FRESNO — The head coaches were quick to praise their opponent's speed as Western Michigan and Fresno State prepared for the California Bowl football game today at 1 p.m.
"Western Michigan has much more speed than any other MAC (Mid-American Conference) team that has played here," Fresno State Coach Jim Sweeney said.
Bronco Coach Al Molde agreed but hinted that Fresno State may be faster.
"We probably had more quickness than any other team in our conference," Molde said. "I'm not sure how we compare to the Big West teams, but I know Fresno has outstanding speed, and no one that we have played has close to that kind of speed."
Both teams bring 9-2 records into the eighth annual game at Fresno's 30,000-seat Bulldog Stadium, which annually matches the champions of the MAC and the Big West Conference, formerly the Pacific Coast Athletic Assn.