Western Michigan Broncos College Football Preview 2021: What Will Happen, Season Prediction
Really? The fantastic 2016 13-1 season under PJ Fleck was Western Michigan’s only MAC Championship since 1988 and only the second outright title since 1929?
The program has been solid ever since Fleck pulled it out of the nosedive of a 1-11 2013 campaign, but along with the championship issue, the 2015 Bahamas Bowl over Middle Tennessee has been the lone victory in ten attempts.
Western Michigan has become a master of doing just about everything but winning the biggest games on its slate. This year might just change that.
The 2020 offense was fantastic, and now it gets almost everyone back.
The defense struggled to to keep teams from scoring, but it has the parts and the talent to be a whole lot better with ten starters expected to return.
And now it’s up to head coach Tim Lester to do something big with all of this.
Set The Western Michigan Broncos Regular Season Win Total At … 8
Western Michigan is 24-20 since he took over with no losing seasons and two bowl appearances – both losses – and it would’ve been a third had the team wanted to go last year.
But there’s too much talent, too much experience, and too many good things in place for this year’s team to not get back over that MAC Championship hump.
Missing Bowling Green is a bad break, but not playing Ohio and Miami University from the East is a plus. The tough dates against Ball State, Kent State and Central Michigan are at home, but going on the road to deal with Toledo and Buffalo might be make-or-break moments.
Western Michigan needs to be better than worrying about a road trip to Amherst, New York.
The program has been good enough to build to this point, and now it’s all there to come up with a terrific year. It might not be 2016-special, but winning a MAC title would be good enough.