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MAC Football Week 8 Coverage

Were almost two-thirds of the way through the season now as we roll into Week 8 of the college football season. Some things are starting to shake up around the MAC. Can Bowling Green and Ohio bounce back from tough loses? Will Northern Illinois finally slip up? Can Western Michigan and Miami finally capture a win? Follow along as we break down Week 8 of the MAC Football season.

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Hustle Belt Award Standings: Week 8

#MACtion is heating up. Are you ready for this week's award standings?


MAC Football Scores and Standings Roundup: Week 8

No new bowl-eligible teams this week, but Akron did manage to win its first game over an FBS school for the first time since Tron was released in theaters.


Ohio Blows Out EMU 56-28 in an Emotional Game

Following the death of EMU's Demarius Reed, the game still had to be played, as scheduled.


Buffalo Extends Dominance, Routs UMass 32-3

The Bulls' squeaker over Stony Brook was clearly a wake-up call. Although the level of their competition has not been great, it's hard to argue with blowouts. Their last four wins have been by an average of 37-7 with none by fewer than 28 points.


Kent State Suffers 38-21 Mauling By USA Jaguars

Dri Archer returned to form with over 200 all-purpose yards and two long touchdowns, but that could not overcome a leaky defense and several failures to score in Jaguar territory.


MAC Football Power Rankings: Week 8

There's some shuffling going on in the middle ranks as we wrap up another week of MAC Football.


Toledo Survives Double OT Thriller With Navy

This game featured plenty of rushing from both sides, but in the end it all came down to the feet of a pair of kickers, with Toledo's Jeremiah Detmer making the difference.


Akron Ended Years Of Futility In 1 Win Over Miami

Two teams entered, both among the bottom dwellers of the MAC, but when it was all over, Akron emerged with arguably the biggest win in its program's history.


NIU, Jordan Lynch Run Over CMU, Winning 38-17

The Huskies broke out in the second half on their way to a 38-17 victory over the Chippewas.


FINAL: Buffalo Downs UMass 32-3

The game started off sloppy and ugly, but by the end of it Buffalo did what it's been doing, and dismantled the UMass Minutemen 32-3. The game was relatively close at halftime, with Buffalo leading by 10, but the Bulls came out firing in the second half on the legs of senior running back Brandon Oliver.

Oliver had a huge day, breaking two school records. He passed James Starks for the Bulls' career rushing leader, and broke the school's single game carries record by running the ball 43 times in the victory. He finished the day with 216 yards and a score.

Bulls' sophomore quarterback Joe Licata bounced back from a rough first half, finishing the day 18 of 27 for 167 yards and a score. But the biggest star of the game was the Buffalo defense. The unit, minus Colby Way for most of the game, terrorized UMass' offense, outscoring the Minutemen 9-3. Khalil Mack picked off A.J. Doyle in the first half, running it back 32-yards for a score, and the Bulls forced a safety late in the third quarter to give the team its second straight game of holding a team without a touchdown.

For the Minutemen, it was a rough day all around. The defense showed more holes than cheese cloth, and the offense sputtered all afternoon. Doyle went 14 of 28 for 162 yards and the pick six, and the team as a whole managed just 85 rushing yards on 33 carries.

The win moves Buffalo into a tie for first place with Bowling Green in the MAC East standings, and keeps UMass on the bottom of the standings.


Final: Ohio Wins Big, 56-28 Over Eastern Michigan

Ohio was forced to punt early on in the third quarter from Eastern's 34 yard line and backed the Eagles up to start the drive from the 1-yard line. A few tough runs by Bronson Hill and a much needed 3rd down catch by Dustin Creel to keep the chains moving was the setup for a big scoring drive. First and ten on the EMU 38-yard line, Tyler Benz found Tyreese Russell downfield on the hash marks to his left for a 62 yard pitch-and-catch score to complete the 99-yard drive in 7 plays, evening out the score at 21 a piece.

It's funny how one costly mistake can change the whole direction of how a football game is going to go, isn't it? Well, that mistake was Benz's first interception of the game.

The 'Cats offense was held to a 3-and-out the very next drive, forced to punt with all of the momentum on EMU's side. Driving all the way back to the Ohio 4-yard line, Benz rolled out the the right, missing an open receiver in the end zone and threw an interception to Devin Bass. Ohio's very next play was an 80-yard pitch-and-catch from Tyler Tettleton to Chase Cochrain.

