MAC Football Week 2 Overview: When and How To Watch Every Game

"Oh, look I'm on TV." - Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

Looking for when all the #MACtion is on this week? Not sure where your game will be televised? No worries. We've got you covered in our Week 2 Overview.

Day & Time (ET) Road
Away Watch It
Sat, Noon Miami 0-1 Kentucky 0-1 FOX Sports Net/ESPN3
Kentucky may be a bottom-feeder in the all-mighty SEC, but the Wildcats whooped on Kent St. last season, 47-14, for their only FBS victory. Miami isn't nearly as good in 2013 as Kent St. was in 2012, so the RedHawks are in for a battle. Last week Miami was blown out by Marshall, while Kentucky lost a close one to a very good Western Kentucky team. Austin Boucher will need to play like himself from three seasons ago if the RedHawks want to win on the road.
Sat, Noon Eastern Michigan 1-0 Penn St. 1-0 B1G Network
Let the lsoing streak begin. EMU had a hard time beating Howard in Week 1, and now face Penn St., at Penn St. in Week 2. After this it's at Rutgers, vs. Ball St., at Army and the rest of the Eagles tough conference schedule. EMU could easily lose the next 11 games, starting with this one against the Nittany Lions. The only thing going for EMU is Penn St. is transitioning to a new QB this year, and didn't play fantastic against Syracuse in Week 1.
Sat, Noon** Bowling Green 1-0 Kent St. 1-0 ESPN3
Finally time for some MAC Conference play. A year ago Kent St. won the MAC East, thanks in large part to beating the Falcons 31-24. This time around Bowling Green appears to be the favorite, as the team's defense seems to have improved despite losing some key contributors. Plus, bruising back William Houston proved to be a real endzone threat for the Falcons in Week 1, while Dri Arher missed almost the entire Liberty game for the Golden Flashes. Kent St. is at home, and Archer seems like he should be OK to go in this one, but it may not be enough.
Sat, 1 p.m. Army 1-0 Ball St. 1-0 ESPN3
Army always seems to play MAC teams tough, including Ball St.. The Cardinals haven't lost to the Black Knights since 2009, but they struggled to get going in Week 1 against the FCS Illinois State Redbirds. Keith Wenning will need support behind him in the running game for Ball St. to win this one comfortably. The Cardinals defense will be tested as well as they will need to try and stop Army QB Angel Santiago who put up 221 total offensive yards and four touchdowns in Week 1.
Sat, 2 p.m. Maine 1-0 UMass 0-1 ESPN3
Believe it or not, UMass is being pegged by some as an underdog in this matchup. The Minutemen and Black Bears have a long history. For decades these two faced off as FcS-foe. Normally, it'd be understandable if UMass lost to Maine. But since moving to the FBS, one would like to think this rivalry would become one sided.
Sat, 3 p.m. New Hampshire 0-0 Central Michigan 0-1 B1G Network
A week ago, there is no way I would have picked CMU to lose. but after losing both Zurlon Tipton and Cody Kater in a horendous Week 1 drubbing, I've reversed ship. New Hampshire is a good FCS program, and CMU has no offense now. A strong showing from Alex Niznak is required if Chippewas' fans hope to get out fo this one with a win.
Sat, 3:30 p.m Toledo 0-1 Missouri 1-0 ESPNU/Watch ESPN
Toledo vs. the SEC: Round 2. Last week Toledo was pummeled by Florida. This week, they take on an easier foe, though still an SEC squad, in Missouri. The Rockets still aren't the favorites by any means, as the Tigers are in fact a good SEC team (not elite like the top half, but better than bottom dweller). Terrance Owens and David Fluellen need strong performances, and Toledo's young defense needs a strong showing as well. If those things happen, the MAC could actually beat an SEC team this year.
Sat, 3:30 p.m. Buffalo 0-1 No. 23 Baylor 1-0 FOX Sports Net
Buffalo put up one hell of a fight in Week 1 against the No. 3 Buckeyes. Week 2 sees the Bulls on the road against another Top 25 team, this time it's No. 23 Baylor. Before last week I would have predicted a slaughter in this game. But now, after Khalil Mack and the rest of the group got a few good punches in on OSU, I think it is possible (though not probable) that Buffalo could pull out a win. This is an opportunity for UB to show last week wasn't a fluke.
Sat, 6 p.m. James Madison 1-0 Akron 0-1 ESPN3
Akron needs this win. I can't put it any other way.  From here on out things get tougher for the Zips, exponentially. It's sad to say but Akron could lose this game as well. The Zips looked terrible against UCF, and were shutout. James Madison is a good FCS program too. Terry Bowden will need to pull of some coaching genius to pull this one out.
Sat, 7 p.m. Nicholas State 0-1 Western Michigan 0-1 ESPN3
Row, row, row your boat. Western Michigan is debuting its new game traditions in this one, which should provide more entertainment then the on field action itself. This game is going to be one sided with the Broncos coming away with the victory. Meaning there should be plenty of weird "bell tolling" on Nicholas State third downs.
Sat, 7 p.m. North Texas 1-0 Ohio 0-1 ESPN3
Ohio fans may not like to hear this, but their team could be 0-2 after this game. North Texas features a potent offense, and pummeled Idaho in Week 1. Injuries are already taking a toll on the 'Cats as well (Deja Vu anyone?). Starting offensive guards Jon Lechner and Sam Johnson are likely both done for the season, and starting linebacker Keith Moore and receiver Mario Dovell are both out. The 'Cats will need to outperform their lack of depth to pull out a win.
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