Posted: 11/23/2011 10:40:33 PM
Originally Posted by playercard2007
W. Michigan is already bowl eligible. They will win the game but not by 28.
west michigan 35
Reasons why they wont cover the 28:
w. mich qb might not play and if he play, he wont be an effective passer as he been this year. Besides, one good hit on his throwing shoulder and he will be even less effective in the passing game
possible weather problem (rain).
w. mich dont want to have any more possible injuries before playing in a bowl game, so they will play just enough to win by three TDs instead of four.
akron head coach's mother passed away last night but will coach the game
arkon has some broad material from w. mich linebacker to motivate them enough to cover the 28 and give them to start 2012 on a good note.
I'm sorry playercard you were right.....I was wrong...just read this...W Mich is bowl eligible but 6 wins doesn't guar a bowl game...seems they have to win big vs Akron & get their 7th to have a shot at a bowl
Western Michigan is sitting in a precarious
position going into the final game of the regular season Friday at home
The Broncos are bowl-eligible with a 6-5
record, but there's no guarantee six wins would give them a spot in a
bowl game. Certainly a convincing win at home against Akron would
enhance the Broncos' position.
"It's extremely important," Broncos defensive
tackle Drew Nowak said of claiming a victory in the finale. "We need to
handily beat them -- offense, defense and special teams. We need to come
out with a team effort and show we deserve a chance at a bowl
The Broncos at midseason looked like a
certainty for a bowl game. Their play at that point made them look like
one of the top teams in the Mid-American Conference.
But Western Michigan hasn't played nearly as
well in the second half of the season, and its stock has slipped.
Another win would certainly spruce up their resume.
--Western Michigan's running game has been
hit-and-miss this year. The attack was mostly swing-and-miss Nov. 16
against Miami. The Broncos rushed for just 42 yards on 23 carries, a
paltry 1.8-yard average per carry.
--LB Woody Legrier, DT Drew Nowak and rover
Johnnie Simon all registered career-highs in sacks against the RedHawks.
They combined to make five sacks.
SERIES HISTORY: Western Michigan leads 12-4 (Western Michigan won 56-10 last year).