Feb. 26, 2020
Six total home dates, three home Saturday contests and six games against 2019 bowl teams highlight the 2020 Western Michigan football schedule released on Wednesday by the Mid-American Conference office.
Western Michigan opens its 2020 campaign hosting Colgate on Friday, September 4. The Broncos then head out for consecutive road tilts, at Cincinnati (Friday, September 11) and at Notre Dame (Saturday, September 19). WMU comes back to Waldo Stadium for its final nonconference matchup, against Syracuse (Saturday, September 26).
In October, the Broncos play all of their games on Saturdays. They kick off the month and MAC play by traveling to Ball State on October 3 before hosting Toledo a week later. WMU then has consecutive games away from home, playing rival Central Michigan (October 17) at Ford Field before traveling to MAC East Division foe Kent State (October 24). WMU closes the month by hosting Eastern Michigan (October 31).
Western Michigan will have an open date on November 7 before hosting Northern Illinois on Tuesday, November 10.
The Broncos cap the regular season with back-to-back contests versus crossover opponents, traveling to Akron on Saturday, November 21, and hosting Buffalo on Friday, November 27.
Season tickets will be available soon.
2020 Western Michigan Football Schedule (2019 record; bowl game)
4 – COLGATE (4-8)
11 – at Cincinnati (11-3; defeated Boston College, 38-6, in TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl)
19 – at Notre Dame (11-2; defeated Iowa State, 33-9, in Camping World Bowl)
26 – SYRACUSE (5-7)
3 – at Ball State (5-7)
10 – TOLEDO (6-6)
17 – vs. Central Michigan (8-6; lost to San Diego State, 48-11, in the New Mexico Bowl) at Ford Field
24 – at Kent State (7-6; defeated Utah State, 51-41, in the Tropical Smoothie Café Frisco Bowl)
31 – EASTERN MICHIGAN (6-7; lost to Pittsburgh, 34-30, in the Quick Lane Bowl)
7 – OPEN DATE
10 – NORTHERN ILLINOIS (5-7)
21 – at Akron (0-12)
27 – BUFFALO (8-5; defeated Charlotte, 31-9, in the Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl)