CMU rallies to win rivalry game vs. WMU

Western Michigan, Ceentral Michigan
Central Michigan scores against Western Michigan at Waldo Stadium in Kalamazoo Nov. 1, 2017.

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — The Victory Cannon is going to Mt. Pleasant.

Central Michigan rallied to beat Western Michigan 35-28 at Waldo Stadium Wednesday in the programs’ 88th rivalry game.

The Broncos entered the game as winners of the last three matchups and an all-time series lead of 48-37-2, including last season’s dominant 49-10 win in Mount Pleasant. Despite holding a better overall record than CMU, the Broncos faced a challenge right out of the gate. True freshman quarterback Reece Goddard made his first career start in a night game on national television in the biggest game this season yet.

Wednesday’s contest was a must-win game for both sides in order to be in the running for the MAC West Division.