We're right in the heart of the #MACtion! Next week starts the Tuesday/Wednesday night games that we all know and love, but first we have to get through last weekend's games.
Northern Illinois beat Eastern Michigan, despite the Eagles' best efforts to not lose. Western Michigan rowed the boat over, through, and under the Ohio Bobcats. Toledo narrowly avoided a homecoming upset vs. Blake Frohnaphel's arm and the rest of Massachusetts. Ball State beat the Akron Zips into a bit of amnesia, causing the Zips to forget they were one of the best teams in the East. Miami is the latest to leave the one-win club after beating Kent State. Finally, Central Michigan survived without Thomas Rawls and (for part of the game) Titus Davis against Buffalo.
What does this week have in store for us? Not a lot, actually.
|Date/Time||Home||Away||Where To Find It|
|Saturday 11/1, 1 p.m.||Eastern Michigan (2-6)||Central Michigan (5-4)||ESPN3|
|Saturday 11/1, 2:30 p.m.||Miami (2-7)||Western Michigan (5-3)||ESPN3|
Wow. So little #MACtion. Very much sadness.
Gotta make the picks anyways! I went a perfect 3-0 again, putting my record at 13-3! (Crap, thirteen is unlucky. Uh oh.) Since there are only two games, may as well go get 'em!
Seeing as this is a rivalry game, it will be a very close matchup for these two teams. Reginald Bell III appears to be the quarterback for now, though that didn't stop Brogan Roback from proclaiming he will see the field this week. Eastern actually boasts a very good front seven, with Great Ibe anchoring the line. Thomas Rawls is questionable to play, and it will be interesting to see how the Chippewa offense adjusts to Saylor Lavallii as the primary carrier; will Cooper Rush be forced to throw the ball more? This game comes down to a field goal, 26-23.
Western Michigan Broncos at Miami Redhawks
Western Michigan could clinch bowl eligibility for the first time in what feels like an ice age for Broncos fans with a win over the pesky and persistent Miami RedHawks. The RedHawks are coming off a victory over Kent State, and have started to click on both sides of the ball, while Zac Terrell and Jarvion Franklin continue to terrorize MAC defenses. with stunning efficiency. Miami is still developing, so Western should win by at least two scores.
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