Western Michigan University moves to 13-0 with 29-23 win over Ohio University

Broncos win game in front of record crowd of 45,615 at Ford Field in MAC Championship

Posted In: Sports, Local Sports, National Sports,   By: Thomas Baird

03rd December, 2016     0

The Western Michigan University Broncos completed the first part of the 2016 season with a perfect 13-0 record after winning the MAC Championship Game last night.   The Broncos hung on to defeat the Ohio University Bobcats 29-23 at Ford Field in front of a record crowd for a Mid American Conference Championship game.   45,615 fans took in a great game between the two MAC schools which saw the Broncos finish with a 13-0 record.   Only one of two teams in NCAA Division I College Football season still with a undefeated season.  

The game actually turned out to be one of field goals for the WMU faithful with Butch Hampton kicking a record 5 field goals in the game.   Hampton started out the game with 3 field goals and finished with two more to end the game for the Broncos.   Western quarterback Zach Terrell would have another fine game and hooked up with record setting teammate Corey Davis for a 70 yard touchdown pass.   Just when the Ohio faithful thought they were back in the game the Broncos pair connected on a NCAA record setting 52nd touchdown pass between the two.  

It was loud inside Ford Field with much of the 45,000 plus wearing the Broncos colors and supporting their team on the this record night.   Western Michigan now has to wait a couple more days to see where they will end up for a bowl game.  Most likely the projections are leaning towards a game in Dallas at the Cotton Bowl at A&TT Stadium.   Western Michigan could provide College Football with an interesting situation if they would win their Bowl Game and the only other undefeated team would lose.   Alabama plays today in the SEC Championship Game against Florida and then most likely two more game in the BCS playoffs.   So they still have probably 3 games left.  Wouldn't it get interesting if the MAC Champion would be the only undefeated College Football Division I team left.   Who would be the National Champions?


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