The Western Michigan Broncos enter Los Angeles to take on the heavy favorite, the University of Southern California (USC). Tim Lester is tasked with coaching his Broncos past the notoriously smart USC Trojans team in his first game as the Broncos’ head coach. This game is the first meting overall between the two schools.
USC has Heisman hopeful Sam Darnold and a bevy of talent. Western Michigan has more talent than a Mid-American Conference should and a hopefully unique perspective that they not only can compete with the name brand schools but can beat them. This is where that magical run to the Cotton Bowl comes in handy.
For Tim Lester, this would be the opportunity of a lifetime to chart a new course and cement his legacy absent rowboats, catch phrases, and social media marketing. USC is a top-tier school in talent, ranking, and name recognition, and an upset by the Broncos would be truly ELITE.
Your need to know information. . .
Kickoff time: 5:15PM
Television: Pac12 Network
Stream: Pac12.com website pending cable provider
Weather: Sunny, 93°
Line: USC -27.5