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MAC Football Week 6 TV Schedule and Overview: When and What To Watch For

We're in the thick of MACtion season with six conference games this weekend. Ball St. is the lone MAC team playing a non-conference game in a week full of important and interesting match ups, including a rematch of the 2012 MAC Championship game.

Kyle Pohl will have a front row seat to this week's MACtion.
Kyle Pohl will have a front row seat to this week's MACtion.
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Saturday, Noon Eastern Michigan 1-3 (0-1) Buffalo 2-2 (0-0) ESPN GamepPlan / ESPN Regional / WatchESPN / ESPN3
The Eastern Michigan Eagles return to action to face a Buffalo team fresh off a resounding victory. EMU is bad, Buffalo might be good. Watch for Bronson Hill vs Khalil Mack. Joe Licata, Bo Oliver and Alex Nuetz should have an easy day against the Eagles defense. Then again, it took five overtimes for Buffalo to put away Stony Brook so anything can happen in this one.
Saturday, Noon Ball State 4-1 (2-0) Virginia 2-2 (0-1 ACC) FOX Sports Net / ESPN GamePlan / ESPN3
The Ball St. Cardinals are flying high, and close out their non-conference season this week with a game on the road at Virginia. The Cavaliers offense isn't very good, so as long as BSU's prolific offense can get going with few problems, this should be an easy road victory for the current MAC West leaders.
Saturday, 1 p.m. Central Michigan 1-4 (0-1) Miami 0-4 (0-0) ESPN3
Cooper Rush and CMU get a break this week on the road against a horrible Miami team. But as bad as Miami has been, if Rush continues to give the ball away, the RedHawks could find a way to win this one. It's unlikely, but stranger things have happened.
Saturday, 2 p.m. Ohio 3-1 (0-0) Akron 1-4 (0-1) ESPN3
The Ohio Bobcats head to Akron for a game that originally looked like an easy road win. But after Kyle Pohl and the Zips's recent performances, the 'Cats are in store for a tough game. Pohl will have a steep test in a stout Ohio secondary, while the Bobcats will need to get the ball moving on the ground early to stop Akron from pulling off the upset.
Saturday, 3 p.m. Western Michigan 0-5 (0-1) Toledo 2-3 (1-1) ESPN GamePlan / ESPN3
P.J. Fleck's Broncos head to Toledo to face a Rockets team that is far better than its 2-3 record should suggest. Considering how easily Dri Archer and the Golden Flashes picked about WMU's defense in Week 5, Toledo's David Fluellen and Terrance Owens should have their way with the Broncos in this one.
Saturday, 3:30 p.m. UMass 0-4 (0-0) Bowling Green 4-1 (2-0) ESPN GamePlan / ESPN3
Man will this be a one-sided affair. UMass is reeling in the wake of frustrating losses, injuries and scandal. BG has the conferences best defense, by a mile, and now possesses one of the MAC's best offensive attacks. UMass has played teams tough at times this year, but if Matt Johnson and Travis Greene get going early expect a lopsided victory.
Saturday, 3:30 p.m. No. 23 Northern Illinois 4-0 (0-0) Kent State 2-3 (1-1) Time Warner SportsChannel / ESPN GamePlan / ESPN3
The Huskies, fresh off a historic win and a national ranking, get a rematch of 2012's MAC Championship game. Kent State has been confusing this season, but with Archer back last week, the Golden Flashes looked a lot like last year's model. With how bad the Huskies defense has looked, they could be in for a scare this weekend. At home, Kent St. could end NIU's BCS-busting dreams before they get too far.