Broncos' 2002 football schedule released
Feb. 22, 2002
KALAMAZOO -- A home game against national power Virginia Tech and Big Ten road encounters at Michigan and Purdue highlight the opening weeks of the 2002 Western Michigan University football schedule.
For the first time in school history, the Broncos will play
12 regular season games, four
Gary Darnell's team faces a challenging road slate, starting
with back-to-back contests against
"Every year, our schedule has been strengthened from every aspect, from the quality of non-conference opponents to league opponents to the number of games we play," Darnell said. "This year's schedule without a doubt is challenging. It gives us a chance to not only win the MAC, but to become champions of the Big Ten, Big East and Gateway conferences with the quality of teams we are playing from those leagues."
"Playing Virginia Tech at home is a necessary step to
take for us to be a top 25 program. It goes
The sixth MAC Championship Game will take place on Saturday,
Dec. 7, at the site of the East
2002 WMU Football Schedule
Thu., Aug. 29 Indiana State, time TBA (CommUniverCity) Sat., Sept. 7 at Michigan, TBA Sat., Sept. 14 at Purdue, TBA Sat., Sept. 28 Virginia Tech, TBA (Southwest Fest) Sat., Oct. 5 at Buffalo*, TBA Sat., Oct. 12 Central Florida*, 1 p.m. (Homecoming) Sat., Oct. 19 at Bowling Green*, 6 p.m. Sat., Oct. 26 Northern Illinois*, 1 p.m. (Family Fest) Sat., Nov. 2 at Ball State*, TBA Sat., Nov. 9 Eastern Michigan*, 1 p.m. (Salute to Veterans) Sat., Nov. 16 Toledo*, 1 p.m. (Hall of Fame) Sat., Nov. 23 at Central Michigan*, 1 p.m.
*Mid-American Conference game
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