Benz would later throw a second intreception later in the quarter to Xavier Hughes, which would end Benz's day and sent Brogan Roback onto the field for the next couple of drives.

This all led to a snowball effect, giving Roack and Mark Ianotti a little bit of playing time under center for Eastern Michigan as well as JD Sprague for the men in black.

Tettleton had himself a day. He completed 23 out of 30 passes for 375 yards with four touchdowns and an interception, but that didn't really have a big negative effect on the scoreboard. I mean, a blowout's a blowout. I doubt the guy's going to lose sleep for not getting that fifth touchdown pass. His main target, Donte Foster, exceeded all expectations for his single-game accomplishments. Foster caught 11 passes for 143 yards with a long of 44 and a touchdown.

As for Hill, he led the way for the Eagle offense. 23 carries for 258 yards and a touchdown. Benz finished the day throwing 12-for-22 for 151 yards in the air, 11 on the ground, with a pair of touchdowns and a pair of interceptions. Creel had five receptions for 56 yards and a touchdown.


Ball State Pounds Western Michigan 38-17

Two teams, two completely opposite seasons.

Ball State (7-1, 4-0) has a MAC Player of the Year Candidate in Keith Wenning, the next "MAC Coach to make the jump to the Bigs" coach in Pete Lembo, and the very realistic hopes of a MAC Championship after drubbing the Western Michigan Broncos (0-8, 0-4) 38-17 Saturday afternoon in Waldo Stadium.

Wenning broke the Cardinal career passing touchdown record by throwing his 75th TD pass to Zane Fakes in the 3rd quarter.  He finished with 326 yards on 25-for-38 passing and 3 TDs in all.  Jahwan Edwards and Horatio Banks provided a solid rushing attack for Wenning, combining for 159 yards on 31 carries, with each getting a rushing TD.  Willie Snead, Fakes, and Jamill Smith combined to become a three-headed monster for targets.  They finished with a touchdown apiece, and had 17 of Wenning's 25 completions for a total of 211 yards.

Meanwhile, Western Michigan has question marks all over the field outside of running-back and WR1, a coach who seems at times lost in his position, and a fanbase in fever of hoping to avoid the first 0-fer season in program history.

Back-up QB Zach Terrell, making his 2nd straight start for the injured Tyler Van Tubbergen, went 19-for-34 for 204 yards including a touchdown to fellow freshman Corey Davis.  Terrell did throw an interception, but it was a failed Hail Mary play to end the 1st half.  His play all but made a solid case to start the young man for the rest of the season.

Another player who proved his might was senior runningback Dareyon Chance, who finished with 120 yards on just 14 carries, including gains of 49 and 43 yards, his top two career longest runs.  Davis finished with 103 yards on 9 catches, and just his 3rd TD of the season.

However, the offense stalled often, getting 3 and outs or 4 and outs on many drives.  The defense did play decent, but not well enough on big 3rd downs when they could've stopped Cardinal drives early.  In all, it'll be a long week for P.J. Fleck, as his 0-8 Broncos head to Foxboro to take on an equally weak UMass team.

The Ball State Cardinals head to Akron next weekend to take on the Zips, who finally beat a D-I program for the first time in ages themselves.


Northern Illinois defeats Central Michigan 38-17

Jordan Lynch capped a 300 plus yard rushing day with three touchdowns as Northern Illinois imposed its will over CMU in the second half in defeating Central Michigan, Lynch set the Kelly/Shorts Stadium record for all purpose yards leading his team to a dominating performance over the Chippewas.

Turnovers and penalties plagued CMU, which stayed with NIU late into the fourth quarter. With CMU down 24-17 midway through the fourth quarter, the Chippewas faced a key third and seven near midfield. NIU used a strategic time out to contemplate the situation. A hard pass rush resulted in CMU quarterback Cooper Rush being sacked. That was as far as CMU would get the rest of the way.

Jordan Lynch scored on a five yard run on the ensuing drive for NIU. Lynch's final TD of the day iced the game for the Huskies. Cameron Stingily capped of the scoring with a late 19 yard touchdown run to finish the scoring.

Lynch's performance overshadowed a game effort by CMU that was hampered by a key fumble by CMU deep in NIU territory and an interception that led to an NIU first half touchdown. However, it was a great day for Lynch and the Huskies as they remain undefeated and improve their overall record to 7-0 and 3-0 in MAC play.


