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Hustle Belt MAC Pick'em: Welcome to (the MAC) Thunderdome!

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It's time to enter MAC play. That means more points per game and more shuffling in the standings. It's time to separate the awkwardly feminine from the possibly Canadian in this week's pick'em.

That was a fun week.

Despite very few upsets, and only the Kansas-CMU game seemingly separating the few at the top, we had quite a few perfect weeks.  24 to be exact.  Yeah, it was easy.

However, a majority of those didn't detail their picks and thus missed out on an easy, and eventually crucial three points.  In the end, we had FOUR winners:  Dougienix, istark90, Mark26pt2, and td3.  Congrats.

Here is the weekly breakdown for points.  Email me if you have an discrepancies and we'll go review.

As promised, I compiled the cumulative totals this weekend and am delivering them to you.  Our top 5 are pretty NIU heavy, so you other fans better work on trying to knock these guys off!  Dougienix leads all pickers with 56 points.  Here is the full breakdown.  Again, email me if you have any issues/questions.

So on to this week!  Only 1 point for detailed picks this week with three teams having off weeks.  Sorry, them's the breaks.  Don't forget to vote for Game of the Week either!

Week 5 Picks

Western Michigan @ Virginia Tech - The Hokies have had a rough go of things as of late.  Shane Carden tore them up before Georgia Tech snuck away with a victory late last Saturday.  Frank Beamer needs a win to regain some sort of confidence in Blacksburg, and a WMU squad that is still trying to figure out their defense is the best remedy for that.  Sure Jarvion Franklin might go for another 150 yard game, but Zach Terrell will need the game of his life to win.

Akron @ Pittsburgh - Kyle Pohl looked bad against Marshall.  He might look better against Pitt, but Conner will keep the ball in the Panthers' hands as they control the game and keep the Zip offense off the field.

Eastern Illinois @ Ohio - The Panthers are a shell of their former selves without Babers and Garappolo to lead them.

Bowling Green @ UMass - Sure the Falcons are without Matt Johnson and got drubbed by Wisconsin.  This is still UMass.

Kent State @ Virginia - If Ohio State can shut out the Golden Flashes, imagine what the Cavalier defense will do after shutting down BYU, Louisville, and UCLA.

Miami @ Buffalo - I believe.  Miami has been playing well, but have faced a hellacious schedule that has them 0-4 (forget Eastern Kentucky for a moment).  Buffalo is good, but I think Miami might just have it to pull the upset.  I'm going with them.

Central Michigan @ Toledo - The Chips have cost me 3 points the past two weeks, which is almost a full conference Game of the Week game.  The lack of Rawls and Davis are killing them and Toledo is starting to gain steam.  Toledo rolls over the Chippewas.

High: Toledo
Low: Kent State

Good luck everyone!