WESTERN MICHIGAN (1-2) vs. San Jose State (1-1)
Date: Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022
Kickoff: 11:30 p.m. EDT
Location: San Jose, Calif.
Stadium: CEFCU Stadium (30,456)
TV: CBS Sports activities Community
Radio: Bronco Radio Community
Stay Stats: wmu.statbroadcast.com
All-Time Sequence: WMU leads 1-0
Final Assembly: Sept. 25, 2021 | Kalamazoo, Mich. | WMU 23, SJSU 3
FIRST AND FIVE
That is simply the second recreation between Western Michigan and San Jose State. The primary assembly got here final season, with the Broncos profitable 23-3 at Waldo Stadium. That is additionally the second straight week that the Broncos and their opponent have met for the second time. Final Saturday’s recreation towards No. 23 Pittsburgh was additionally the second assembly all-time between the 2 applications.
GOING GOING, BACK BACK, TO CALI CALI
Senior security Delano Ware will get to go again to his dwelling state this weekend because the Broncos tackle the Spartans. Ware hails from Richmond, Calif., which is situated simply north of Oakland and about 90 minutes from San Jose.
Ware joined Western Michigan previous to the 2021 season after spending three seasons on the College of Illinois. Since then he has been certainly one of, if not the highest tackler within the Bronco secondary. Final season he completed with 40 tackles and has 18 by way of the primary three video games this season. He’s the one native from the Golden State on the roster this season.
COACH TO CURE
This weekend is the fifteenth annual Coach to Treatment MD Consciousness Weekend. Coach to Treatment MD is an initiative of the Father or mother Venture Muscular Dystrophy and was launched together with the American Soccer Coaches Affiliation again in 2008. Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is the most typical deadly genetic dysfunction throughout childhood, primarily affecting boys of all races and cultures. Individuals with Duchenne develop progressive muscle weak point that finally causes lack of mobility, wheelchair reliance, and a decline in respiratory and cardiac perform. There isn’t any remedy for Duchenne and life expectancy can prolong to age 30.
To assist drive consciousness and donations, the Western Michigan teaching employees shall be sporting Coach to Treatment MD patches on their shirts on the sidelines of Saturday’s recreation. Followers can interact with Coach to Treatment MD by utilizing the hashtag #TackleDuchenne to unfold the phrase on social media, by texting the phrase “CURE” to 501501 to offer $25, or by donating in honor of their favourite coach on the CoachToCureMD.org web site.
ALL BUNCHED UP
Western Michigan’s veteran linebacking core of Corvin Moment, Zaire Barnes and Ryan Selig make up three of the highest 4 sort out totals on the workforce by way of the primary three video games. Second leads the workforce with 25 complete tackles, with Barnes at 23 and Selig at 21. The trio does have some competitors. After a career-high 11-tackle efficiency towards No. 23 Pittsburgh, junior defensive finish Andre Carter sits tied with Barnes with 23 tackles. He is additionally tied with Selig with two tackles for loss.
FITTING IN NICELY
Western Michigan’s enterprise into the switch portal has been a profitable one by way of the primary three video games this season, with a number of making impacts. Graduate switch huge receiver Jehlani Galloway, a switch from Boston Faculty, is already the second-leading receiver with 10 catches for 142 yards and he leads all Broncos, with greater than three receptions, in common yards per catch with 14.2. Fellow wideout switch A.J. Abbot caught his first landing as a Bronco towards the Panthers and has 5 receptions for 61 yards this season.
On the opposite aspect of the ball grad transfers Warren Dabney and Hozey Haji-Badri have made an affect on the line of defense. Dabney has 10 tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss, whereas Haji-Badri has 5 tackles and one sort out for loss. Each have seen important snaps this season and have began all three video games.