Carder leads W. Michigan past UConn 30-24

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KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Alex Carder threw for 237 yards and a touchdown to lead Western Michigan to a 30-24 win over Connecticut on Saturday.

It marks the second straight season the Broncos (2-2), from the Mid-American Conference, have defeated Connecticut (2-2), from the Big East.

Carder completed 18 of 34 passes before leaving the game late in the third quarter after hitting his throwing hand on a helmet. Josh Schaffer caught six of Carder’s passes for 106 yards, including a 30-yard touchdown early in the third quarter that put Western Michigan ahead 24-7.

Chandler Whitmer was 28 of 44 for 333 yards passing and three touchdowns for Connecticut. Lyle McCombs rushed for 120 yards while Geremy Davis caught nine passes for 123 yards for the Huskies.