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MAC Football Television Schedule: Week 11

Time to separate the men from the boys: weeknight #MACtion cometh.

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Last week was hella scanty for games, although if you were a fan of Michigan MAC teams, it was kinda cool.

Once again, Central Michigan absolutely handled Eastern Michigan, even without Thomas Rawls in the lineup. Saylor Lavallii and Devon Spalding both ran for 2 TD's, with Spalding picking up 154 yards on 18 carries. Western Michigan picked up an expected win over Miami with Jarvion Franklin and Corey Davis once again handling the offensive load, combining for 4 TD's and 296 yards.

This week, weeknight #MACtion returns with double-header games on both Tuesday and Wednesday. (Thank the football gods.)

Date/Time Home Away Where To Find It
Tuesday, 11/4, 8 p.m. Akron (4-4) Bowling Green (5-3) ESPN2
Tuesday, 11/4, 8 p.m. Kent State (1-7) Toledo (5-3) ESPNU
Wednesday, 11/5, 8 p.m. Ohio (4-5) Buffalo (3-6) ESPNU
Wednesday, 11/5, 8 p.m. Northern Illinois (6-2) Ball State (3-5) ESPN2

I only had two games last week, but that's okay! I still went 2-0, to up the record to 15-3. There are four games here, so it's time to choose three of them!

Akron Zips vs. Bowling Green Falcons

Our first national weeknight broadcast of the season pits two teams that find themselves in similar situations. Akron has lost the last two games without their leader at quarterback in Kyle Pohl, throwing themselves into the maelstrom that is the middle of the MAC. Meanwhile, Bowling Green is only just now getting out of the rut they created at the start of the season for themselves; they lead the East by virtue of Akron's choker loss to Ball State. Bowling Green will be looking to exorcise some demons coming off a bye week after a loss against upstart Western Michigan, while Akron looks to return to some semblance of normalcy with Pohl back under center. The Falcons win on the road.

Ohio Bobcats vs. Buffalo Bulls

This is literally a game where you flip a coin and don't particularly care either way. If college football could end in a tie, that's what I would choose here. Both teams are a combined 3-6 in conference play, with combined wins against a struggling Miami, a hapless Kent State, and a currently-flailing Akron. Alas, there is a forced choice here. I take the offensive fireworks of Buffalo over Ohio's young and under-performing defense.

Northern Illinois Huskies at Ball State Cardinals

This game will still hold a lot of impact over the fate of the MAC West and MAC in general, even despite the fact that neither Ball State nor Northern Illinois are meeting expectations. The Cards have delighted in making life hard for MAC teams this season, upsetting both Central Michigan and Akron on the road. This time, they will be the host as they hope for more of the same magic under new signal caller Jack Milas. There is a lot riding on this game for the Huskies. NIU need a win here in order to keep up pace with Toledo in the MAC West race; otherwise, their title hopes could be all but over. It will be fun to see if the relatively young Huskies squad can handle such pressure. It's gonna be close, but Ball State has a tendency to show up on a big stage. Ball State by a score.

Questions? Comments? Concerns? Favorite weeknight #MACtion beverage?! Sound off in the comments!