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Bronco football game against Michigan State moved to Friday, September 2

the Launch of the Western Michigan Broncos football program some information on the upcoming 2022 non-conference schedule which starts in September. A notable change is the game against Michigan State in East Lansing. This game moves from Saturday to Friday night, September 2.

No reason is given, but it’s a safe bet it’s a television-driven decision, with the Big Ten Network needing programming and a move to Friday night taking the game out of a crowded schedule on Saturday the next day, and a possible conflict or overlap for television. No specific TV or game times have yet been announced.

The Broncos, who were 8-5 last season including a blowout win, will face San Jose State again in 2022, with the game this year in California. A week earlier, Western will host Pitt, as the fullback from a home and home game last year played at Heinz Field. WMU won’t have to face Pitt’s quarterback Kenny Pickett, who entered the NFL draft in April and could possibly be drafted up to No. 2 by the Detroit Lions.

On October 1, the Broncos will host New Hampshire. This will be the first time the two teams meet.

The MAC conference schedule will be released in the coming weeks, and it may fill the gap in the September 10 schedule. Seems pretty early for a week off. The conference schedule will also reveal MAC games that will be played Tuesday and Wednesday nights on ESPN.

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