CLEVELAND, Ohio — Undefeated and nationally-ranked Western Michigan (10-zero, No 14 AP Poll) and the Mid-American Convention is prepping for its closeup this week. For Saturday’s live broadcast, ESPN’s University GameDay will carry its display to the WMU campus in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The Saturday morning University Soccer preview display is almost solely at one of the electricity league Soccer applications. This will be simplest the second time GameDay has visited a MAC faculty, primarily in 2003 at Bowling Inexperienced. IN THAT GAME, unranked BG defeated No. 12 Northern Illinois, 34-18. The common thread between that sport and WMU head teacher P.J. Fleck stuck a touchdown in that sport as a huge receiver for NIU.
The display airs from nine a.m. To midday, Saturday on ESPN, it features former Ohio Kingdom quarterback Kirk Herbstreit, former Michigan Heisman Trophy winner (and Cleveland local) Desmond Howard, and former Indiana educate Lee Corso.
Elton Alexander discusses upcoming MAC games: Western Michigan, KSU, and Bowling.
With a few marquee Top 25 video games every week, the Broncos and bruising tailback Jarvion Franklin will host Buffalo (2-8, 1 five) in a 3:30 p.m. Saturday recreation ESPNU. WMU joins No. 1 Alabama as the most effective undefeated group in the main College Football ranks. Fleck has the Broncos on course to grow to be the primary MAC crew to go
undefeated within the regular season because then-No. 12 Ball State finished the normal season 12-zero in 2008 before dropping to Buffalo in the MAC Championship recreation. The ultimate MAC team to go undefeated and win a MAC Championship was Marshall (thirteen-0) in 1999. Miami came near in 2003 while the RedHawks completed 13-1. Each Marshall and Miami finished the season ranked No. 10 within the kingdom. The Broncos are tracking to try this and greater.
WMU can be 12-zero in a MAC title sport with two more victories against the MAC East Division winner. Should the Broncos remain undefeated, they’ll play in a New Year’s Day sport, the Cotton Bowl, worth a $6 million payday to the MAC. That has no longer happened because, in 2012, Nort, Illinois won the MAC Championship and was superior to the Orange Bowl. That game marked the first time two nationally-ranked MAC teams (No. 17 Kent Nation, No. 21 NIU) played for a MAC identity.