Western Michigan Broncos Football Schedule in 2014
The college football season is in full swing and fans all across
the country live and die by the play of their favorite teams. In Kalamazoo, Michigan, the Western Michigan Broncos are currently
looking to make move in the Mid-American Conference and their fans know that there has never been a more exciting time for
the team. who is off to a hot start in the 2014 season. True to form, the Broncos' offense has been on fire in the early going,
racking up an average of 277 rushing yards per game. Freshman phenomena Jarvion Franklin is to thank for those impressive
numbers, as the new running back has scored an incredible 9 touchdowns and rushed for over 500 yards in the first three games
of the season. Head Coach P.J. Fleck is entering his second season at the helm of the program and he has already won more
games in this young season than he did in all of 2013. Looking at the Broncos remaining schedule, there are so many games
that are calling all Broncos fans down to Waldo Stadium.
On October 4, the Broncos will welcome the Toledo Rockets,
who are enjoying a nice start to their season as well. The Rockets can match the Broncos affinity for running the ball, as
they rush for 254 yards a game. Toledo also boasts a young star in sophomore running back Kareem Hunt, who is shredding defenses
the way that Jarvion Franklin is for the Broncos. Hunt has rushed for 527 yards and 7 touchdowns in the Rockets first four
games, including 3 scored against the mighty Missouri Tigers of the SEC. Though they did not win the game against the Tigers,
Hunt and the Rockets showed the most powerful conference in the world that the Mid-American Conference has head turning talent
The final home game on the Broncos schedule is one of the best match ups in the Mid-American Conference. The
Northern Illinois Huskies come to Kalamazoo on November 28, and bring with them them a ton of talent on both sides of the
football. Like the Broncos, the Huskies boast an incredible rushing attack, which averages 275 yards per game in this young
season. The Huskies are coming off two great seasons, where they played in the Orange Bowl in 2013 against the Florida State
Seminoles andthe Poinsettia Bowl in 2014. Their success has helped put the Mid-American Conference on the national stage in
recent years. This game should be an exciting one, as the fate of the conference may hang in its balance.
Michigan Broncos Football Conference
The Mid-American Conference, or MAC, has been wowing sports fans in the Great
Lakes region since 1946. Though the roster of schools has changed over the years from programs like Butler University, University
of Cincinnati and Marshall University to the current bunch that includes the University of Massachusetts, Ball State University,
Kent State University, Northern Illinois University and Miami University. This powerful group of schools has sent many incredible
football players on to the NFL, especially at the quarterback position. Players like Daunte Culpepper, Ben Rothlisberger,
Byron Leftwich, Chad Pennington and Charlie Batch all started their successful professional careers in the MAC. In 2014, you'll
want to keep your attention on one of the hottest college football conferences in the country.
Broncos Fan Experience
A game day in the life of Waldo Stadium in Kalamazoo, Michigan is one that any college football
should not miss. 30,000 screaming fans clad in brown and gold take to the stadium every time the Broncos play a home game
in Kalamazoo and the atmosphere is nothing short of electric. The stands are full of students, alumni and members of the community
all united in the common goal of cheering their beloved Broncos on to a win. The stakes are high in the Mid-American Conference
and the fans know that they are in a unique position to help their team win a game. The Broncos have many time honored traditions
on game day including spending time with Buster Bronco to singing the school fight song. If you are looking to see some of
the finest college football play in the country, then a visit to Kalamazoo needs to be on your sporting bucket list. Beginning
last season, the school added a DJ to the game day lineup, one of only four schools in the country to feature a DJ, and the
crowd will be fired up throughout the game with hot music selections. Also added, was a fog horn before the game, that will
complement the Row The Boat tradition at Western Michigan. Home games at Waldo Stadium will now be a lot more exciting in
the stands, as music will reign down constantly, keeping the tempo upbeat and intense from opening kickoff to the final whistle.
Western Michigan Broncos Football Rivalries
Though many college football fans across the country would bet that
the sport's most intense rivalry in the state of Michigan included the Wolverines from Ann Arbor and their hated rivals in
Columbus, Ohio, or their green friends in East Lansing, they might be surprised to know that there is another one just as
brutal existing in between the confines of the state lines in the Mid-American Conference. The rivalry between the Western
Michigan Broncos and the Central Michigan Chippewas dates back to 1907, including annual meetings since 1943. Western Michigan
currently leads the all time series, but over the last few decades, the series has been pretty even. The two schools, who
are in close proximity to each other, compete for the Victory Cannon, the trophy that was created in 2008, to be held by the
winner, along with bragging rights for the whole year. These two teams travel well for this rivalry game, so the competition
on the field is mirrored in the stands, as both fanbases cheer their squads on with unrivaled intensity.
Michigan Broncos Football Trivia
The Broncos being the mascot of Western Michigan University is relatively new. What
was the previous mascot of the university?
Before they were the Broncos, they were the Hilltoppers, but the name was
changed because the school felt that "Hilltoppers" was too common.