2016 ScheduleAll times ET

2016 Schedule
8-5, 1st in MAC - East
ESPN Stats & Info

Rittenberg picks Troy over Ohio

Troy and offensive wizard Neal Brown have the edge at quarterback with Brandon Silvers. Adam Rittenberg predicts the Trojans will rally to win in the fourth quarter. Bowl predictions

Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

Favorites won 6 of the 8 major conference title games, but the ViewFromVegas is underdogs were 5-3 ATS. Temple (AAC) and Penn State (Big 10) pulled the outright upsets while Ohio (MAC), Wyoming (Mountain West) and Virginia Tech (ACC) also covered in losses.

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Fleck adamant Western Michigan is going to Cotton Bowl (0:39)
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Fleck crowd-surfs after Western Michigan's win (0:15)
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Western Michigan holds on to win MAC title (2:15)

Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

Western Michigan LB Robert Spillane sealed the Broncos' win with an interception. He says he won't be letting go of that ball anytime soon.

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Breaking down Western Michigan's 29-23 win over Ohio in the MAC Championship Game (2:36)
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Western Michigan given the MAC Championship Trophy (0:50)
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Interception seals MAC title for Broncos

Junior LB Robert Spillane intercepts Greg Windham's pass into traffic on Ohio's final drive to seal undefeated No. 17 Western Michigan's 29-23 win in the MAC championship game.

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Western Michigan head coach P.J. Fleck on winning the MAC Championship Game (1:42)

Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

Western Michigan hangs on against Ohio, 29-23, to move to 13-0 and win its first MAC title since 1988. Will it be enough to get them to the Cotton Bowl? Navy can rock that boat tomorrow afternoon.

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Late interception wins Western Michigan the MAC title (1:14)
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Ohio regains possession with INT

Freshman CB Kylan Nelson dives to intercept Zach Terrell's overthrown pass early in the fourth quarter. The Bobcats trail No. 17 Western Michigan 26-20 in the MAC championship game.

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Ohio pulls within 26-20 of W. Michigan

Papi White makes a leaping catch of a Greg Windham pass behind single coverage for a 31-yard touchdown late in the third quarter.

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Interception sets up Ohio TD

Bradd Ellis picks off a tipped pass by Zach Terrell and returns it 32 yards to set up Jordan Reid's second TD catch of the game. The Bobcats miss the PAT kick and trail Western Michigan 23-13 early in the third quarter.

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Ohio head coach Frank Solich discusses improvement needed for 2nd half (0:39)
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Western Michigan head coach P.J. Fleck pleased with team's late 1st half score (0:37)
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Broncos score in closing seconds of half

Zach Terrell hits Carrington Thompson near the sideline in the end zone for an 8-yard touchdown with 36 seconds left in the half. No. 17 Western Michigan leads Ohio 23-7 at halftime.

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Davis displays speed on long touchdown

Western Michigan's Corey Davis catches a play-action pass over the middle from Zach Terrell and outruns defenders for a 70-yard touchdown, the team's longest play from scrimmage this season. The Broncos lead Ohio 16-7 in the second quarter.

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White's reception sets up Bobcats TD

Greg Windham connects with Papi White for a 67-yard pass before finding Jordan Reid for an 8-yard TD on third-and-goal to pull Ohio within 9-7 of No. 17 Western Michigan in the second quarter.

Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

A quarterback chance for Ohio works wonders for the offense. Senior Greg Windham gets his first drive of the game and goes 2-for-3 for 75 yards and a touchdown. Bobcats close the gap to 9-7.

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Broncos recover another fumble

Giovanni Ricci pounces on a ball fumbled by Ohio's Kyle Belack during a kickoff return in the first quarter following a hit by Trevor Sweeney. Western Michigan settled for a 27-yard field goal to lead 6-0.

Team Stats

Passing Yards217.879th
Rushing Yards174.867th
Points For26.582nd
Points Against22.226th