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KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- In Western Michigans final home game of the season, Justin Ferguson injured his ankle and had to be taken off on a stretcher. The crowd began clapping and teammates came over to hug the senior safety. And then Ferguson, who was able to sit up slightly, began motioning with his arms, reaching them forward and pulling them back.Rowing the boat.It began as a curious catchphrase for a program that needed any publicity it could get, but now Western Michigans row the boat mantra has become a recognizable rallying cry to college football fans around the country -- the Roll Tide of the Mid-American Conference. Not only have players bought into coach P.J. Flecks quirky motivational tactics, fans have also embraced the teams philosophy and identity -- especially now that the 13th-ranked Broncos are taking an undefeated record into Friday nights MAC championship game against Ohio.While Ferguson was being taken off the field during WMUs 55-35 win over Toledo last week, the crowd chanted row the boat in support.I think it just shows how far this cultures come, Fleck said. It shows that if you believe in something bigger than yourself, yeah, you might get made fun of, you might get laughed at, people might sit there and snicker, drill holes in your boat. But they can drill all they want at 12-0.When Fleck was hired after the 2012 season at age 32, he became the youngest coach in the Bowl Subdivision. Hed played at MAC rival Northern Illinois and was an assistant with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but his resume was relatively short. It was his personality that set him apart right away. When she hired Fleck, WMU athletic director Kathy Beauregard said he could bring limitless energy, passion, enthusiasm and opportunity to the program.Correct on all counts.Quarterback Zach Terrell was a redshirt freshman during Flecks first season.We were probably both very unimpressed when we first met each other, Fleck said. He probably looked at me and said, `How did you get this job? And I looked at him and said, `How did you get here?Fleck wanted Terrell to show more leadership, and the quarterback has blossomed since then. His stat line this season is like something from a video game: Hes thrown for 3,086 yards while completing 72 percent of his passes -- with 30 touchdowns and one interception. It helps to be able to throw to receiver Corey Davis, who last week became the career FBS leader in yards receiving.After going 1-11 in Flecks first season, the Broncos are 28-10 since, including the 12-0 mark this season that includes wins over two Big Ten teams.Thats just a testament to Coach Fleck and this entire staff, Davis said. They believed in us when we didnt even believe in ourselves. They stayed with us, and we kept rowing, kept our oars in the water, and here we are.The Broncos entered this season as MAC favorites, even though Northern Illinois had represented WMUs division in the conference title game for six straight seasons. Now WMU could make it to a major bowl if it wins the league title. Although Fleck wont say much publicly about the playoff rankings -- the Broncos are No. 17 this week -- he and his team have had high hopes since January.We set incredibly high expectations and pressure on our players, Fleck said. We showed them exactly what they could do this week, on a screen, and said, `If you want this, heres what youre going to have to do, and its going to be harder than youve ever imagined from January to August -- let alone August through December.Flecks success has turned him into a popular name for open jobs as this season draws to a close. There is now a major opening at Oregon, and Flecks name has also come up in speculation about the Purdue job.Beauregard said recently that Fleck had not spoken with other schools about coaching jobs, and Fleck says he tries to be open and honest with his players about the topic.Were a very close-knit family here, and I believe they deserve to know whats going on and what the truth really is, he said. I cant hold them accountable for not telling me everything when I dont tell them everything.No matter where he ends up next season, Fleck and his team have been on quite a journey.We dont let the outside noise and pressure and different things really get in the way of the way that we operate each and every day, Terrell said. This culture was set from day one from Coach Fleck. We conduct ourselves in the same way that we did when we first started. We just change our best, and we continue to grow higher each and every day.---More AP college football: www.collegefootball.ap.org and https://twitter.com/AP-Top25 .