Dammit EMU and NIU!
On a week when both were favored by our pickers to win, both lost and hurt people mightily. NIU was the Game of the Week, causing 4-point swings in the standings in a 17-14 loss to Boston College. EMU will receive more hate from the MAC community as the Survivor Pool a portion of MAC writers participate in had EMU over Army as the weekly favorite pick. Now, only 2 people remain left alive.
Anyways, @_pmgd was your winner last week with 13 points.
Week 5 brings with us a whole new monster: MAC play! Conference games are worth 2 points as a base worth, with Game of the Week doubling the points. Lots of things can happen between now and December. Let's get to it!
Saturday, October 3rd
Ohio @ Akron - Did you know that we have to wait UNTIL 2 PM for our first MAC game on Saturday? That's way too long. Booooooo. Oh, and Ohio rolls despite Akron looking improved with Thomas Woodson at QB.
Toledo @ Ball State - This is gonna be a good game. Kareem should be back, though, and the Rockets' offense will dominate that shaky Cardinal defense.
FIU @ UMass - My "Zombie Pool Pick of the Week" because EMU sucks. Go Froh!
NIU @ CMU - Almost tempted to go the other way here, but I think NIU is still good enough to show CMU up.
BGSU @ Buffalo - Buffalo's offense is what worries me the most. I don't think they have enough of it to keep up with Bowling Green.
Miami @ Kent State - DEFENSE IS NOT MACTION, KENT! Psst, Kent State has the 8th best defense nationally in terms of yards given up.
EMU @ #9 LSU - This is your penance, EMU. Fournette goes for 300 yards.....in the first half
High Team: Toledo
Low Team: EMU