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WMU head coach Tim Lester talks taking the Victory Cannon, Toledo Rockets weekday game

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WMU head coach Tim Lester talks taking the Victory Cannon, Toledo Rockets weekday game. (WWMT)

The Western Michigan University Broncos Football team is bowl eligible and Head Coach Tim Lester stopped by Newschannel 3 to have his Wednesday conversation with Andy Pepper.

WMU beating up archrival Central Michigan University on what was a glorious fall day in Mt. Pleasant. Not a cloud in the sky and temperatures in the low 60's.

Lester talked a bit about his decision to take the air out the football and use the ground game during the Battle for the Cannon.

Levante Bellamy with 145 yards on Saturday, the junior now seventh in the country in rushing yards.

On to WMU defense. Alex Grace, who basically re-wrote the MHSAA record book as a running back, with a team high tackles and his first career interceptions during the Broncos 35-10 win over the Chippewas.

Justin Tranquill also with his first career interception on Saturday.

Lester won his first game in Mt. Pleasant as a player or a coach, as the Broncos claimed both the Victory Cannon and the Michigan MAC trophy with Saturday's win. Considering what happened last year in Waldo Stadium, Lester talked about his feeling with the win.

The Broncos last four regular season games will be mid-week games. Two Thursday games, followed by a pair of Tuesday games.

The Broncos will host the Toledo Rockets 7 p.m. Thursday at Waldo Stadium.

The Rockets on a rare two-game MAC losing streak, a two-point loss at Eastern Michigan University and a 14-point home loss to 7-1 Buffalo Bulls.

Lester talked about the Toledo Rockets.

WMU announced on Wednesday that there will be two more games with Michigan State University.

The Broncos will open the 2022 and 2025 seasons in East Lansing against the Spartans.

Unfortunately, MSU staying put with no plans to return to Waldo Stadium.