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No. 13 WMU holds on, beats Ohio 29-23 in MAC title game

With a conference championship finally in tow and his team's unbeaten record still intact, P.J. Fleck stopped holding back.

Before he was even asked about it, the Western Michigan coach made it clear where he thought his team should be headed next.

"We deserve to be in the gosh darn Cotton Bowl," he said. "Period. Write it down."

The 13th-ranked Broncos might indeed end up there, but only after holding on for a dramatic 29-23 victory over Ohio on Friday night in the Mid-American Conference title game. WMU wrapped up its first MAC championship since 1988 when Robert Spillane intercepted a pass with 51 seconds remaining.

The Broncos (13-0, No....

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