2014 Mid-American Conference Football TV Schedule

ESPN will be in Buffalo as the Baylor Bears make good on a rare home-and-home series with a MAC team. - Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Thirty-four MAC football games will appear on television this fall, including the 2014 MAC Championship on ESPN2.

We're still more than a month away from the official start of the 2014 Mid-American Conference football season, and there's a lot we still don't know. for instance, how will the Bowling Green Falcons adjust to Dino Babers high-speed offense? Who will replace Jordan Lynch and Keith Wenning? Will Desmond Howard get some more of that Chilli he really loves at MAC press boxes?

These things, and so many more, are still relatively unknown, and will be until the season gets underway. But there's one thing we have a pretty solid idea about right now: That there will be a lot of MACtion on TV this year. In all 38 games are scheduled to appear on television this fall. Some of those are part of a multi-game scheduling option for ESPN, so the actual number of games that will wind up being broadcast on cable is actually 34, but it's still a pretty good chunk of action.

Toledo leads the way, thanks to a tough non-conference schedule, with seven televised games this fall. Bowling Green and Buffalo are right behind with six. Akron (5), Ball State (5), Eastern Michigan (2) Kent State (5), UMass (4), Northern Illinois (5) and Ohio (5) all also make multiple appearances on television. Central Michigan, Miami and Western Michigan each make one appearance on television this fall.

Sadly, after a strong showing in September, the MAC is mostly gone from television until November, save for a game on CBS Sports Network, and another on a cable network in Iowa (which is still on TV, so it counts).

For the purposes of this post, only games that will be broadcast over traditional TV systems count. Games that will be broadcast exclusively on digital networks such as ESPN3, MAC Digital Network, or Mountain West Network, do not count.

Here is the full breakdown:

UPDATE 7/17/2014: Several more games were picked up for television after this post was published. They've been added to the schedule below and the post above has been updated to reflect these changes.

DATE GAME TIME (ET) NETWORK
Friday, Aug. 29 Bowling Green at Western Kentucky 8 p.m. CBS Sports Network
Friday, Aug. 30 Western Michigan at Purdue noon ESPNU
Saturday, Sep. 6 Buffalo at Army Noon CBS Sports Network
Saturday, Sep. 6 Missouri at Toledo Noon ABC/ESPN/ESPN2
Saturday, Sep. 6 Akron at Penn State Noon ABC regional/ESPN/ESPN2
Saturday, Sep. 6 Central Michigan at Purdue Noon ESPNews
Saturday, Sep. 6 Ball State at Iowa 3:30 p.m. ESPN2
Saturday, Sep. 6 Northern Illinois at Northwestern 3:30 p.m. Big Ten Network
Saturday, Sep. 6 Ohio at Kentucky 3:30 p.m. ESPNU
Saturday, Sep. 6 Eastern Michigan at Florida 4 p.m. SEC Network
Friday, Sep. 12 Toledo at Cincinnati 7 p.m. ESPNU
Friday, Sep. 12 Baylor at Buffalo 8 p.m. ESPN
Saturday, Sep. 13 Indiana at Bowling Green Noon ESPNU/ESPNews
Saturday, Sep. 13 Ohio at Marshall Noon CBS Sports Network
Saturday, Sep. 13 Syracuse at Central Michigan Noon ESPNU/ESPNews
Saturday, Sep. 13 Umass at Vanderbilt Noon FOX Sports Net
Saturday, Sep. 13 Miami at Michigan 3:30 p.m. Big Ten Network
Saturday, Sep. 13 Kent State at Ohio State Noon ABC/ESPN/ESPN2
Saturday, October 4 Ball State at Army Noon CBS Sports Network
Saturday, October 11 Toledo at Iowa State 3:30 p.m. Mediacom Cable (Cyclones.TV)
Tuesday, Nov. 4 Bowling Green at Akron 8 p.m. ESPN2/ESPNU
Tuesday, Nov. 4 Toledo at Kent State 8 p.m. ESPN2/ESPNU
Wednesday, Nov. 5 Buffalo at Ohio 8 p.m. ESPN2/ESPNU
Wednesday, Nov. 5 Northern Illinois at Ball State 8 p.m. ESPN2/ESPNU
Tuesday, Nov. 11 Akron at Buffalo 8 p.m. ESPN2/ESPNU
Tuesday, Nov. 11 Toledo at Northern Illinois 8 p.m. ESPN2/ESPNU
Wednesday, Nov. 12 Ball State at UMass 8 p.m. ESPN2/ESPNU
Wednesday, Nov. 12 Kent State at Bowling Green 8 p.m. ESPN2/ESPNU
Tuesday, Nov. 18 Northern Illinois at Ohio 8 p.m. ESPNU/ESPN3
Tuesday, Nov. 18 UMass at Akron 8 p.m. ESPNU/ESPN3
Wednesday, Nov. 19 Bowling Green at Toledo 8 p.m. ESPN2/ESPNU
Wednesday, Nov. 19 Kent State at Buffalo 8 p.m. ESPN2/ESPNU
Tuesday, Nov. 25 Akron at Kent State 7 p.m. ESPN2/ESPNU
Tuesday, Nov. 25 Ohio at Miami 7 p.m. ESPN2/ESPNU
Friday, Nov. 28 Ball State at Bowling Green TBD ESPNU/ESPN3
Friday, Nov. 28 Buffalo at UMass TBD ESPNU/ESPN3
Friday, Nov. 28 Northern Illinois at Western Michigan TBD ESPNU/ESPN3
Friday, Nov. 28 Toledo at Eastern Michigan TBD ESPNU/ESPN3
Friday, Dec. 5 MAC Championship 7 p.m. ESPN2

Which game are you looking forward to the most?

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