Western Michigan (6-5, 5-2 MAC) at No. 24 Toledo (9-1, 6-1, No. 24 CFP) Noon (CBS Sports Network) Line: Toledo by 8
Western Michigan (6-5, 5-2 MAC) at No. 24 Toledo (9-1, 6-1, No. 24 CFP) Noon (CBS Sports Network)
Line: Toledo by 8
Series Record: Toledo leads 41-28
WHAT'S AT STAKE: Toledo can win the MAC West and a berth against East Division champion Bowling Green on Dec. 4 at Detroit's Ford Field in the conference championship game. WMU could still tie for a divisional crown with Toledo and Northern Illinois, but can't make the MAC title game due to tiebreakers.
Toledo's scoring defense (19.7) ranks No. 1 in the MAC and is led by leading tackler Chase Murdock. The Broncos rank third in the country in time of possession on offense.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Western Michigan: WRs Corey Davis and Daniel Braverman are both tough to stop. Davis ranks second among active FBS players with 3,463 career receiving yards and third in touchdown catches with 30. Braverman's 99 catches this season ranks No. 2 in the country.
Toledo: RB Kareem Hunt ran for 153 yards against Bowling Green on Nov. 17 for his third straight game and 19th career with more than 100 yards. He'll need another productive game to keep the Rocket offense going.
FACTS & FIGURES
The Rockets have won five straight against the Broncos. . Toledo is 9-1 for the first time since 2000 when it was 10-1. . The Rockets haven't been in the MAC championship Game since 2004, having been co-champs of the division three times, but losing on the tiebreaker each time . Hunt is No. 5 on Toledo's all-time rushing list with 3,252 career yards. . The Broncos have the top two rushing totals in the MAC this year after gaining 358 yards against Ball State earlier this month. ...Western Michigan will find out its bowl fate next month, but is hoping for the first back-to-back bowl appearances in school history.