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Friday Night #MACtion Open Chat: The B1G-MAC Challenge

No, you can't complete this B1G-MAC challenge at your local McDonalds! But you can at your local MAC school!

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After some exciting action last night, tonight promises to deliver even more #MACtion with a pair of B1G/MAC match-ups.

First up, we have the #5 team in the country heading to Kalamazoo to take on one of the hottest teams last year as Michigan State faces off against Western Michigan.  The Broncos made a huge 7-win jump last year, and they look even more talented in PJ Fleck's third year at the helm.  Meanwhile, the Spartans only lost two games all year, both to the teams that played for the National Championship.  They're good, but have some questions at secondary while replacing their defensive coordinator.

In the other match-up, Kent State looks to start strong following a rough year of their own as they face off against Illinois.  The Illini famously fired their head coach Tim Beckman last week, and appointed another former MAC coach, Bill Cubit, interim head ball coach for the season.  Can the Golden Flashes steal one in Champaign?


#5 Michigan State Spartans vs Western Michigan Broncos, 7 PM (ESPNU)

Kent State Golden Flashes vs Illinois Fighting Illini, 9 PM (BTN)

Follow us on Twitter for live updates from Kalamazoo, both on and off the field.  We'll be following the action in Illinois as well.  LET THE B1G-MAC CHALLENGE BEGIN!  (trademark pending)