WMU to play in Popeyes Bahamas Bowl

Western Michigan quarterback Tom Flacco , left, leaps in the air while celebrating with his teammates after running for a two-point conversion in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Toledo Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, in Toledo, Ohio.

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — Western Michigan University is headed to a bowl game.

WMU accepted its seventh bowl berth in program history on Tuesday morning, and will play in the Popeyes Bahamas Bowl on Dec. 24 at noon in Nassau, Bahamas, against Middle Tennessee State.

The bowl berth marks the first time in program history the Broncos have gone to bowls in consecutive seasons, both under head coach P.J. Fleck.

“We’re thrilled to be going to the Popeyes Bahamas Bowl and to play against an ELITE Middle Tennessee State team,” Fleck said. “It is an ELITE reward for our players and staff for all the work they’ve done. We continue to accomplish “nevers” in our program as this is the first time in program history we’ve gone to bowl games in consecutive seasons. With ELITE preparation and execution we hope to also earn our first bowl victory in program history.”

Western Michigan is coming off its first win over a ranked team in program history, beating No. 24 Toledo 35-30 last Friday. The Broncos (7-5) earned their first share of the MAC West Division championship since 2000 with a 6-2 record in the league.

Ticket information can be found through the Western Michigan ticket office by visiting wmubroncos.com/tickets or by calling 269.387.8092.

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