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Wednesday, 8 p.m. ET
Waldo Stadium, Kalmazoo Mich.
-- The Falcons own one of the top passing attacks in the nation, but are capable running the ball.
-- Quarterback Matt Johnson has passed completed 268 of 380 attempts for 3,686 yards with 33 TDs. His 409.6 ypg average is second only to Luke Falk (Washington State, 415.1 ypg) in all of the FBS.
Receiver Roger Lewis, meanwhile, is third in receiving yards (136.0 ypg). Teammate Corey Davis ranks 17th nationally, with a 92.4 ypg average.
-- The Falcons rank first (MAC in scoring, total offense, passing offense and pass efficiency. They are sixth in rushing offense. Travis Green is the top BG runner. He is averaging 73.8 ypg.
-- Sophomore linebacker Austin Valdez ranks fourth (MAC) in tackles ( 9.2 tpg, 74 total).
-- Bowling Green is eighth in scoring defense (28.5 ppg). It is sixth in defending the run and 11th in pass defense.
-- WMU has won each of the last four meetings between the two teams and nine of the last 12 overall.
-- The Broncos have scored 35 or more points in five straight games for the first time in program history and also posted 50+ points in consecutive games for the first time since 1943.
-- The Broncos have a good balance of run and pass. WMU ranks fourth in scoring offense (36.0 ppg), third in total offense (457.6 ypg), third in rushing offense (189.2 ypg) and fourth in pass offense (268.1 ppg).
-- WMU limited Ball State to just 152 yards last Thursday.
-- Redshirt freshman Jamauri Bogan ran 171 yards and two touchdowns against Ball State.
-- Quarterback Zach Terrell threw for 324 yards and three TDs against the Cardinals. It was his third 300-yard game of the season.
Redshirt junior Daniel Braverman is second in the nation with 9.4 receptions per game.
Junior receiver Cory Davis was named MAC West Offensive Player of the Week after catching seven balls for 163 yards and a season-high three TDs against BSU. It was his third straight game with over 100 yards receiving. He currently ranks second for most among active FBS players in receiving TDs (29).
-- Braverman and Davis lead all FBS receiving duos in receptions this year (141).
-- Running back Jarvion Franklin picked up 141 yards rushing as Western Michigan held the ball for all but 1:25 of the fourth quarter in a 26-14 win over Bowling Green last year.
NORTHERN ILLINOIS (6-3, 4-1 MAC) at
BUFFALO (5-4, 3-2 MAC)
Wednesday, Nov. 11, 8 p.m. ET
UB Stadium; Buffalo, NY
-- The Huskies are coming off a huge win over Toledo. However, they lost two key players in the victory. Quarterback Drew Hare appears done for the campaign. He was replaced by backup Ryan Graham in the second quarter. Graham completed 9 of 12 passes for 132 yards and one touchdown as NIU came from behind to win the crucial match-up. Receiver Tommy Lee Lewis also left the game is out at least for now.
-- Joel Bouagnon carried 26 times for 87 yards and a touchdown against Toledo. He currently leads the MAC in rushing with an average of 105.4 ypg.
-- NIU ranks third in rushing offense (207.0 ypg), one spot behind Western Michigan (208.2 ypg).
- NIU is fourth in total offense (443.1 ypg), while Western Michigan is second 485.8 ypg).
-- The Huskies have won four straight since dropping their MAC opener at Central Michigan.
-- Kicker Christian Hagan split the uprights with four field goals in the win over Toledo. His performance earned MAC West Special Teams Player of the Week honors.
-- Northern Illinois won the last meeting between the two teams, 45-3, back on Oc.t 13, 2012 in DeKalb.
-- The Bulls have rebounded from a three-game losing streak with three straight wins. The last two – both on the road -- were close games as UB edged Miami 29-25 and Kent State 18-17.
-- Quarterback Joe Licata completed 25 of 39 for 190 yards with two touchdowns and one interception against Kent State.
-- Anthone Taylor and Jordan Johnson combined for 30 carries and 124 yards with one TD at KSU. Taylor hols down the sixth spot among MAC rushers (76.6 ypg).
-- Buffalo is fifth in scoring offense (27.0 ppg) and fourth in scoring defense (24.1 ppg).
-- UB is third in time of possession (31:58). Buffalo, NIU and Toledo are tied for fourth in turnover margin (0.33 tpg).
- Quarterback Joe Licaga is sixth in pass efficiency and sixth in passing average (229.6 ypg).
-- Ron Willoughby leads UB receivers with six TDs, which equals the total for all other Bulls receivers. He also tops the team in receiving yards (546), while Matt Weiser leads with 45 receptions.