The Western Michigan Broncos (3-6) and the Central Michigan Chippewas (5-4) clash to try to take home the Victory Cannon on Tuesday, November 7, 2023 at Waldo Stadium. The Broncos are 3-point favorites. The contest’s point total is set at 58.
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Broncos vs. Chippewas Game Info
- Date: Tuesday, November 7, 2023
- Time: 7:00 PM ET
- Channel: ESPNU
- Livestream: Stream NCAA football on Fubo and ESPN+
- City: Kalamazoo, Michigan
- Venue: Waldo Stadium
- The Broncos are averaging 381.2 yards per game on offense, which ranks them 74th in the FBS. On defense, they rank 91st, surrendering 396.3 yards per contest.
- With 32.8 points allowed per game on defense, which ranks 17th-worst in the FBS, the Broncos have been forced to rely on their 77th-ranked offense (26.2 points per contest) to keep them competitive.
- Despite having a bottom-25 pass defense that ranks 22nd-worst in the FBS (253.7 passing yards allowed per game), Western Michigan has played better offensively, ranking 87th in the FBS by averaging 210.7 passing yards per game.
- The Broncos rank 46th in run offense (170.6 rushing yards per game) and 62nd in run defense (142.7 rushing yards allowed per game) this year.
- Western Michigan sports the 100th-ranked third-down offense this season (35.8% third-down conversion rate), but has been worse defensively, ranking 25th-worst with a 43.7% third-down percentage allowed.
- The Broncos rank 58th in college football with a +1 turnover margin after forcing 10 turnovers (67th in the FBS) and committing nine (46th in the FBS).
- With 340.3 total yards per game on offense, Central Michigan ranks 100th in the FBS in 2023. Defensively, it ranks 97th, allowing 407.4 total yards per contest.
- With 23.7 points per game on the offensive side of the ball, Central Michigan ranks 90th in the FBS. Defensively, it ranks 104th, surrendering 29.9 points per game.
- The Chippewas have plenty of room to get better in the passing game, as they rank 21st-worst in passing yards per game (180.3) this season and 19th-worst in passing yards surrendered per game (256.4).
- Central Michigan is generating 160.0 rushing yards per contest on offense this season (68th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is giving up 151.0 rushing yards per game (76th-ranked) on defense.
- The Chippewas’ third-down offense has been a bottom-25 unit this season, registering a 33.6% third-down percentage, which ranks 25th-worst in the FBS. On the defensive side of the ball, they rank 46th with a 36.3% third-down rate ceded.
- Central Michigan has recorded five forced turnovers (124th in the FBS) and committed nine turnovers (46th in the FBS) this season for a -4 turnover margin that ranks 101st in the FBS.
- Jalen Buckley has put up 769 rushing yards with seven touchdowns (96.1 yards per game through eight games). His 5.5 yards per attempt rank 87th in college football.
- Buckley has been targeted zero times in the passing game and has 13 catches (1.6 per game) for 129 yards (16.1 per game) and zero TDs.
- Zahir Abdus-Salaam averages 3.7 yards per carry (291st in the FBS) and 41.7 yards per game, and has 375 total rushing yards. He has scored five rushing TDs this season.
- Hayden Wolff has 867 passing yards, five touchdowns and two interceptions this year. He has completed 66.7% of his passes, averaging 173.4 yards per game and 6.6 per attempt.
- He has added 47 rushing yards (9.4 per game) and two touchdowns on the ground.
- Jase Bauer is averaging 6.3 passing yards per attempt (135th in the FBS) and 148.6 yards per game this year, completing 58.2% of his passes on the way to 1,337 total yards, six touchdowns and six interceptions through nine games.
- He’s added 329 yards on the ground (third on the Chippewas), with nine rushing touchdowns. He’s averaging 36.6 yards per game and 3.7 per attempt.
- Marion Lukes averages 51.3 rushing yards per game over nine games (462 total yards), while scoring three rushing touchdowns.
- Lukes has added 23 receptions (2.6 per game) for 228 yards (25.3 per game), without a receiving touchdown. He’s been targeted zero times in the passing game.
- Jesse Prewitt III has put up 428 receiving yards and four touchdowns on 29 receptions, while being targeted zero times this season.