Bowl-eligible Broncos thankful for bye week

Posted at 8:14 PM, Nov 05, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-05 20:14:33-05

KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- For a team on a four-game win streak, a bye week might seem like a momentum halter.

For Western Michigan (6-3, 4-1 MAC), it's coming at a perfect time.

"We don't have any depth," head coach P.J. Fleck laughed on Wednesday morning before the team's practice, "so when you don't have any depth, everybody's playing the whole snaps -- 80, 90 snaps a game."

"You need some time to be able to (recuperate) from that and just get our young legs back."

The Broncos currently boast the best turnaround in college football this season with their five-win improvement from 2013's 1-11 campaign. They gained bowl eligibility with a 41-10 win at Miami (OH) on Saturday.

WMU plays two of their final three games of the regular season at Waldo Stadium, starting with a November 15 match-up with Eastern Michigan (2-7, 1-4 MAC) at 2:00 p.m.