Illinois State @ Western Michigan
Current Records: Illinois State 1-0; Western Michigan 0-1
Last Season Records: Western Michigan 4-2; Illinois State 1-3
What to Know
The Illinois State Redbirds will square off against the Western Michigan Broncos at 5 p.m. ET on Saturday at Waldo Stadium. Illinois State will be strutting in after a win while WMU will be stumbling in from a loss.
You can’t lose the matchup if you win every quarter, and that was precisely the Redbirds’ strategy against the Butler Bulldogs last week. Illinois State steamrolled past Butler 49-7 at home. The contest was all but wrapped up at the end of the third, by which point Illinois State had established a 42-7 advantage.
Meanwhile, the Broncos were expected to have a tough go of it last week, and that’s exactly how things played out. They suffered a grim 47-14 defeat to the Michigan Wolverines. WMU was in a tough position by the half, with the score already sitting at 27-7. No one had a standout game offensively for WMU, but they got scores from RB La’Darius Jefferson and WR Corey Crooms.
Western Michigan’s defeat took them down to 0-1 while Illinois State’s victory pulled them up to 1-0. We’ll see if WMU can steal Illinois State’s luck or if Illinois State records another win instead.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 5 p.m. ET
- Where: Waldo Stadium — Kalamazoo, Michigan
- TV: ESPN3.com
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last six years.