KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – Newschannel 3 Sports Director Andy Pepper talked with Wester Michigan University Head Football Coach Tim Lester about several topics including the devastating loss against arch-rival Central Michigan University.
Western battled arch-rival CMU in the 10th annual Battle for the Cannon. The Broncos playing yet another game in a miserable steady rain. Western with a 14-point lead with just over 9 minutes to go, but the Chips roared back with 21 unanswered to win the ballgame.
Pepper asked Lester how tough was that loss?
The broncos not only losing the Cannon, but almost assuredly losing a chance to win the MAC West, how did the players handle that double whammy?
Freshman quarterback Reece Goddard making his first career start against the chips.
Reece just 6-18, for 42 yards. Lester talked about how hard it is to evaluate Goddard considering the miserable conditions.
Somewhat lost in Wednesday’s loss was the fact that Javion Franklin broke the school record for career touchdowns set just last year by Corey Davis. Lester talked a bit about what kind of player Jarvion is and also what kind of person.
The Broncos home Wednesday night against Kent State and Western will be rocking fantastic helmets for Salute to Heroes Night. The familiar WMU ghost logo getting a red, white, and blue makeover.
Lester talked about the special helmets.
Lester talked about the matchup with 2-7 Kent State. The Broncos need one more win to become bowl eligible and they are not mathematically eliminated yet in the MAC West.
The Broncos have lost roughly 15 players to season ending injuries and Lester talked about how the injuries are impacting the team.