Brunner outdueled Broncos quarterback Tim Hiller, who set a school record and a Kelly/Shorts Stadium record with 471 yards passing. Hiller was 38-for-53 with two touchdowns.
Central Michigan (5-2, 4-0 Mid-American Conference) and Western Michigan (6-2, 4-1) combined for 1,044 yards of offense.
Brunner started in place of 2007 MAC Player of the Year Dan LeFevour, who was a late scratch because of an ankle injury suffered last weekend against Temple. Brunner came on in the second quarter of that game and led the Chippewas to a 24-14 victory.
Brandon West carried 18 times for 53 yards and two touchdowns for Western, while Brown finished with 10 catches for 113 yards.
GA Southern cashes in on spectacular one-handed TD grab, 2-point conversion
Georgia Southern's Khaleb Hood snags a 28-yard touchdown pass from Shai Werts in the end zone with one hand. Then Werts escapes a sack to pass to Darion Anderson for the two-point conversion to take the lead with under a minute left.
Ragas waltzes through the defense for Louisiana TD
Louisiana right guard O'Cyrus Torrence's blocking opens up a lane for Trey Ragas who rushes for the 10-yard touchdown.
How did Iowa St get this unlikely INT?
Max Duggan's pass slips out of a receiver's hands and Iowa State's Mike Rose dives to scoop it up.
COVID-19 test results that triggered Georgia State-Charlotte postponement read incorrectly
Georgia State said a "human error" caused the incorrect reading of COVID-19 test results that resulted in Saturday's postponement.
Big Ten and Pac-12 return to most unusual college football poll
No. 6 Ohio State, No. 10 Penn State and No. 14 Oregon returned to The Associated Press college football poll on Sunday, weeks before they start playing, creating a Top 25 as unusual as this season.
Who has the best chance to make the 2021 College Football Playoff?
Here's what the Allstate Playoff Predictor has to say about the CFP chase after the first three weeks of action.