Western Michigan’s Jamauri Bogan takes over in Bahamas Bowl

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Western Michigan‘s redshirt freshman running back Jamauri Bogan treated the Bahamas as if they were his backyard Thursday afternoon.

Bogan rushed for 215 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Broncos to a 45-31 victory. The game was tied at 31, but Bogan scored on a pair of short runs as Western Michigan pulled away from Middle Tennessee.

Bogan has plenty of help as Western Michigan piled up 623 yards. Quarterback Zack Terrell threw for 207 yards. Corey Davis caught eight balls for 183 yards, and Daniel Braverman caught five for 101 yards.

For losing Middle Tennessee, quarterback Brent Stockstill had 327 yards. Of those, 126 of those yards went to Richie James on eight catches.

It was a satisfying win for the Broncos, who lost three of their first four this season (two of them to Michigan State and Ohio State).

Western Michigan finished the season 8-5. Middle Tennessee was 7-6.

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