How to watch Akron vs. Western Michigan: NCAA Football live stream info, TV channel, time, game odds. How and what to watch for Western Michigan vs. Akron. The MAC football season will kick off its season on Wednesday night with the Western Michigan Broncos taking on the Akron Zips at home.

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Western Michigan heads into the 2020 season after a 7-6 overall record last year including 5-3 in the MAC West division. The Broncos season ended with a 23-20 loss to Western Kentucky in the First Responder Bowl. He redshirted last year, but Kaleb Eleby will take over at the quarterback position behind a very experienced offensive line. Western Michigan did a great job of keeping its opponents out of the end zone in 2019, finishing second among the MAC teams in scoring defense.

Akron finds itself in Year 2 of a massive rebuild under head coach Tom Arth, and last year was a major struggle for the Zips. Akron lost all 12 games it played and struggled to be competitive, losing 10 games by double digits. This roster is filled with freshmen and unproven players, which will make it difficult against more experienced teams. A starting quarterback has yet to be announced for this game, but Kato Nelson is a three-year starter and has 5,138 career passing yards with 34 touchdowns and 16 interceptions.

These two teams have not played each other since 2017, a 14-13 victory for Akron on the road.

Who’s Playing

Western Michigan @ Akron
What to Know

The Akron Zips and the Western Michigan Broncos will face off at 6 p.m. ET Nov. 4 at Summa Field at InfoCision Stadium to kick off their 2020 seasons. Coming off of an uninspired 0-12 last-season record, Akron has set their aspirations higher this year. Meanwhile, WMU was on the positive side of.500 (7-6) last season and is hoping to kick off an even more successful year.

A couple last-season offensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: The Zips ranked worst in the nation with respect to overall offensive touchdowns last season, where the squad accrued only 14. To make matters even worse for Akron, WMU was 13th best in the nation (top 10%) in rushing touchdowns, finishing the 2019 season with 35.

Since the experts predict a loss, Akron will need to dig deep. Perhaps they’ll be able to flip the script and come out with a big victory.

How To Watch

When: Wednesday at 6 p.m. ET
Where: Summa Field at InfoCision Stadium — Akron, Ohio
TV: ESPN3.com
Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
Follow: CBS Sports App

Odds

The Broncos are a big 19.5-point favorite against the Zips, according to the latest college football odds.

The line on this game has moved quite a bit since it opened, as it started out with the Broncos as a 16.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -109

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Series History

Akron and Western Michigan both have one win in their last two games.

Oct 15, 2017 – Akron 14 vs. Western Michigan 13
Oct 15, 2016 – Western Michigan 41 vs. Akron 0

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