2006 Western Michigan Broncos football team

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2006 Western Michigan Broncos football
Western Michigan Broncos text logo.svg
Conference Mid-American Conference
West Division
2006 record 8–5 (7–2 MAC)
Head coach Bill Cubit
Home stadium Waldo Stadium
(Capacity: 30,200)
Seasons
« 2005 2007 »
2006 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East
Ohio x   7 1         9 5  
Kent State   5 3         6 6  
Akron   3 5         5 7  
Bowling Green   3 5         4 8  
Miami   2 6         2 10  
Buffalo   1 7         2 10  
West
Central Michigan x   7 1         10 4  
Western Michigan   6 2         8 5  
Northern Illinois   5 3         7 6  
Ball State   5 3         5 7  
Toledo   3 5         5 7  
Eastern Michigan   1 7         1 11  
Championship: Central Michigan 31, Ohio 10
† – Conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2006 Western Michigan Broncos football team represented Western Michigan University (WMU) in the 2006 NCAA Division I FBS football season. They finished the season with an 8–5 overall record and a 7–2 record in the Mid-American Conference (MAC). The Broncos 7–2 record gave them a second place in the MAC West Division. The team was invited to play in the 2007 International Bowl in Toronto, Canada and lost to the Cincinnati Bearcats 27–24. The bowl game was WMU's first bowl game since the 1988 California Bowl.

The team was coached by Bill Cubit and played their homes game in Waldo Stadium in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 2, 2006 6:00 pm at Indiana* Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN L 39–20   30,733
September 9, 2006 7:00 pm Toledo Waldo StadiumKalamazoo, MI W 31–10   24,806
September 16, 2006 3:30 pm at Virginia* Scott StadiumCharlottesville, VA ESPN360 W 17–10   59,679
September 23, 2006 7:00 pm Temple* Waldo Stadium • Kalamazoo, MI W 41–7   15,739
October 7, 2006 12:00 pm at Ohio Peden StadiumAthens, OH ESPN+ L 27–20   15,026
October 14. 2006 2:00 pm Northern Illinoisdagger Waldo Stadium • Kalamazoo, MI ESPN+ W 16–14   19,275
October 21, 2006 3:00 pm at Ball State Scheumann StadiumMuncie, IN CL W 41–27   17,626
October 28, 2006 3:30 pm Eastern Michigan Waldo Stadium • Kalamazoo, MI (Michigan MAC Trophy) CL W 18–15   20,482
November 4, 2006 3:30 pm Miami (OH) Waldo Stadium • Kalamazoo, MI CL W 27–24   12,822
November 10, 2006 7:00 pm at Central Michigan Kelly/Shorts StadiumMount Pleasant, MI (WMU–CMU Rivalry Trophy, Michigan MAC Trophy) CL L 31–7   30,027
November 18, 2006 2:00 pm at Florida State* Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL L 28–20   78,236
November 24, 2006 3:30 pm at Akron Rubber BowlAkron, OH ESPNU W 17–0   16,686
January 6, 2007 12:00 pm vs. Cincinnati* Rogers CentreToronto, ON (International Bowl) ESPN2 L 27–24   26,717
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

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