---Follow Noah Trister at www.Twitter.com/noahtrister Hugo Lloris Jersey .Y. - Jerome Samson scored once in regulation and again in the shootout as the St. Harry Kane Jersey . 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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Russell Wilsons efficient arm certainly made up for his banged-up knee.The Seattle quarterback was sharp despite playing with a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee , throwing three touchdown passes in the Seahawks 27-17 victory over the New York Jets on Sunday.I thought it was a sterling effort by the quarterback, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. Everybody was wondering and questioning what was going to happen and how he would be able to do it. He just did it. This is the best hes looked in the last few weeks.Wilson was injured last week against San Francisco and wasnt his usual mobile self in this one, but finished 23 of 32 for 309 yards while wearing a brace on his leg as the Seahawks (3-1) won at MetLife Stadium for the first time since beating the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl in 2014.Feeling great, said Wilson, who was sacked twice. I thought the offensive line did a phenomenal job. They protected really well.Jimmy Graham, questionable with back spasms earlier in the week, had six catches for 113 yards, including an impressive 17-yard one-handed grab in the opening quarter, while giving the Jets (1-3) fits all game.Hes a bad, bad man, Wilson said. He can do anything. He can make any play, any catch. Hes a special player.Added Carroll: Hes just a monster out there.Wilson, who has also dealt with a sprained right ankle from the opener against Miami, went 10 of 11 for 191 yards and two TDs and a perfect 158.3 quarterback rating in the first half. He finished with minus-5 yards on five rushes for Seattle, which has a bye next weekend.Wilson helped Seattle, making the first of three East Coast trips this season, improve to 8-5 in its last 13 games with a 1 p.m. Eastern start time.Richard Sherman had two interceptions and Earl Thomas one as Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Jets couldnt get much going against the NFLs No. 1-ranked defense.Fitzpatrick, coming off a six-interception performance at Kansas City , was 23 of 41 for 261 yards, including a 17-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Marshall. The Jets were without receiver Eric Decker , whos week to week with a partially torn right rotator cuff.Weve beaten ourselves two weeks in a row, coach Todd Bowles said, and weve got to fix that.Marshall bristled a bit when asked if he thought the Jets need to evaluate the quarterback position.I am. Going down. In a boat. With Ryan Fitzpatrick, Marshall said, measuring his words. 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Wilson found Graham for 24 yards -- a catch challenged by the Jets but upheld by review -- and then connected with Paul Richardson for 27 yards to make it first-and-goal from the 6.On the next play, Wilson rolled to his right and lofted a pass to Christine Michael, who reached over the pylon to make it 24-10.FLUKEY FIRST TD: Rookie Charone Peake scored his first NFL touchdown when Fitzpatrick was sacked by Cliff Avril and fumbled, but the receiver picked up the ball and zipped 42 yards into the end zone with 2:15 left that made it 27-17.MEMORABLE GRAB: Tanner McEvoys first NFL catch was one for the trophy case as he was wide open downfield when Wilson hit him for a 42-yard touchdown that put the Seahawks up 14-3. McEvoy, a New Jersey native, was an undrafted free agent out of Wisconsin.QUICK IMPACT: C.J. Spiller, who signed with the Seahawks earlier in the week , made his first big play for Seattle with an 8-yard touchdown catch early in the second quarter. Spiller had worked out for the Jets before he signed with the Seahawks, and made New York pay for not signing him, giving Seattle a 7-3 lead.That was the cherry on top, Spiller said. Its been a crazy week.The drive was highlighted by a 27-yard catch by Graham and a 37-yard grab by Doug Baldwin, who held onto the ball despite taking a huge hit from Calvin Pryor, who was flagged for unnecessary roughness, putting the ball at the Jets 5.IFEDIS DEBUT: Seattle guard Germain Ifedi, the 31st overall pick in the draft, made his regular-season debut. Ifedi missed the first three games (ankle), but started at right guard after going through a full week of practice.INJURIES: Baldwin came out briefly early in the second quarter after taking the hit from Pryor. He returned later in the quarter. ... Bowles said Jets CB Darrelle Revis has a hamstring injury, although it was initially announced as a thigh injury. ... 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