WMU Broncos on a Roll!
Some people were scratching their heads going into this Bronco football season, as the Broncos had scheduled non-conference games with top-10 ranked Ohio State and Michigan State, and a very tough Georgia Southern team. They got their butts kicked, but I said at the time that this could be a very good thing.
Obviously, hosting MSU and filling Waldo Stadium was great for the local economy. Playing high profile teams like OSU put the Broncos in the national spotlight.
But here what I thought. After playing their guts out against these tough opponents, a Bronco team picked to finish 3rd in their conference could find themselves hitting on cylinders by the time the MAC conference games finally started in week 5.
The WMU Broncos had a school-record 711 yards of offense in a 54-7 win over Ball State. With the win, WMU became bowl eligible for the second consecutive season and improved to 5-0 in MAC play for the first time since 2000. Corey Davis sparked the WMU offense in the first half as he caught seven passes for 163 yards and a career-high three touchdowns in the first half. Zach Terrell finished 16-for-22 for 324 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions. He completed 12 consecutive passes at one point in the first half. The Broncos rushed for 358 yards and were led by Jamauri Bogan with 171 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries. Western Michigan (6-3) has scored at least 35 points in five consecutive games for the first time in program history.
WMU still has work to do. They host undefeated Bowling Green next Wednesday,and play on the road at 4-1 Northern Illinois the following Wednesday and finish November 27th at Toledo.