I reported over the weekend that the Western Michigan Broncos deserved the Cotton Bowl appearance and a decision will be made by the selection committee.
As you remember Western Michigan coach P.J. Fleck was confident of their chances —
We deserve to be in the gosh darn Cotton Bowl, period. Write it down.
Even though they had a 13-0 record they were still ranked 17th as such Fleck had to campaign and make sure everyone knew they had something special going on. It also helped that Navy lost to Temple as they were still in the running
In preparation for the announcement, Western Michigan Broncos had a watch party
The College Football Playoff selection committee made a decision and Western Michigan University will be playing against Wisconsin (10-3) in the Cotton Bowl scheduled for Jan. 2, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas (1 p.m., ESPN). You should start planning to buy your Cotton Bowl Tickets as this is going to be a historic and exciting matchup.
WMU had a strong start for this campaign as they beat Big Ten Teams on the road, Northwestern 22-1 on the 1st week and followed it up on Week 3 against Illinois 34-10.
Fleck on the Bronco’s undefeated record —
First of all, it’s historic. I don’t care what league you’re in. …
If you go undefeated in sports, it’s very special, no matter what. To go undefeated, it takes a ton of resolve, resilience, energy, commitment, trust, belief.