Western Michigan and Michigan meet in Ann Arbor this weekend. Here is all you need to know to watch.
A battle between two Michigan schools will take place on Saturday morning when the Western Michigan Broncos travel to The Big House to take on the Michigan Wolverines. Both teams lost their openers and will be looking to even their records.
The Broncos are coming off a 55-42 home loss to Syracuse as head coach Tim Lester’s second season is off to a rough start. Despite accumulating 621 total yards, the defense could not slow down the Orangemen’s rushing attack.
Quarterback, yes their starting quarterback, Eric Dungey ran for 200 yards on 13 carries and had one touchdown. Moe Neal and Dontae Strickland also contributed with two touchdowns each. Dungey also put up 184 passing yards and threw two touchdowns. For a team that surrendered over 600 yards in their first game, Western Michigan’s defense needs to regroup in a major way.
Jim Harbaugh’s seat got a lot warmer this past weekend. Facing Notre Dame on Saturday night in South Bend, Michigan lost their 17th straight road game against an AP-ranked opponent. The Wolverines are also 9-9 over their last 18 games after Harbaugh started 19-3.
For a coach who is feeling the pressure to improve this season, the talks have already begun about Harbaugh’s future. A win this week against Western Michigan might not calm down the fanbase a lot but would certainly give the Wolverines confidence moving forward with conference play looming.
Fans can catch this game on FOX Sports 1 or stream it on the FOX Sports Go app with a TV provider login. Alternatively, this game can also be streamed on Fubo TV but fans will need to sign up for a paid subscription after a seven-day trial.
Details for Saturday’s Michigan-Western Michigan game
- Date: Saturday, Sept. 8
- Start time: 12 p.m. ET
- Location: Ann Arbor, MI
- Stadium: Michigan Stadium
- Spread: Michigan -27.5
- TV info: FS1
- Live Stream: FOX Sports Go, FuboTV
For an early afternoon game, this one could be the most compelling. Western Michigan’s offense is a force to be reckoned with and who knows what memorable quotes Harbaugh will give us next.