WMU becomes bowl-eligible; Franklin sets TD mark

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OXFORD, Ohio — A year after a one-win season, Western Michigan looks to be heading back to a bowl game — and that could just be the beginning.

Freshman tailback Jarvion Franklin rushed for 182 yards and three touchdowns — setting a new school record with 22 rushing scores this season — and the Broncos gained bowl eligibility with a 41-10 win over former Grand Valley State head coach Chuck Martin and Miami (OH) on Saturday.

Since losing their MAC opener to Toledo in overtime, WMU has won four straight games.

Zach Terrell threw for 217 yards and a score, helping the Broncos to 499 yards of offense. Corey Davis caught seven passes for 114 yards and that touchdown from Terrell.

A week after matching 2013’s total with seven sacks, the WMU defense recorded another six sacks, while holding Miami (OH)’s offense to just 236 yards.

Western Michigan (6-3, 4-1) has a bye next week. They are back on the field on November 15 when they host Eastern Michigan at Waldo Stadium.

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