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Courtesy: WMU

GAME DAY: WMU vs. CMU - Battle for the Cannon

Courtesy: Mat Kanan, director of athletic media relations
Release: 11/13/2013
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Western Michigan (1-9,1-5 MAC) vs. Central Michigan (3-6, 2-3 MAC)
All-Time series ­— WMU leads, 45-36-2
Last Meeting ­— WMU 42, CMU 31 (Nov. 3, 2012)
Record Last 5 Meetings ­— WMU trails, 2-3
Nov. 16, 2013 // Waldo Stadium (30,200)
12:05 p.m. // Kalamazoo, Mich. // ESPN Regional


The game will be broadcast live on the Bronco Radio Network: 96.5 FM (Kalamazoo, Portage, Mattawan); 94.1 FM (Lansing, Jackson, Battle Creek), 101.3 FM (Grand Rapids) and 1130 AM (Detroit).  Robin Hook (play-by-play) and John Creek (analysis) will have the call beginning at 11 a.m.

The WMU-CMU game will air live on ESPN Regional with an official kick time of 12:05 p.m.  Michael Reghi (play-by-play) and Doug Graber (analysis) will have the call.  The game can be seen on the following channels in the SW Michigan area:

Detroit - WXYZ; Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo - WZZM; Lansing - WHTV

Cleveland - WEWS; Columbus - WWHO; Dayton - WKEF; Toledo - WTVG; Youngstown - WYTV-DT2

Chicago - WPWR-DT2; Rockford - WTVO-DT2

Indianapolis - WRTV; South Bend-Elkhart - WMYS

New Orleans - COX-NO

New York
Buffalo - WNYO

West Virginia
Wheeling-Steubenville - WTOV-DT2

Check local listings for DirecTV and Dish Network subscribers.

• Western Michigan closes out home season with Central Michigan for the 14th time in program history
• WMU holds a 45-36-2 advantage in the all-time series
• WMU is looking for three-straight wins over CMU for the first time since 2001-03 and back-to-back home wins in the series for the first time since 2001 and 2003
• Andrew Haldeman sets new career high with six made field goals at EMU, the second most in a game in program history (Mike Prindle, 1984 — 7)
• Haldeman named MAC West Special Teams POTW for the second consecutive game
• Corey Davis sets new WMU freshman records for receiving yards (873) and 100-yard receiving games (5)
• Davis leads the nation's freshmen in total receiving yards (873), total receptions (61), 100-yard games (5), receiving TDs (6), receptions/game (6.8) and receiving yards/game (97.0)
• Davis is 127 yards from becoming the fourth freshman receiver in MAC history to reach 1,000 yards
• WMU had two 100-yard receivers in a game for the first time since Nov. 16, 2011 at Miami (Corey Davis — 112, Kendrick Roberts — 106)
• Zach Terrell set career highs in pass attempts (39), completions (24) and yards (348), giving him his first career 300-yard passing game
• Justin Currie is seven tackles from reaching 100 stops in a season for the first time in his career
• Austin Lewis registered first career start leading the team with 10 tackles and two QB Hurries
• WMU and CMU have two sets of brothers that will be playing against one another for the first time on Saturday — Corey and Titus Davis; Luke and Justin Cherocci
• The CMU–WMU Rivalry Trophy, also known as the Victory Cannon, is a trophy awarded to the winner of the annual college football game between Central Michigan University and Western Michigan University — in its first appearance, it was awarded to CMU at the conclusion of the October 18, 2008 game

#WALDO75 Fact of the Week
This meeting between WMU and CMU will mark the 14th time the two teams have met in the home finale for the Broncos.  Western Michigan is 10-3 in such games.  WMU is riding a five-game win streak against Central Michigan on Senior Day with the last loss coming in 1980.  A win also gives the Broncos back-to-back home wins against CMU for the first time since 2001 and 2003.