Broncos announce 2004 football schedule
April 15, 2004
KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University's football schedule for the 2004 season features six teams that were either ranked in the top 25 nationally or received votes in both major polls last season.
The Broncos embark on an 11-game schedule with Tennessee-Martin on CommUniverCity Night, Thursday, Sept. 2, at Waldo Stadium. WMU then completes its three-game series against Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Sept. 11, followed by a trip to the University of Illinois, Sept. 18.
Coach Gary Darnell's squad begins Mid-American Conference action Sept. 25 at Ball State. Following a bye week, the Broncos host Toledo, Eastern Michigan and Northern Illinois on consecutive weekends before facing arch-rival Central Michigan, Oct. 30, in Mount Pleasant.
WMU closes its campaign with a tough, three-game stretch against Bowling Green on the road, Miami at home and at Marshall for the Herd's final contest as a member of the MAC. Miami will visit Kalamazoo for the first time since 1993 in the battle for the Peace Pipe trophy.
This year's MAC Championship Game will be played at the home field of the East Division champion Thursday, Dec. 2.
2004 WMU Football Schedule
Sept. 2 Tennessee-Martin (CommUniverCity), 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11 at Virginia Tech, time TBA Sept. 18 at Illinois, time TBA Sept. 25 at Ball State, time TBA Oct. 9 Toledo (Southwest Fest), 6 p.m. Oct. 16 Eastern Michigan (Homecoming), 2 p.m. Oct. 23 Northern Illinois (Education Day), 2 p.m. Oct. 30 at Central Michigan, 1 p.m. Nov. 6 at Bowling Green, time TBA Nov. 13 Miami (Seniors Day/Hall of Fame) 2 p.m. Nov. 20 at Marshall, 4:30 p.m.
All schedules are subject to change. All dates are Saturdays except Thursday, Sept. 2.
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