FINAL: South Alabama 38 - Kent State 21

Kent State was overmatched, overworked and outplayed Saturday afternoon, and it was clear early on as the Golden Flashes fell to South Alabama 38-21.

Early on the Flashes' defense had trouble slowing the no-huddle spread offense that the Jaguars brought to the table, and it led to Kent State trailing 17-7 at half. Ross Metheny picked the Kent State secondary apart, completing passes an an unearthly rate and leading the South Alabama offense down the field with ease. Though he finished the game without a passing touchdown, he added a score on the ground and was the main reason the Jags rushing attack was unstoppable.

All told they rushed for 259 yards and four touchdowns as a unit against a Kent State defense still ravaged by injuries.

David Fisher struggled in the first half filling in for injured starting quarterback Colin Reardon, but got the ball moving for Kent State late in the game. He throw for two scores in the fourth quarter, including one with just six seconds on the clock. He finished the game 14 of 26 for 141 yards and two scores, and no interceptions. He also added 106 yards on the ground for the Golden Flashes.

Despite the rest of the team's struggles, Dri Archer once again showed why he's one of the best play makers in college football. He finished the day with 199 total offensive yards, on 12 touches, including a 73-yard rushing touchdown and a 74-yard receiving touchdown.

Full recap coming later.


Buffalo Laeds UMass 13-3 At Halftime

After the previous three weeks, the Buffalo Bulls were expected to manhandle the UMass Minutemen, but halfway through the game they lead just 13-3.

In fact, the Bulls were scoreless through the first quarter as both teams struggled to get anything going offensively. Buffalo broke the scoreless tie five seconds into the second half on a 44-yard field goal, but still has yet to notch an offensive touchdown. The lone Buffalo TD came on an impressive 35-yard interception return by Khalil Mack. Buffalo tacked on a second field goal late in the second half.

UMass broke its scoreless drought as time expired in the first half on a 42-yard field goal by Blake Lucas, just his second of the season.

Neither offense has found success in the sloppy weather, though Brandon Oliver has rushed for 94 yards on 21 carries. Bufalo has outgianed the Minutemen 154 to 130. For UMass though, the offense took a huge blow late in the second quarter with the ejection of tight end Rob Blanchflower. He was tossed for taking a swing at a Buffalo defender who wouldn't let go of his legs after the play had been called dead.


Chippewas and Huskies are tied at the half

Neither team has pulled away as the Northern Illinois Huskies are tied with the Central Michigan Chippewas 14-14. CMU's quarterback, Cooper Rush, opened the scoring with 6 minutes left in the first quarter on a 9-yard touchdown pass to Titus Davis. The Huskies countered on their next drive, going 75 yards on 11 plays - capped off with a 9-yard TD pass to Tommylee Lewis.

On the next Chippewa drive, Rush struck deep, hitting Andrew Flory for a 36-yard TD pass. But not to be outdone, Jordan Lynch ran for his first TD of the game midway through the second quarter. The Huskies had a chance to take the lead late in the half, but with less than a minute left, Lynch had a pass deflected and intercepted.

Lynch has not been effective, going 18-27 for 134 yards, but added 84 more on the ground. His rival, Rush, has gone 12-23 for 213 yards and both CMU TDs.


HALFTIME: Kent State Trails South Alabama 17-7

The Golden Flashes are missing redshirt freshman starting quarterback Colin Reardon right about now, as they find themselves trailing on the road against South Alabama 17-7 at halftime.

David Fisher, filling in for Reardon who is out with a sprained ankle, is struggling and is just 2 of 6 in the first half, while Dri Archer is doing his best to make up for the slack with 105 rushing yards, and Kent State's lone score on the half.

Stats are unavailable at this time, and the second half is currently underway.


FINAL: Akron Beats Miami 24-17

It had been 28 games, or 1,058 days, since Akron last beat an FBS team, until today. But Saturday in Oxford, Ohio the Zips snapped that streak with a 24-17 win over the Miami RedHawks.

Akron also captured its first road win since 2008 and its first win in Yager Stadium since 1939 with the victory.

The Zips cruised out to a 21-7 lead midway through the third quarter, and seemed in full control of their destiny. A early fourth quarter field goal made an Akron win seem all that much more certain. But of course ending a streak defined by futility requires some head-scratching moments, even against the 0-7 RedHawks.

Austin Boucher threw a 44-yard bomb late in the fourth to cut the Zips' lead to just 10 with under five to go. A few minutes later Miami tacked on a 52-yard field goal to bring the game within a score. But Akron wasn't having it. The Zips recovered the onside kick, and managed to convert a crucial 4th and 2 to seal the victory.

