Since I didn’t get around to posting yesterday, I can include the East-division-deciding (probably) Tuesday night game, and once again it looks like the Ohio Bobcats are off to Detroit for the conference championship game, most likely against Northern Illinois. Miami will play Temple for 2nd in the division later this month. But first, the Saturday [...]
Miami beat Bowling Green last night in what wound up being a very compelling game that I wished I’d turned on before the end of the 3rd quarter. With fog so thick that the players were near invisible when the camera pulled back for kickoffs and such, Bowling Green bounced back from a 25-yard third quarter [...]
The MAC is into it’s completely insane November schedule, but since I didn’t write last week, I’ll cover the weeknight games we missed here as well as the games from Saturday.
Ohio 34, Buffalo 17- Thursday’s game held no great surprise, as Ohio keeps itself in the chase by handling Buffalo comfortably. Next Game: Ball State at [...]
Things went mostly according to plan in the MAC this weekend, with only a mild upset at the bottom of the standings disrupting the favorites’ day.
Northern Illinois 28, Western Michigan 21- This was a back & forth affair, with WMU leading 21-20 inside six minutes to play, but the Huskies responded with the winning touchdown to [...]
The MAC has finally reached the end of its loaded Saturday schedules, which is cool because previewing & recapping 7 or 8 MAC games every week gets a little tedious. Weeknight play begins next Thursday for the league.
12:00 PM- Northern Illinois at Western Michigan: The marquee game of the week in the MAC, as Western will [...]
Schedulers across the non-BCS universe have done a nice job arranging for back-loaded championship races in all 5 leagues. These are getting lost in the national race, of course, so here’s a look at some games to keep in mind as we steam toward the end of the year. We’ll give it another week or so, [...]
Business as usual in the MAC, for once, with the only result that might be considered a surprise was Ohio beating Miami soundly. Otherwise the bad teams lost and the good teams won. It might be worth noting that Akron does now hold the longest losing streak in the country, but they may go back & forth with New Mexico on that as the bye weeks shake out.
Temple 42, Buffalo 0- Perhaps the first big, complete game from Temple all season, as they set season highs for scoring total and margin of victory. Next Week: Akron at Temple, Miami at Buffalo
Ohio 34, Miami 13- The Bobcats just stuffed the Miami offense as they steadily added touchdowns to their total throughout the game. Ohio is now on a four game win streak after a sluggish start, and all four have been convincing wins. Next Week: Louisiana at Ohio, Miami at Buffalo
Kent State 30, Bowling Green 6- The wheels seem to have come off for the Falcons Read Post
The MAC is really the only league that doesn’t have an extra-light schedule this week. The MAC has tomorrow and one more normal Saturday, then November comes, and the MAC has games on 12 days over 4 gameweeks. It’s crazy- you’ll see. But to accommodate all that, many teams don’t have byes until that [...]
Another eventful weekend in the MAC, with further shifting in the balance of power, big comebacks, and the end of a miserable losing streak.
Miami 27, Central Michigan 20- This one should have gone to overtime, but the Chips missed a wide-open Miami receiver who sprinted away for a 71 yard game winner with 19 seconds left. Miami is just two games away from bowl eligibility. Next Week: Ohio at Miami, Central Michigan at Northern Illinois
Temple 28, Bowling Green 27- Bowling Green decided to go for two after scoring what should have been the tying touchdown late in the game, came up short, and saw Temple escape with this one. Of course, it shouldn’t have been that close, but Temple’s offense remains questionable. Next Week: Temple at Buffalo, Kent State at Bowling Green
Eastern Michigan 41, Ball State 38- This was a bizarre game. Read Post
We’re all up in the MAC this week, but seriously, they have a ridiculous amount of teams and, thus, games.
12:00 PM- Miami at Central Michigan: Central Michigan hasn’t beaten anyone with a decent record yet, but Miami would count at this point. Otherwise, I don’t have much a feel for this game. Line: Central Michigan by 12.5. Well, this one seems easy. I think it could go either way, but I don’t think CMU can be counted on to blow anybody out just yet. I think Miami steals this one, 21-18.
1:00 PM- Bowling Green at Temple: Two teams seemingly heading in different directions, although Temple needs to get its offense on track soon if they’re going to uphold their title of East favorites. Read Post