Western Michigan 2024 Football Schedule: Full List of Broncos’ Opponents This Fall

    Following a 4-8 finish last year, Western Michigan's 2024 football schedule has a smooth path through MAC play after a tough non-conference slate.

    Lance Taylor’s first year on the job at Western Michigan didn’t go so great, with the Broncos finishing 4-8 and ending the year on a two-game losing skid. Despite two non-conference juggernauts to start the year, Taylor’s second year offers a somewhat easier ride for the Broncos, as the Western Michigan 2024 football schedule features six MAC opponents the Broncos beat last time.

    Western Michigan 2024 Football Schedule

    • at Wisconsin Badgers
      Saturday, August 31, time TBA
    • at Ohio State Buckeyes
      Saturday, September 7, time TBA
    • vs. Bethune-Cookman Wildcats
      Saturday, September 14, time TBA
    • at Marshall Thundering Herd
      Saturday, September 28, time TBA
    • at Ball State Cardinals
      Saturday, October 5, time TBA
    • vs. Akron Zips
      Saturday, October 12, time TBA
    • at Buffalo Bulls
      Saturday, October 19, time TBA
    • vs. Kent State Golden Flashes
      Saturday, October 26, time TBA
    • vs. Northern Illinois Huskies
      Wednesday, November 6, time TBA
    • at Bowling Green Falcons
      Tuesday, November 12, time TBA
    • at Central Michigan Chippewas
      Tuesday, November 19, time TBA
    • vs. Eastern Michigan Eagles
      Saturday, November 30, time TBA

    The Broncos start their season with a gauntlet on the road at Wisconsin and Ohio State. The Badgers won the last matchup in 2017 and are 4-1 all-time against the Broncos, with Western Michigan winning a non-conference game in 1988. It will be the second time the Broncos and Buckeyes have squared off, with OSU winning the first encounter in 2015.

    After hosting Bethune-Cookman, a SWAC program in Daytona Beach, Florida, the Broncos round out their non-conference schedule with a third road game against a familiar foe in Marshall. The programs have met 34 times going back to 1954, with WMU holding a 22-14 advantage, but they haven’t met since 2004, Marshall’s last season in the MAC.

    For its 63rd season in the MAC, the Broncos open conference against an opponent they beat last year in Ball State. They haven’t played their next three opponents since 2021, but they beat all of them, 45-40 over the Akron Zips, 24-17 over the Buffalo Bulls, and 64-31 over the Kent State Golden Flashes.

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    Western Michigan lost last year to its next two opponents, 24-0 at the Northern Illinois Huskies and 34-10 against the Bowling Green Falcons, but will end the year against two in-state teams it beat in 2023, the Central Michigan Chippewas and the Eastern Michigan Eagles, as they look to retain the Michigan MAC Trophy.

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