EVANSTON, Ill. — Zach Terrell threw for 218 yards and a touchdown, Jamauri Bogan had a 1-yard touchdown run on fourth down and Western Michigan posted a 22-21 upset of Northwestern on Saturday.
Terrell was 26 of 36 as Western Michigan’s offense controlled the play throughout and held the ball for 39 minutes.
Justin Jackson had 124 yards rushing and three rushing touchdowns for Northwestern.
Clayton Thorson completed 15 of 22 passes for 196 yards. His fumble at the goal line in the final minutes thwarted Northwestern’s comeback attempt.
The outcome essentially came down to two close plays at each goal line in the final minutes. Bogan’s touchdown with 5:38 remaining gave the Broncos the lead. The play was reviewed because there was a question whether his knee was down before he crossed over. The call stood.
On the ensuing possession, Northwestern drove down the field before Thorson was hit and fumbled. Davontae Ginwright recovered for the Broncos for the touchback before stepping out of bounds. The play was reviewed because Ginwright threw the ball back on the field — it was recovered by Northwestern — but it was ruled he stepped out before getting rid of the ball.