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. ESPN’s University GameDay will carry its display to the WMU campus in Kalamazoo, Michigan for Saturday’s live broadcast.
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, the primary in 2003 at Bowling Inexperienced. Unranked BG defeated No. 12 Northern Illinois, 34-18, in that game. The common thread between that sport and this one is WMU head teach 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 and features former Ohio Kingdom quarterback Kirk Herbstreit, former Michigan Heisman Trophy winner (and Cleveland local) Desmond Howard and former Indiana educate Lee Corso, amongst others.
Elton Alexander talks approximately upcoming MAC games: Western Michigan, KSU, Bowling Green, Toledo
In every week with pretty few marquee Top 25 video games, the Broncos and bruising tailback Jarvion Franklin will host Buffalo (2-8, 1-five) in a 3:30 p.M. Saturday recreation on ESPNU. WMU joins No. 1 Alabama as the most effective undefeated groups in 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 considering the fact that 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 completed the season ranked No. 10 within the kingdom.
The Broncos are tracking to try this and greater. With two more victories, WMU can be 12-zero going into a MAC title sport against the MAC East Division winner. Should the Broncos remain undefeated, they’ll play in a new Yr’s Day bowl sport, the Cotton Bowl, really worth a $6 million payday to the MAC.
That has no longer happened on the grounds that 2012 when Northern Illinois won the MAC Championship and 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 identify.