Who’s PlayingCentral Michigan Chippewas @ Western Michigan Broncos
Current Records: Central Michigan 5-4, Western Michigan 3-6
How To WatchWhen: Tuesday, November 7, 2023 at 7 p.m. ETWhere: Waldo Stadium — Kalamazoo, MichiganTV: ESPN UniversityOnline streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)Follow: CBS Sports AppWhat to Know The Central Michigan Chippewas and the Western Michigan Broncos are set to square off in a Mid American West battle at 7:00 p.m. ET on November 7th at Waldo Stadium. Western Michigan is favored, but seeing as the odds didn’t stop Central Michigan in their last game, maybe the team has another upset up their sleeve.
Last Tuesday, Central Michigan didn’t have too much breathing room in their matchup against Northern Illinois, but they still walked away with a 37-31 victory. Central Michigan pushed the score to 37-17 by the end of the third, a deficit Northern Illinois cut but never quite recovered from.
Central Michigan can attribute much of their success to Jase Bauer, who rushed for 106 yards and two touchdowns, and Marion Lukes, who rushed for 202 yards and a touchdown while picking up 9.6 yards per carry.
Western Michigan can finally bid farewell to their three-game losing streak thanks to their game last Saturday. They put the hurt on Eastern Michigan with a sharp 45-21 victory. The oddsmakers were on Western Michigan’s side, but they didn’t give the team enough credit as the margin was unexpectedly wide.
Jalen Buckley was the offensive standout of the contest as he rushed for 138 yards and two touchdowns.
Another reason for the win was Western Michigan’s imposing defense, which managed to get into the backfield for four sacks. Eastern Michigan’s QB won’t forget Marshawn Kneeland anytime soon given Kneeland sacked him four times.
Central Michigan’s win was their fourth straight at home, bumping their overall record up to 5-4. As for Western Michigan, their win bumped their record up to 3-6.
Central Michigan couldn’t quite finish off Western Michigan when the teams last played back in November of 2022 and fell 12-10. Thankfully for Central Michigan, Sean Tyler (who rushed for 177 yards and a touchdown) won’t be suiting up this time. Will that be enough to change the final result? There’s only one way to find out.
Series HistoryWestern Michigan has won 6 out of their last 8 games against Central Michigan.
Nov 16, 2022 – Western Michigan 12 vs. Central Michigan 10Nov 03, 2021 – Central Michigan 42 vs. Western Michigan 30Nov 18, 2020 – Western Michigan 52 vs. Central Michigan 44Sep 28, 2019 – Western Michigan 31 vs. Central Michigan 15Oct 20, 2018 – Western Michigan 35 vs. Central Michigan 10Nov 01, 2017 – Central Michigan 35 vs. Western Michigan 28Oct 01, 2016 – Western Michigan 49 vs. Central Michigan 10Oct 10, 2015 – Western Michigan 41 vs. Central Michigan 39