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7-0, 1st in MAC - West

Will Broncos help ring in the New Year?

No. 20 Western Michigan's wins at Northwestern and Illinois will help separate the Broncos in their pursuit of a New Year's Six bowl. The selection committee's highest-ranked Group of 5 champ will get a major bowl bid. Group of 5 watch

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2dAdam Rittenberg

Coaches hand out midseason honors

Which coaches are doing the best job? Which teams are for real? Who is the best player? We asked coaches from across the country their takes, and there are some surprising answers.

Matt Fortuna ESPN Staff Writer 

Western Michigan QB Zach Terrell gave this photo to coach P.J. Fleck after the Broncos' 21-point comeback win over Ball State in 2014, a game Fleck defines as a program-changer. WMU won 6 straight games after that, and Fleck keeps the framed picture in his office.

Matt Fortuna ESPN Staff Writer 

"Row the Boat," "The How," and many other phrases from Western Michigan don't just come out of thin air. Coach P.J. Fleck has tutored his players in "Bronconese," which has its own dictionary on his office desk.

Matt Fortuna ESPN Staff Writer 

And in case you thought the "HOW" wasn't taken seriously here, Western Michigan has worked that theme into a number of different t-shirts.

Matt Fortuna ESPN Staff Writer 

Western Michigan senior DE Keion Adams sports a "HOWgion of Boom" t-shirt, as the "HOW" is a constant theme for the Broncos under fourth-year coach P.J. Fleck. Adams has been a catalyst for the Broncos' turnaround on defense this year, as the North Carolina native is 15th nationally in tackles for loss.

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State of Michigan hub of college football

Western Michigan, Central Michigan and Eastern Michigan will all go bowling, predicts Mark Schlabach. What Michigan school won't? Second-half predictions

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Vote Fleck for top coach on the rise

Western Michigan coach P.J. Fleck has been nominated for top coach on the rise in our midseason awards. Broncos fans, let your voices be heard. Vote now!

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4dMackenzie Kraemer

How Vegas handicappers rank top 25 CFB teams

Alabama and Ohio State are the clear two best teams in college football right now, but how do our handicappers rank the other teams in the top 25?

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From the Ridonculous Stats Department

Broncos running back Jarvion Franklin rushed for 281 yards vs. Akron, the second most in an FBS game this season. Flipping the field

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Broncos still alive in playoff hunt

The Western Michigan Broncos and the Boise State Broncos are the last of the unbeaten Group of 5 teams, and both have two Power 5 victories. WMU (7-0) didn't commit its first turnover of the season until last Saturday. Maisel: Notes to know

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Broncos continue to climb rankings

Western Michigan, with two Big Ten road wins, is dominating its MAC opponents, blanking Akron 41-0 on the road Saturday. The Broncos finally committed a turnover, but Jarvion Franklin set the single-game team rushing record with 281 yards. Week 7 Power Rankings

Team Stats

Passing Yards228.172nd
Rushing Yards265.610th
Points For44.37th
Points Against17.6Tied-13th