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College Football Odds: MAC Football Season Win Total Over/Unders For 2014

Spread Offense is back like vertebrae.

Spencer Platt

Your favorite Mid-American Conference prognostication resource returns with a vengeance. Last season witnessed a run of 10 consecutive winning weeks, before blowing it all and going 0 for bowl season. This year I'm joined by Ngandu Kasuku.

There are plenty of opportunities out there to get some action down on win total over/unders, but we're keeping everything in house for now. I'm setting the totals, Ngandu is telling you his best bet, complete with confidence points. We're exercising half wins with all 12.5 MAC schools, so the push ain't happening. Go big or go home. Of course we need to remind you that this is for entertainment purposes only, and also that few things are more entertaining than winning money betting on college football. Your 2014 MAC football win total over/unders:


Butchel College Zips: 6.5 wins

Over. A lot of this is banking on Terry Bowden being the coach most folks think he can be in Akron, but it won't be easy. Thankfully they get Marshall at home. Confidence Points: 3


Indiana Normal School Cardinals: 7.5 wins

Under. Without Wenning I see them taking a slight step back. Lembo's 13-3 at home at BSU, but they travel to Iowa to play the Hawkeyes, and have a tough trips to Bowling Green and Toledo. Confidence Points: 11


Bowling Green State Normal School Falcons: 8.5 wins

Over. Two Big 10 teams on the schedule, but the Falcons have everything going for them with Matt Johnson and Travis Greene back. Confidence Points: 4


University at Buffalo Bulls: 7.5 wins

Over. With only one opponent this year at home with a winning record, the schedule couldn't set up any better for the Bulls. Confidence Points: 12


Central Michigan Normal School and Business Institute Chippewas: 7.5

Over. I've got Central at 7-5 this year, improving by one win from last year; this puts us in line with the oddsmakers.However, they don't have the easiest schedule as they play Purdue, Syracuse and Kansas 3 weeks in a row, travelling to W. Lafayette and Lawrence. Both road games are winnable though as the Boilermakers and Jayhawks went a combined 4-20 last year. I have Purdue and Syracuse down as losses but the Chippewas could pull out either one. Confidence Points: 1


Michigan State Normal School Eagles: 3.5 wins

Under. I have EMU at 3-9 so this is a tough one. I have faith in new coach Creighton, but they're probably a year away from any seismic jumps in the win category. Confidence Points: 5


Ohio State Normal College at Kent Golden Flashes: 4.5 wins

Under. Tough call here. Schedule isn't exactly daunting but I don't see a big step forward. Confidence Points: 6


Massachusetts Agricultural College Minutemen - 2.5

Under. Arguably the weakest team in the FBS, I only see one win on the schedule (Eastern) and even that isn't a given. Confidence Points: 9


Miami University RedHawks - 2.5 wins

Over. The RedHawks play Michigan and Cincinnati on the road, and they open up with the Marshall Thundering Herd, so their work is cut out for them. Still, they should benefit from improved coaching with Chuck Martin at the helm, who compiled a 74-7 record on his way to back to back D-II national championships at Grand Valley State University. He went on to Notre Dame where he was the OC/QB coach most recently, and he brings along former 4-star ND transfer Andrew Hendrix. I see a 3-9 season for the Redhawks, which would be a 3 game improvement from last year. Confidence Points: 8


Northern Illinois State Normal School Huskies - 8.5 wins

Over. The Huskies are poised to make a return trip to the title game, even with Arkansas and Northwestern on the schedule. The Razorbacks were pretty weak last year and Northwestern looks a little weaker now that they've lost their star RB Venric Mark. They also get Ball State coming off of a bye. Confidence Points: 13


American Western University Bobcats - 6.5 wins

Over. The Idaho game may be a bit closer than folks think, but it will be their home opener. In total, just about all the tough ones (BGSU, Buffalo, NIU) are at home. Confidence Points: 10


Toledo University of Arts and Trades Rockets - 8.5 wins

Over. Toledo's schedule looks daunting at first glance, but they get Missouri, Central, Bowling Green & Ball State at home. In fact, they only play one team that had a winning record last year on the road (Northern Illinois). They travel to Iowa State who's coming off a 3-9 year last season, and that game looks to be very winnable. All of this assumes the QB situation in Toledo gets sorted out and there aren't any growing pains. Confidence Points: 7


Western State Normal School Broncos - 3.5 wins

Under. With road games against Purdue (albeit a weak Boilermaker squad), Virginia Tech, Bowling Green, and Ball State, their work is cut out for them. Confidence Points: 2