Western Michigan has not lived up to the hype this season so far with many returning starters. Seven wins last year was just the start to a great 2015 run, but that hasn’t happened for those players. At 1-2, a bad loss against Michigan State and Georgia Southern, and now on the road against Ohio State, that is a rough start for any football program. Thank goodness Murray State was on the schedule.
The Broncos play the Buckeyes at 3:30 this Saturday in the teams first trip ever to the Horseshoe. WMU has the second toughest pre-season schedule in the country based on the record of Michigan State and Ohio State last year. Not only that, but those two teams that the Broncos have scheduled early this year are now ranked 1st and 2nd in the country.
After the first two loses of the season, the Broncos took a hard look at the film and came to the conclusion that everything that went wrong could be corrected.
Ohio State for their part, has not looked like the championship team that ended last year with three incredible victories against Wisconsin, Alabama and Oregon. They have struggled on offense with an inability to move the ball and to get elite running back Ezekiel Elliot going. Having five turnovers against a MAC team in week three, Northern Illinois, didn’t help their cause at all.
Given the trouble OSU has had this preseason, WMU finds themselves more optimistic about the game that almost everyone else in sports. The Buckeyes should win easily if they are able to get back some of the magic they had last season with Tom Herman leading the offense.
Ohio State vs Western Michigan 2015 Pre Game