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2023 MAC Football Week 5 Game Recap: Western Michigan Broncos 42, Ball State Cardinals 24

The Western Michigan Broncos (2-3, 1-1 Mid-American Conference) beat the Ball State Cardinals (1-4, 0-1 Mid-American Conference) by a final margin of 42-24 on Saturday afternoon in Kalamazoo in a contest which was an uphill climb for the visitors from the opening moments.

The Broncos scored three times in the second quarter and had their best offensive output of the season, while Ball State fell to 1-4 despite doing their best to apply pressure to a young Western Michigan team.

Journeyman quarterback Layne Hatcher picked his first conference start at his fourth stop in his college career for the Cardinals today, replacing true freshman Kadin Semonza.