MAC Football Week 8 TV Schedule Overview: When, What And How To Watch

Rob Leifheit-US PRESSWIRE

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.

Day & Time (ET) Road
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Saturday, Noon Navy 3-2 Toledo 3-3 (2-1 MAC) ESPNews /WatchESPN
The Toledo Rockets return to action after a week off to take on the Navy Midshipmen. This one is on ESPNews, and can be streamed on WatchESPN with a valid cable subscription. The Rockets are looking to get above .500 for the first time this year, but are in for a challenge with Navy's 11th ranked rushing offense.
Saturday, 1 p.m. Akron 1-6 (0-3 MAC) Miami 0-6, 0-2 MAC) ESPN3
This is sort of The Futility Bowl 2.0, but not really. Akron has looked rather good at times this year, while Miami has looked awful and even lost to UMass. Akron has an opportunity to capture its first win against an FBS opponent since November 2010. While a win for Miami would be its first of the year and snap a 10-game losing streak dating back to 2012. This one will be streamed on ESPN3, per the usual.
Saturday, 1 p.m. Ohio 4-2 (1-1 MAC) Eastern Michigan 1-5 (0-2 MAC) ESPN3
The 'Cats are coming off a unexpected loss to CMU, while Eastern Michigan is coming off a brutal beat down at the hands of Army. Will Ohio bounce back and avoid its annual midseason spiral, or will Eastern somehow learn how to play a full four quarters and upset the 'Cats? Watch on ESPN3 and find out.
Saturday, 2 p.m. Ball State 6-1 (3-0 MAC) Western Michigan 0-7 (0-3 MAC) ESPN3
Keith Wenning and company head to Kalamazoo, Mich., to take on the 0-7 Broncos live on ESPN3. With the way the Cardinals have been putting up points on teams this season, WMU fans should be in store for a rough one. P.J. Fleck can really use his first win as a head coach, but it's highly unlikely it happens this week.
Saturday, 3 p.m. Kent State 2-5 (1-3 MAC) South Alabama 2-3 (1-1 Sun Belt) ESPN3
The Golden Flashes have worked their way through the toughest part of their schedule and are entering a stretch of easier games. Having said that, South Alabama is no cupcake. The Jaguars have notched impressive victories over Tulane and Western Kentucky in their second season in the FBS. Dri Archer will need to bounce back from an abysmal performance against Ball State to give KEnt State a chance. Watch it live on ESPN3.
Saturday, 3 p.m. No. 23 Northern Illinois 6-0 (2-0 MAC) Central Michigan 3-4 (2-1 MAC) ESPN3
NIU is well on it's way to another impressive season, but last week's narrow win over Akron likely has some Huskies' fans worried. CMU is riding high after its upset of Ohio a week ago. A win here gives e Chippewas a huge upset, but Northern Illinois is going to come out guns-a-blazing in hopes of improving its conference winning streak to 20 games. Watch it on ESPN3.
Saturday, 3:30 p.m. UMass 1-5 (1-1 MAC) Buffalo 4-2 (2-0 MAC) ESPN GamePlan / ESPN3
UMass just captured its first win of the year in a narrow victory over Miami in The Futility Bowl. Buffalo is coming off a stretch of four straight wins, three of which have been blowouts. Can the Minutemen build some momentum and bring the Bulls back down to earth, or will Buffalo's run of blowouts continue? This game is available on ESPN GamePlan, if you have that, but it's also available to be streamed on ESPN3, just like it should be.
Which game are you most looking forward to watching this weekend? Ltt us know in the comments section below.

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