Broncos increase bowl chances with win over MAC West champion Huskies

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Broncos increase bowl chances with win over MAC West champion Huskies. (WWMT/Luke Edwards)

Western Michigan University football head coach Tim Lester received more than his share of criticism for his decision to go for two in the first overtime of last Tuesday's loss to Ball State.

While that controversial move failed, the decision Lester made the very next day has completely changed the complexion of the Broncos season.

Lester letting defensive coordinator Tim Daoust go before then handing the keys over to defensive line coach and now interim defensive coordinator Lou Esposito.

The Broncos, who had allowed 152 points in their last three games, holding MAC West champs Northern Illinois to just 14 points. WMU blitzing, blitzing, and then blitzing some more against the Huskies. The Broncos with 4 sacks and 10 tackles for loss.

The Broncos not only ended their ugly three-game skid, but also solidifying their chances of securing a bowl bid with Tuesday’s much needed seventh win of the season.

Some of the potential bowl destinations for the WMU football team include:

  • The Camellia Bowl in Montgomery, Alabama.
  • The Dollar General Bowl in Mobile, Alabama.
  • The Frisco Bowl in Texas.
  • The Famous Idaho Potato Bowl in Boise.
  • The Bahamas Bowl in Nassau.

The MAC also has secondary tie-ins with the Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit, and the Boca Raton Bowl in Boca Raton, Florida.