The Central Michigan Chippewas and the Western Michigan Broncos are taking their annual battle for the Victory Cannon off-campus next season, according to a report by The Detroit News.
Per the report, Central Michigan and Western Michigan will meet at Ford Field in Detroit, Mich., on a Saturday in mid-October. Ford Field is home to the NFL’s Detroit Lions, the annual MAC Championship Game, and the annual Quick Lane Bowl.
Central Michigan and Western Michigan have never played football outside of their respective campuses in Kalamazoo and Mount Pleasant.
The Ford Field matchup will reportedly be officially announced this afternoon following the release of the 2020 MAC football schedule at 3:00pm ET.
Central Michigan and Western Michigan first met on the gridiron in 1907 and have played a total of 90 contests. The Broncos have recorded two consecutive victories in the series, winning most recently 31-15 in 2019, and now lead the overall series 50-38-2.
Central Michigan is scheduled to open the 2020 season on Saturday, Sept. 5 at home at Kelly/Shorts Stadium in Mount Pleasant against the San Jose State Spartans. Western Michigan is scheduled to open their season on the same day at home at Waldo Stadium in Kalamazoo against the Colgate Raiders.