2002 Western Michigan Broncos football team

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2002 Western Michigan Broncos football
Western Michigan Broncos text logo.svg
Conference Mid-American Conference
Division West Division
2002 record 4–8 (3–5 MAC)
Head coach Gary Darnell (6th season)
MVP Jason Feldpausch
Home stadium Waldo Stadium
Seasons
← 2001
2003 →
2002 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
No. 24 Marshall x$   7 1         11 2  
UCF   6 2         7 5  
Miami   5 3         7 5  
Ohio   4 4         4 8  
Akron   3 5         4 8  
Kent State   1 7         3 9  
Buffalo   0 8         1 11  
West Division
Toledo xy   7 1         9 5  
Northern Illinois x   7 1         8 4  
Bowling Green   6 2         9 3  
Ball State   4 4         6 6  
Western Michigan   3 5         4 8  
Central Michigan   2 6         4 8  
Eastern Michigan   1 7         3 9  
Championship: Marshall 49, Toledo 45
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2002 Western Michigan Broncos football team represented Western Michigan University in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) during the 2002 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their sixth season under head coach Gary Darnell, the Broncos compiled a 4–8 record (3–5 against MAC opponents), finished in fifth place in the MAC's West Division, and were outscored by their opponents, 330 to 303.[1][2][3] The team played its home games in Waldo Stadium in Kalamazoo, Michigan.[4]

The team's statistical leaders included Chad Munson with 2,160 passing yards, Philip Reed with 1,053 rushing yards, and Jermaine Lewis with 654 receiving yards.[5]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Site Result
August 29 Indiana State* W 28–17
September 7 at No. 7 Michigan* L 12–35
September 14 at Purdue* L 24–28
September 28 No. 5 Virginia Tech*
  • Waldo Stadium
  • Kalamazoo, MI
L 0–30
October 5 at Buffalo W 31–17
October 12 Central Florida
  • Waldo Stadium
  • Kalamazoo, MI
L 27–31
October 19 at Bowling Green L 45–48(OT)
October 26 Northern Illinois
  • Waldo Stadium
  • Kalamazoo, MI
L 20–24
November 2 at Ball State L 7–17
November 9 Eastern Michigan
  • Waldo Stadium
  • Kalamazoo, MI
W 33–31
November 16 Toledo
  • Waldo Stadium
  • Kalamazoo, MI
L 21–42
November 23 at Central Michigan (rivalry) W 35–10
  • *Non-conference game
  • #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Football Records: Annual Results". Western Michigan University. Retrieved July 5, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Football Records: Year-By-Year Results - 2000-09". Western Michigan University. Retrieved July 5, 2016. 
  3. ^ "2002 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. ^ "2002 Western Michigan Broncos Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 5, 2016.