KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — After watching his staff beat Buffalo within the longest Mid-American Convention recreation ever, Western Michigan head coach Tim Lester realized he may want a much bigger playbook.
He reached fairly deep into his bag of tips although seven overtimes Saturday. Going for 2 within the fourth extra time, quarterback Jon Wassink walked to the road of scrimmage, the ball was snapped on to operating again Jarvion Franklin and the Broncos ran a reverse to broad receiver Keishawn Watson, who fought his approach into the top zone.
In septuple extra time, Franklin ran eleven yards for a landing and the Broncos gained seventy one-sixty eight within the highest scoring FBS recreation ever.
“Fortunately, we put together for conditions all yr spherical, and doubtless three or 4 occur in a yr. We had like 12 occur in simply that recreation. It was a superb check for us,” Lester stated at a Tuesday press convention in Kalamazoo. “I don’t assume we performed our greatest soccer, however we discovered a approach to win. I informed them afterward, there’s nothing higher than watching a ton of movie and having a ton of corrections to make, and having a ‘W’ subsequent to your identify.”
It was Western’s fourth straight win.
Within the first extra time, Wassink discovered tight finish Donnie Ernsberger in the long run zone to tie it up. Thrilled, his sister Shalene got here out of the stands to offer him a hug. At first, officers threw a flag and have been going to penalize Western 15 yards on the upcoming additional level, however picked up the flag once they realized she had come from the stands and never from Western’s sideline.
Coach Lester stated he was so caught up in occupied with the subsequent play that he didn’t initially understand what had occurred. He requested Donnie Ernsberger about it later.
“I simply stated, ‘Was that your sister?’ And he stated, ‘Yeah, I feel she thought it was over.’ And he sort of laughed,” he stated.
After the sport, Ernsberger advised media that his sister was excited and the hug demonstrated the household’s love for each other.
Teammates stated it was an ideal second.
“Household love, I assume,” linebacker Asantay Brown stated. “He scored, she was tremendous excited, ran out on the sector and provides him a hug. I’m positive anyone’s sister would do this if it was going to additional time and scoring and perhaps considering the sport was over.”
Western Michigan’s homecoming recreation is scheduled for three:30 p.m. Saturday at Waldo Stadium in Kalamazoo. You’ll be able to watch it on CBS Sports activities Community.