KALAMAZOO, Mich.—A week after making its first-ever appearance in the AP top-25 poll, the Western Michigan University football team, led by head coach P.J. Fleck, beat the Akron Zips 41-0 and was rewarded with a four-point increase in the AP standings.
Now ranked at No. 20 in the nation by the AP, the Broncos are 7-0 and one of 11 teams in the nation to be undefeated. Also ranked at No. 20 by the USA Today Amway Coaches Poll, the Broncos are bowl-eligible and have a realistic chance of being among teams playing in New Year's bowl games.
The Broncos' next game is against Eastern Michigan in a home match set for 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22. A win in that game will move the Broncos to 8-0 and match the best start in program history. Other remaining games on the schedules are against Ball State, Kent State, Buffalo and Toledo.
- Saturday, Oct. 22, 3:30 p.m., home at Waldo Stadium versus Eastern Michigan
- Tuesday, Nov. 1, 8 p.m. away at Ball State
- Tuesday, Nov. 8, 7:30 p.m., away at Kent State
- Saturday, Nov. 19, time to be announced, home at Waldo Stadium versus Buffalo
- Friday, Nov. 25, time to be announced, home at Waldo Stadium versus Toledo
For more information on WMU football, visit wmubroncos.com.
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