What You Need To Know About The Western Michigan Offense
– The passing game is going to be more than fine. There was going to be a drop-off no matter what after losing QB Zach Terrell and WR Corey Davis, but the WMU attack fell off the map, finishing 114th in the nation averaging just 165 yards per game. However, QB Jon Wassink is back after suffering a broken collarbone, and the receiving corps is getting an infusion of talent.
– The Broncos already have receiver veterans in place with D’Wayne Eskridge and Keishawn Watson two good ones who’ll improve with a healthy Wassink throwing to them. Throw in Michigan transfer Drake Harris and a rising playmaker in Tyron Arnett, and the Broncos will look and play better.
– Once everyone is healthy in the running back corps, look out. The O line loses star OT Chukwuma Okorafor, but C John Keenoy and OG Luke Juriga are among the best linemen in the conference. Four starters are back up front for Jarvion Franklin and LeVante Bellamy back. But they have to be healthy again.
Biggest Key To The Western Michigan Offense
Wassink’s health. The Broncos were 5-3 – with two of the losses to USC and Michigan State – when Wassink was under center. He got knocked out, and they went 1-3 in the key November stretch. Backup Reece Goddard – who struggled at throwing the forward pass – transferred, and there’s a whole lot of uncertainty behind Wassink.