Wassink sparks comeback as Western Michigan tops Idaho 37-28
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) Jon Wassink ran for a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns to lift Western Michigan to a come-from-behind win over Idaho, 37-28 Saturday night.
Matt Linehan scrambled in from 3 yards out to put the Vandals in the lead, 21-19 with 3:39 left in the third quarter, then made it a 28-19 advantage by hitting Alfonso Onunwor with a 39-yard scoring strike with 1:03 left in the period.
Wassink capped a seven-play, 80-yard drive, scampering the final 22 yards, cutting the Vandals’ lead to two points, then capped a six-play, 33-yard drive with a 1-yard run for the lead. After Giovanni Ricci scored the two-point conversion, the Broncos held a 34-28 lead.
Josh Grant kicked a 29-yard field goal for Western Michigan to set the final margin.
Linehan was 16 of 26 passing for 229 yards and three touchdowns for Idaho.
Wissink completed 21 of 31 for 212 yards and a score.
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