1999 Western Michigan Broncos football team

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1999 Western Michigan Broncos football
Western Michigan Broncos text logo.svg
MAC West Division champion
Conference Mid-American Conference
Division West Division
1999 record 7–5 (6–2 MAC)
Head coach Gary Darnell (3rd season)
MVP Tim Lester
Home stadium Waldo Stadium
Seasons
← 1998
2000 →
1999 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
No. 10 Marshall x$   8 0         13 0  
Miami   6 2         7 4  
Akron   5 3         7 4  
Ohio   5 3         5 6  
Bowling Green   3 5         5 6  
Kent State   2 6         2 9  
Buffalo   0 8         0 11  
West Division
Western Michigan x   6 2         7 5  
Toledo   5 3         6 5  
Northern Illinois   5 3         5 6  
Eastern Michigan   4 4         4 7  
Central Michigan   3 5         4 7  
Ball State   0 8         0 11  
Championship: Marshall 34, Western Michigan 30
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1999 Western Michigan Broncos football team represented Western Michigan University in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) during the 1999 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their third season under head coach Gary Darnell, the Broncos compiled a 7–5 record (6–2 against MAC opponents), finished in a tie for first place in the MAC's West Division, outscored their opponents, 373 to 342, and lost to Marshall in the MAC Football Championship Game.[1][2][3] The team played its home games at Waldo Stadium in Kalamazoo, Michigan.[4]

The team's statistical leaders included Tim Lester with 3,639 passing yards, Robert Sanford with 1,137 rushing yards, and Steve Neal with 1,113 receiving yards.[5]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
September 4 at No. 4 Florida* L 26–55
September 11 Youngstown State* W 46–28
September 18 at Missouri* L 34–48
September 25 at Northern Illinois W 24–21
October 2 Central Michigan (rivalry)
  • Waldo Stadium
  • Kalamazoo, MI
W 38–16
October 9 at Eastern Michigan W 40–37(OT)
October 16 Buffalo
  • Waldo Stadium
  • Kalamazoo, MI
W 45–17
October 23 Ball State
  • Waldo Stadium
  • Kalamazoo, MI
W 28–0
October 30 at Akron W 24–10
November 13 No. 12 Marshall
  • Waldo Stadium
  • Kalamazoo, MI
L 17–31
November 20 at Toledo L 21–45
December 3 at No. 11 Marshall (MAC Championship Game) L 30–34
  • *Non-conference game

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Football Records: Annual Results". Western Michigan University. Retrieved July 5, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Football Records: Year-By-Year Results - 1990 - 99". Western Michigan University. Retrieved July 5, 2016. 
  3. ^ "1999 Western Michigan Broncos Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 5, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Waldo Stadium". Western Michigan University. Archived from the original on March 3, 2016. Retrieved July 5, 2016. 
  5. ^ "1999 Western Michigan Broncos Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 5, 2016.