Fast Forward Wk 1 Western Michigan vs. USC “Inside The Numbers”

during the 2017 Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 2, 2017 in Pasadena, California.

Western Michigan vs. USC
Western Michigan had 12 wins against FBS schools in 2016 with a combined overall record of 64-84 or .426%.

Former Western Michigan quarterback, Tim Lester, new head coach taking over for P.J Fleck (New Head Coach at Minnesota).


Since 2006, the Broncos are 1-10 vs. Power 5 schools (Indiana, Michigan (two times), Michigan State (three times), Illinois, Nebraska, and Purdue) and have lost those games by an average margin of 20.4 points per game.




Western Michigan’s lone victory during that span was their road win last season over Northwestern on the road 22-21.


USC had 10 wins in 2016 against FBS schools with a combined overall record of 50-65 or .434% (Utah State, Colorado, Arizona, CAL, Arizona State, Oregon, Washington, UCLA, Notre Dame and Penn State).

Since 2006, USC is 10-1 on week one of the college season and has won those contests by an average margin of 31.8 points per game. The Trojans lost last season to Alabama 52-6 breaking the string of consecutive week one games.


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