Jawon Chisholm led the Zips with three rushing scores on the afternoon, along with 84 yards on the ground. Kyle Pohl played a good game from the management aspect, going 23 of 32 for 227 yards and no picks.

Miami, despite the loss, showed progress for a third consecutive week. Boucher had his best game of the season, going 23 of 34 passing for 226 yards and a pair of scores. He helped ignite the RedHawks' offense late in the fourth and almost ruined Akron's historic afternoon.

Full recap coming later.


FINAL: Toledo Wins 2OT Thriller, 45-44

It all came down to the feet of two kickers.

After trailing 14-10 at halftime, the Toledo Rockets took over on the backs of David Fluellen and Kareem Hunt. Shortly after Fluellen exited the game early in the fourth with a knee injury, the Rockets led 31-21 and seemed in full control of their destiny. Then Navy fired back, with another rushing touchdown by quarterback Keenan Reynolds

The Midshipmen's kicker Nick Sloan nailed a 40-yard field goal as time expired to send the game into overtime.

The two teams traded scores in the first overtime, each punching the ball in on one-yard runs. Navy got the ball to start the second overtime, and scored immediately, except for one little problem. Sloan shanked the extra point, putting Navy up 44-38 with Toledo taking over.

Terrance Owens hooked up with Bernard Reedy on a 20-yard score, and Jeremiah Detmer's golden foot sailed the extra point through to give the Rockets the thrilling 45-44 victory.

Recap coming later.


BSU @ WMU: Wenning Creating Havoc

Keith Wenning and Company are moving the ball well in the 2nd quarter after a slightly disappointing first.  Nevertheless, due to defensive stoutness, the Ball State Cardinals lead the Western Michigan Broncos 17-3 at the half.

Wenning is 16-for-25 for a TD and 201 yards and Horatio Banks has added an additional 56 yards on 7 carries and a TD on the ground.  Wenning has found Jamill Smith and Willie Snead for a combined 10 catches for 130 yards and the touchdown between them.

Meanwhile, WMU has all been shut-down after a decent opening drive which saw them score only their 4th, 5th, and 6th points of the 1st quarter all season.

Zach Terrell is 8-for-13 for 96 yards and threw just 1 INT, a failed Hail Mary to end the half.  Dareyon Chance has added 60 yards on 6 carries as well, but 49 of them came on 1 huge carry on that opening drive.  Corey Davis has 4 catches for 50 yards as well.

WMU will receive the ball to start the 2nd half.


Halftime: Ohio up on EMU 21-14

A very emotional game in Ypsilanti for obvious reasons. All players have #2 stickers on the back of their helmets and wearing armbands with the number 2 on them. As the players ran through the tunnel, Demarius Reed's jersey was held by a player and who I believe is a team manager as they led the way to the sidelines. All of the players walked up and touched their friend's jersey. This was followed by short moment of silence.

With all of these emotions running high at Rynearson Stadium, Tyler Allen took the opening kickoff all the way to the house for 90 yards, putting the Eagles up to an early 7-0 lead. It doesn't matter who you are or who you root for, that was a very special moment in Ypsi.

For Ohio, quarterback Tyler Tettleton led the way in the first half. He's completed 11 out of his 16 attempted passes for 167 with a pair of touchdowns. Both scores were in the first quarter. Tettleton looks very poised, but every quarterback should look comfortable when your offensive line gives you enough time to wash, dry and fold your laundry before you have to throw the ball.

Down by 14, Tyler Benz found Dustin Creel on a post route in the end zone, coming down with the touchdown catch with contact from the Bobcat defense. Creel is the leading receiver for the Eagles with four grabs for 44 yards. Benz is 10-for-18 for 80 yards, thusfar.

The 'Cats drove the length of the field in their final possession in the half for their fourth appearance in the red zone, where they've scored all three previous times in that neighborhood. Tettleton's pass was tipped by his own receiver and into the hands of linebacker Ike Spearman with a little over 2:00 to go; more than enough time to get some points up on the board before halftime. However, Bronson Hill's number was called each time as the Eagles ran the clock out on four plays for 29 yards.

The Eagles will be kicking off to Ohio at the start the second half.


David Fluellen Suffers Apparent Knee Injury

There's bad news out of Toledo. Rocket's senior running back David Fluellen took an awkward hit early in the fourth quarter on an 8-yard run.

