WMU, CMU to square off in fight for Victory Cannon

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MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (WOOD) — Two in-state rivals will be going head-to-head on Saturday for another year’s worth of bragging rights.

Western Michigan University will take on Central Michigan University in the annual battle for the Victory Cannon trophy. Last year, the Broncos took a 14-point lead into the fourth quarter but were unable to convert that into a win.

Head coach Tim Lester hasn’t let his team forget about the 35-28 loss since, and says that game changed the way he prepares his team.

Results for Lester’s Broncos are starting to show with the team’s five-game win streak heading into the game. While they have come away victorious, the team has had to come from behind to get its three conference wins instead of carrying leads into the fourth quarter.

“We’ve got to come out better,” Lester said. “I’ve changed my play-calling because of it, I’ve tried to change up the way I’m doing things, and that didn’t work this week. So, we’re going to continue to try to put together a 60-minute game.”

Kickoff is scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday at Kelly/Shorts Stadium in Mount Pleasant.

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