Western Michigan vs. Wisconsin,
01/02/2017 13:00 EDT,
Score: 16 - 24
Point Spread: +8½/-110 Western Michigan
Western Michigan had a tremendous amount of success this season standing 13-0 overall and it’s a shame a group like this isn’t allowed to prove themselves in a bid for the national championship. They have a lot to prove on Monday against a Big Ten team.
Western Michigan put up some nice numbers on both sides of the ball this season, but this group builds off of their offense as the Broncos rank 14th in the nation in offensive production and 27th in total defense. Veteran QB Zach Terrell has been a lot of fun to watch during his career and this season he’s thrown for 3,378 yards and 32 TDs to 3 INTs. The ground attack has been anchored by Jarvion Franklin who’s picked up 1,300 yards and 12 TDs.
Not the ideal bowl matchup for Wisconsin going against a MAC opponent and the Badgers will get everything they can handle here going against a Western Michigan program that’ll be trying to prove themselves on the national stage.
This game means a lot more for Western Michigan and so often these bowl games boil down to who has more motivation coming into the matchup.
The Broncos are 10-3 as underdogs since 2014. They've also covered their last six outside of the MAC. Wisky allowed Penn State to throw for 384 yards in the Big Ten Championship Game. Quarterback Zach Terrell has the opportunity for a big game. Take the points with Western Mich on Monday.