Fluellen was having a monster game before getting hurt. He had rushed for 153 yards and a score on 19 carries. He has 999 rushing yards on the season and is one of the nation's leading rushers. There's no word on how severe the injury is.

HALFTIME: Akron, Miami Tied At 7-7

It's halftime in Yager Stadium and Miami and Akron are tied at 7-7 in one of the weirder games you'll ever see. Akron leapt out to an early 7-0 lead over the 0-6 RedHawks after blocking a Zac Murphy punt deep in 'Hawks territory, and rushing the ball in four plays later.

It appeared the Zips were in control, and then they did what they do best: Derp.

Akron has fumbled the ball twice, both on crucial drives, including at the end of the first half. Kyle Pohl completed an 11-yard pass to Franshon Bickley for what should have been the go-ahead score, instead, Bickley fumbled the ball at the goal line, keeping the game knotted up at halftime.

Miami hasn't just benefitted from Zips mistakes, the offense is actually playing fairly well. The 'Hawks outgained Akron in the first half (Akron now leads 206 yards, to 109), and managed to score near the end of the first on a Austin Boucher 6-yard pass to David Frazier to tie the game up.

Boucher has played his best game to date, and is 8-for-12 with a score and no turnovers. But Miami is still having problems gaining significant yardage on plays and is averaging just 3.5 yards per play. Conversely, Pohl is 17 of 22 for 172 yards and has received moderate support from his run game. If Akron can limit turnovers in the second half, it should be able to come out of Oxford, Ohio with its first FBS victory since November 2010.


HALFTIME: Navy Leads Toledo 14-10

This one should be much, much worse than it actually is, but somehow Toledo finds itself very much in the game at halftime, trailing 14-10.  The Rockets' defense looks lost in its matchup against Navy's triple option offense. Perpetually lost.

The Midshipman have rushed for 207 yards on 41 carries, and has actually thrown for a passing touchdown. They struck first, finishing off an 8-play 75-yard drive with a two yard rushing touchdown by Chris Swain. Toledo responded with a 47-yard field goal by Jeremiah Detmer. If not for a Navy fumble on the Toledo 32-yard line early in the second half, the Rockets would likely be down three scores right now. Instead Jayrone Elliott scoped and score on a 68-yard fumble recovery. The Midshipmen responded just before halftime though with a 20-yard touchdown pass from Keenan Reynolds to Noah Copeland to give them the 14-10 lead.

But Toledo's offense has struggled. The Rockets have managed just 127 yards, and have turned the ball over once. Terrance Owens has looked bad, and if not for David Fluellen and Kareem Hunt, Toledo's offense would be existent.


WATCH: Toledo DE Jayrone Elliott Scoop & Score

Toledo's defense isn't elite, but there's one thing its very good at: Forcing turnovers. Early in the second quarter the Rockets did just that when Rockets' defensive end Jayrone Elliot forced a fumble by Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds at the Toledo 32. Elliot scooped the ball and scamped 68-yards for the score, even pulling off a nice over the shoulder double-clutch stiff arm. On the way. The fumble recovery for a touchdown marked the fourth straight game that Toledo's defense notched a scoop and score.


WATCH: Toledo's Jeremiah Detmer Kick a 47-yard FG

Jeremiah Detmer is a monster. The Toledo kicker entered the game having made 27 out of his last 28 field goal attempts, and midway through the first quarter he upped his numbers by nailing this 47-yard field goal from the left hash mark.

I mean, just look at that beautiful kick.


Zach Terrell To Start Against Ball State

It's official, Tyler Van Tubbergen will not start today against the Ball State Cardinals.  Instead, redshirt freshman Zach Terrell will make his 2nd career start and his 5th career appearance in a game.  TVT was injured two weeks against on the road against Toledo with an apparent concussion.  It was the 2nd time this season the fifth-year senior has had to leave a game with the head injury.

Terrell is 40-for-81 on the season for 489 yards and 2 TDs, both in the opener against Michigan State.  However, he has thrown 5 interceptions as well.  He will face a much more loose defense though today in the Cardinals, who have allowed 14 or more points in all 6 of their games this season.


EMU To Wear No. 2 Decals On All Helmets

Eastern Michigan suffered a tragic loss Friday with the homicide of junior wide receiver Demarius Reed. The Eagles are still scheduled to play their home game today vs. Ohio at 1 p.m., but they aren't forgetting Reed's memory. The team already planned a moment of silence before the game, and now it appears every player will be wearing Reed's No. 2 on their helmet in honor of the receiver.


