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Western Michigan Broncos Plays for the Cotton Bowl

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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.

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The Western Michigan Broncos 13-0 record is reason enough for coach P.J. Fleck to be hopeful for their inclusion in the Cotton Bowl. The announcement is going to be made on Dec. 4 and as such the Western Michigan University football is going to host the watch party on Sunday, Dec. 4, in University Arena at Read Fieldhouse situated on the main campus.

The gates will be open at 1:30 p.m. and General admission is free; and no reserved seating, concessions is gonna be available.

Public parking is on Lot 13 and the parking ramp on West Michigan Avenue across.

After the watch party a press conference will be held mostly in anticipation of the selection, WMU Athletic Director Kathy Beauregard, head coach P.J. Fleck, and student-athletes Zach Terrell and Corey Davis will be on the press conference.

Western Michigan quarterback Zach Terrell knows they have done their best no matter what the announcement is going to be —

Honestly, we’ve done all we can do. Whether or not we’re in the Cotton Bowl, we can’t control that. All we control is winning the games on our schedule, and we’ve done that.

Hopefully P.J. Flecks confidence will bear fruit —

It’s a historic day in Western Michigan history, and we deserve to be in the gosh darn Cotton Bowl, period. Write it down.

Less than a day for Western Michigan’s historic moment.

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P.J. Fleck with a 13-0 record with the Western Michigan Broncoshas no plans to watch as the rest of college football’s final weekend before bowl season plays out during the next two days. In his mind, he already knows where his team is headed —

“It’s a historic day in Western Michigan history, and we deserve to be in the gosh darn Cotton Bowl, period. Write it down.”

Michigan Broncos currently ranked 17th won their 13th straights against Ohio 29-23 at Ford Field winning their first conference championship in 28 years, also finishing 8-0 in Mid-American conference.

A 13-0 record is a very strong case and Fleck feels they should be at the Cotton Bowl regardless of what happens with any team over the weekend. Navy ranked number 19 could potentially get ahead of the Western Michigan if they beat Temple in the American Athletic Conference. Although they have lost against Temple, Fleck feels there is nobody to challenge them —

I don’t think there’s anybody to pay attention to. Who are we paying attention to? Why are we paying attention to anyone? We are 13-0. We are the best Group of 5 team in the country.

Western Michigan quarterback Zach Terrell has a positive perspective on the situation —

Honestly, we’ve done all we can do. Whether or not we’re in the Cotton Bowl, we can’t control that. All we control is winning the games on our schedule, and we’ve done that.

Fleck feels that their unbeaten record is proof that they deserve a sport on the five smaller conferences and that he and his staff will recruit over the weekend wearing cotton —

I’m going wear cotton shirts. I’m going to have cotton slippers. I’m going to have cotton earmuffs. I’m going to have a cotton jacket. I’m going to wear everything cotton from here on out.

This afternoon, the College Football Playoff selection committee will release the final rankings.

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