Georgia Southern's first-ever non-conference home FBS football opponent will be Western Michigan, as announced by Athletics Director Tom Kleinlein on Monday.
The Eagles will face the Broncos in a home-and-home series, traveling to Kalamazoo, Mich., in 2016 and playing host to WMU in Allen E. Paulson Stadium in 2015.
“I know our fans have been clamoring to know who the first home non-conference FBS opponent would be, and we are pleased to announce this deal with Western Michigan,” Kleinlein said. “I am very familiar with their program from my time at Kent State and look forward to watching our Eagles face them again.”
Western Michigan University has an enrollment of 25,086 students and began play in 1906. The Broncos are a member of the MAC conference and have won two MAC titles and two MAC West Division titles. They have appeared in five bowls with their last coming in 2011 and boast 35 NFL Alumni, including current notables Jason Babin (Jacksonville), Greg Jennings (Minnesota), E.J. Biggers (Washington) and John Potter (Buffalo).