2019 Football Preview – MAC – Broncos
Looking for 2019 Western Michigan Broncos predictions? That magical 13-1 season is now two full season in the rear view mirror. All along it looked like PJ Fleck go out when the getting was good and Tim Lester has tried to keep things but with worse results. This looks like a season where he can get the Broncos back near the top of the MAC though. Perhapos even win it.
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Head Coach: Tim Lester
2018 Record: 7-6
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Western Michigan has a really strong offense returning this season. If they get the defensive support maybe there is another special season in the offing.
2019 Western Michigan Broncos Predictions: Team Strengths
Offense Locks and Loaded: Last year the Broncos scored 32ppg and there is a ton coming back.
If you look at most preseason All MAC teams you will see four offensive players on the first team – at RB, WR, TE and on the offensive line.
Senior running back LeVante Bellamy is the leading returning rusher, he has over 1200 yards last ueat. D’Wayne Eskridge is the second leading returning receiver and he is not even on the All MAC team, that would be swift sophomore Jayden Reed.
Pulling the trigger on this offense is senior QB Jon Wassink. He is second team all MAC preseason. The offense should be the tops in the conference this season.
Experience on D: Western Michigan needs to improve on defense from a year ago when they gave up 34ppg, 10th in the MAC.
10 starters return including Ali Fayad who had 7.5 sacks at defensive end and is first team all conference coming into the year. Ralph Holley is a second teamer at DT giving them one of the better lines in the league.
All three linebackers return form a year ago but they need more from the middle. Corvin Moment has the great name but they need his production to increase.
2019 Western Michigan Broncos Predictions: Team Weaknesses
Will it Come Together on D: Returning starters are no guarantee of better performance, especially with this calibre of player.
Maybe there is room for optimism because the scoring was drastically different from the yards allowed and points. They have to bring the latter down.
They also need to get more bid plays from this group. They were only +1 on turnovers a year ago and they need more punch to rise up.
Last year they got bead badyly by the good teams on their schedule, including a whooping from BYU in the bowl game.
To have some reall success they have to get the mojo up this year. They should be able to take from that offense and build their confidence up.
Lester could be on the hot seat if he can’t win with this team. They might start looking in a different direction and outside the program.
Western Michigan Broncos Prediction: 8-4
I like Western Michigan to be better in the MAC this season. There is no dominant team in the conference this year so there are more opportunities.
The offense is going to be the key but not enough to get wins on the road against Michigan State or Syracuse this season. They have to hold off Georgia State when they visit. It will be a sign the defnese is playable.
In the league they should be able to win all of their home games. The last two on the road at Ohio and at Northern Illinois will determine just how good a season all of those teams have. They can get one for sure if the defense is sound.
Definitely look to back WMU with some overs this season. My hopes is that the big boys make them look weak ealry on, setting up some great buying opportunities in October.
2019 Western Michigan Broncos Football Schedule
Date Time vs
- 8/31/19 7:00 PM ET MONM
- 9/7/19 7:30 PM ET @MSU
- 9/14/19 7:00 PM ET GSU
- 9/21/19 TBD @SYR
- 9/28/19 TBD CMU
- 10/5/19 3:30 PM ET @TOL
- 10/12/19 TBD M-OH
- 10/19/19 TBD @EMU
- 10/26/19 12:00 PM ET BGSU
- 11/5/19 TBD BALL
- 11/12/19 TBD @OHIO
- 11/26/19 7:00 PM ET @NIU
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