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Preview: Western Michigan @ Ohio

On December 2, 2016 at 12:30 am EST

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

On Friday night, the Western Michigan Broncos face the Ohio Bobcats. The Broncos are 12-0, while the Bobcats are 8-4.

This is the Mid-American Conference Championship game. The game will be broadcasted live on ESPN2 at 7 pm EST.

Zach Terrell (Getty Images)

Zach Terrell (Getty Images)

Ohio is competing in this game for the first-time since the 2011 game. #13 Western Michigan is appearing in the game for the first-time since 2000. Each team lost their last appearance in this game.

The Bobcats lost 23-20 to the Northern Illinois Huskies in 2011 at Ford Field. Marshall defeated the Broncos 23-17 in the 2000 game at Marshall University Stadium.

This is the first neutral site game for both teams. The Broncos are 6-0 on the road, while the Bobcats are 4-2 away from home.

Western Michigan has won the past three meetings between these two teams. Ohio hasn’t won since Oct. 7, 2006 when they won 27-20.

In the past 10 games in this series, the Broncos won six times. Ohio has won four times in 2006; 37-35 on Sept. 26, 1998, 31-7 on Sept. 27, 1997 and 38-0 on Nov. 2, 1996.

Western Michigan has won their past 14 games dating back to the 2015 season. They haven’t lost since losing to Northern Illinois 27-19 on Nov. 18, 2015.

Ohio comes into the game with a one-game win streak. They haven’t lost since losing Nov. 15 to the Central Michigan Chippewas 27-20.

The Broncos are averaging 44.8 points per game. The Bobcats are scoring 26.8.

Western Michigan is averaging 503.6 yards per game. They’re giving up 361.5 yards.

Ohio is averaging 404.4 yards per contest. They’re giving up 359.8 yards.

Zach Terrell leads the Broncos attack with 3,086 yards. He has thrown 30 touchdowns and an interception.

Jarvion Franklin has 1,266 yards and 12 touchdowns. Corey Davis has 1,283 receiving yards and 17 touchdowns.

Greg Windham leads the Bobcats attack with 1,366 yards. He has thrown nine touchdowns and three interceptions.

Dorian Brown has 794 rushing yards and four touchdowns. Sebastian Smith has 825 receiving yards and four touchdowns.

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