Western Michigan’s onside kick-fake spike TD combo produces finish of the year in college football | This is the Loop

It’s said that the Masters doesn’t start until the back nine on Sunday. The football equivalent of that: MACtion games don’t start until one team is down by 10 points with under three minutes remaining. 

OK, so maybe that doesn’t quite have the same ring to it, but it was true of Wednesday night’s heartstopping tilt between the Western Michigan Broncos and the Toledo Rockets. It was a back-and-forth game for much of the night, but Toledo appeared to ice it with a 14-play, 65-yard touchdown march that took 6:12 off the clock, leaving the Broncos with a 10-point deficit and just 2:54 to go. 

At this point, no one would have blamed WMU if it had packed it in. The officiating was absolutely horrific, and I’m not just saying that because I bet the Broncos -2.5 and money line. It was downright criminal. I’m talking that-crew-should-never-work-another-game criminal. But WMU

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