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Opponent preview: What to know about Western Michigan

Following two losses by a combined 78 points, Syracuse will host Western Michigan in the Carrier Dome on Saturday at noon. While the Orange limp into the Week 4 matchup having scored a combined 26 points in their last eight quarters of play, Western Michigan comes to Syracuse following a 57-10 win over Georgia State.

Here’s what to know about the Broncos.

All-time series: Syracuse leads 1-0

Last time they played: Syracuse defeated Western Michigan 55-42 in its 2018 season opener in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The Orange jumped out to a 24-point lead in the second quarter and then-backup Tommy DeVito entered the game for Syracuse. The Orange offense stalled in that third frame while the Broncos offense racked up 336 yards and 28 points.

Late in the third quarter, Eric Dungey returned to quarterback and finished the game with 200 yards rushing as the Orange hung on to their lead and escaped the season opener unscathed.

The Western Michigan report: The Broncos are coached by former Syracuse offensive coordinator Tim Lester, who’s entering his second season at the helm of Western Michigan.

Similar to Syracuse, Western Michigan lacks a quality Power Five victory through two games. The Broncos’ lone loss …read more

Thank you Source: Daily Orange

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