a season-ending 16-3 victory over Temple on Saturday.

Hiller finished the season with 3,021 passing yards, No. 3 in school history behind Tim Lester, who had 3,639 yards in 1999 and 3,311 in '98. Hiller completed 24-of-39 passes, including a 40-yard completion to Branden Ledbetter.

Mark Bonds ran for 105 yards and a touchdown, helping Western (5-7, 3-4 Mid-American) defeat Temple (4-8, 4-4) for the sixth consecutive time.

Jake Brownell kicked a 24-yard field goal for Temple, but that was the lone offensive highlight for the Owls. Quarterback Vaughn Charlton completed just 6-of-25 passes for 92 yards, and was sacked six times -- not including two other sacks that were negated by penalties. He did have a career-long 25-yard run and a punt on third down that covered 58 yards.

WMU's 438 yards of total offense tripled Temple's 146. The Owls did not get a first down for the first 20 minutes of the game.

With a 5-yard touchdown pass from Hiller to give WMU a 7-3 lead in the second quarter, tight end Branden Ledbetter broke a school record for career scoring passes caught by a tight end (14). Jake Moreland and Tony Scheffler, who both played in the NFL, held the old record of 13.

WMU senior receiver Herb Martin caught a game-high seven passes for 100 yards in his last college game, tying a career high. Jordan White caught a career-high six passes for 53 yards.

Temple's Terrance Knighton blocked two kicks on an attempted 32-yard field by Mike Jones on the last play of the first half and a point-after try by Jones.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TEM
WMU
1st Downs619
Total Yards146438
Passing92276
Rushing54162
Penalties6-318-60
3rd Down Conversions1-146-17
4th Down Conversions1-31-3
Turnovers11
Possession23:1536:45

Passing Leaders

TempleC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Charlton6/25923.700
Western MichiganC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hiller24/392767.111

Rushing Leaders

TempleCARYDSAVGTDLG
Harper9404.4028
Robinson7131.905
Western MichiganCARYDSAVGTDLG
Bonds241054.4127
West9424.7017

Receiving Leaders

TempleRECYDSAVGTDLG
Harper24422.0033
Balasavage11919.0019
Western MichiganRECYDSAVGTDLG
Martin710014.3035
Ledbetter46817.0140

Scoring Summary

SECOND QUARTERTEMWMU
TD12:46Branden Ledbetter 5 Yd Pass From Tim Hiller (Pat Blocked)
Drive: 12 plays, 77 yds, 4:20
06
FG06:35Jake Brownell 24 Yd
Drive: 8 plays, 53 yds, 4:27
36
THIRD QUARTERTEMWMU
TD13:15Mark Bonds 1 Yd Run (Chris Kelly Kick)
Drive: 5 plays, 61 yds, 1:45
313
FG04:48Chris Kelly 33 Yd
Drive: 10 plays, 53 yds, 5:36
316