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Western Michigan won't even have to leave its home state to play in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl on Tuesday against Purdue at Detroit's Ford Field.
Coach Bill Cubit was thrilled after he found out his Broncos (7-5) were picked for the game, but they'll need more than supportive fans to beat the Boilermakers (6-6). Western Michigan hasn't beaten a Big Ten team since 2008.
Western Michigan is led by wide receiver Jordan White, a third-team All-American who has 127 catches for 1,646 yards and 16 touchdowns on the season. Although he's played in relative obscurity in the Mid-American Conference, this will be a chance for White to shine on a bigger stage.
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Ask Western Michigan quarterback Alex Carder about a specific play and he'll give you a straightforward answer: "He does it about every game."
Western Michigan came oh so close to making a statement for the Mid-American Conference.
A victory over a Big Ten team—even a 6-6 Purdue team—would have been a huge win for the program.
But the Boilermakers held on after causing a fumble on the final drive, which was one of six Western Michigan turnovers, for a 37-32 win in the Little Caesars Bowl.
While the game was sloppy,...
Western Michigan's Jordan White leads the NCAA in receptions per game and yardage per game.
Have you heard of Kalamazoo, MI? That’s where the NCAA’s leading receiver lives. He isn’t playing in the SEC, the Pac-12, or the Big 12. He played at Western Michigan University from the Mid-American Conference. Senior receiver Jordan White ended his career with another...
What makes the Bowl Eeason extra fun is that teams typically forgo any and all forms of conservative play-calling. Take for example last night’s Little Caesar’s Bowl game with Purdue taking on Western Michigan.
The Broncos put excitement into the game early with a perfectly executed flea-flicker to Jordan White. If you don’t know who Jordan White is, you will know it on...
Western Michigan has been running a "Carder2White" campaign all year to highlight the connection between quarterback Alex Carder and receiver Jordan White, and that relationship made the Little Caesars Bowl interesting — at least early — despite an eventual 37-32 loss to Purdue.
On its first play following a Purdue fumble in the first quarter, Western Michigan executed...
Little Caesars Pizza Bowl, December 27 at 4PM
Ford Field, Detroit Michigan - Western Michigan Broncos vs. Purdue Boilermakers
The Broncos rank among the national leaders in scoring (35.6 ppg) and passing (328.8 ypg).
Western Michigan has lost each of its previous four bowl appearances, most recently in 2008 to Rice in the Texas Bowl.
The Broncos are led...