David Fisher To Start At QB For Kent State Today

Well, it's official. Colin Reardon's sprained ankle is going to snap the redshirt freshman's seven game starting streak today as the Golden Flashes are turning to senior David Fisher to lead the way vs. South Alabama today.

Fisher has seen very limited action in his time at Kent State, so we're not quite sure of what to expect today, other than getting the running game going early likely just got a lot more important for the Golden Falshes' gameplan today.

MAC Football Week 8 GameDay Open Thread

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Kent St. Heads To Alabama To Face A Scary Offense

The Golden Flashes head to their fifth different state in six weeks to face a South Alabama team that has little problems putting up points. Can Kent State keep up with the Jaguars with Colin Reardon likely out for the game?


Toledo Faces A Potent Navy Rush Offense Saturday

Toledo will have its hands full Saturday against Navy as it searches for its fourth win on the season.


WMU To Wear Pink Helmet Decals Saturday vs Ball St

The Western Michigan Broncos will wear special pink decals Saturday to raise awareness for breast cancer research, but also in support of a coach whose family has been hit hard by the disease.


#HustleBag: What Would We Do If We Ruled the MAC?

It's time for the Hustle Bag again. This week we answer your questions about a duel between Zippy and Rufus, a possible Hustle Belt themed bowl, and what changes would be made if Hustle Belt ruled the MAC for a day.


UMass vs. Buffalo Preview

Last year, UMass beat Akron for their first win before falling to Buffalo the next week. This year, UMass is coming off their first win and once again the Bulls are waiting for them on the other side.


Ohio Looks Poised For A Big Game Against EMU

Ohio heads to Michigan Saturday to take on the EMU Eagles in a game that could get ugly. The 'Cats are coming off a frustrating loss, and EMU's defense has struggled to stop teams from scoring at will.


Phil Steele's Midseason All-MAC Teams

Halfway through the season, Phil Steele made his midseason All-conference teams. Find out what he had to say about the MAC.


Akron Finds Itself A Favorite Saturday vs Miami

The Zips have a shot at snapping their long-standing FBS-losing streak Saturday when they head to Oxford, Ohio to face a stumbling Miami team.


Can An Upstart CMU Team Knock Off No. 23 NIU?

The Big Dogs invade Kelly/Shorts Stadium on Saturday as the Huskies take on the Chippewas in our Week 8 Game of the Week.


Ball State, Western Michigan Square Off At Waldo

The Ball State Cardinals look to keep pace in the MAC West, while the Western Michigan Broncos are still looking for their first win


Keith Harris Jr. Has Season-Ending Ankle Surgery

The Huskies are without their primary backup at running back for the rest of the season, as it was announced Tuesday that sophomore Keith Harris Jr. was having season-ending surgery.


UMass vs. Buffalo: A Q&A With Bull Run

In preparation for the Minutemen's upcoming matchup with Buffalo, I caught up with our buddies over at UB Bull Run to answer some questions. All answers are by J. David Brand


Four MAC Tight Ends Named to Mackey Award Watch List

That's right, the MAC has FOUR players on a watch list for the nation's top tight end. UMass' Rob Blanchflower, Bowling Green's Alex Bayer, Ball State's Zane Fakes, and Eastern Michigan's Tyreese Russell were all named to the Mackey Award Midseason Watch List.


Spread Offense: Week 8 MAC Football Odds

We went .500 in our picks last week. Let's blame Northern Illinois.


Fresno, NIU Remain Top Dogs In Mid-Major Top 10

In the second installment of our Mid-Major College Football Top 10 poll we have some high risers, and Ohio drops from the poll completely.


Old Rubber Bowl Contents To Be Auctioned Off

The Akron Zips played their last game in the Rubber Bowl in 2008. Saturday, they're auctioning (mostly) the whole place off.


NIU Projected To Crash the BCS Ball Again

The latest bowl projections are in, and after starting the season 6-0, the Northern Illinois Huskies are now projected to win out and once again bust the BCS' bubble.


MAC Football Week 8 TV Schedule

Week 8 is almost upon us, and while we don't have any huge matchups this week, there are plenty of interesting shorelines to keep your eyes on as we inch closer to midweek MACtion.


NIU Remains No. 23 In Both Major Polls This Week

The Huskies stand pat in the rankings after struggling in their win over Akron.

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