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BGSU and Buffalo add MACtion to Rimington Trophy Spring Watch List

Tim McAuliffe and James O'Hagan in the running for the premier award for collegiate centers

Bowling Green's Tim McAuliffe anchors the Falcon offensive line
Bowling Green's Tim McAuliffe anchors the Falcon offensive line
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You thought that just because it was spring and the sports world was winding down there wouldn't be the patron sport of MACtion to discuss? You must be new around here. Tuesday saw the Rimington Trophy release it's Spring Watch List, and lo and behold, there was MACtion all up in it, as the Bowling Green Falcons landed Tim McAuliffe on the list along with MAC counterpart from up north, Buffalo BullsJames O'Hagan.

McAuliffe played in and started 13 games last season, starring on an offensive line that helped BGSU set new school records in points scored (591), first downs (389), passing yards (5,135) and total yardage (7,655). The Falcons averaged a MAC-best 366.8 yards through the air and also rushed for 180.0 yards per game, setting a new school record with 81 offensive touchdowns. O'Hagan started all 12 games in 2015 and anchored an offensive line that averaged 386.4 yards of total offense and 26.7 points per game. He is the only returning offensive line starter that started all 12 games in 2015. You can check out more on O'Hagan from the gents over at Bull Run, and you should.

Since its inception, the Rimington Trophy has raised over $2.6 million for the cystic fibrosis community. The award is overseen by the Boomer Esiason Foundation, which is committed to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis and has raised over $120 million for the fight against cystic fibrosis.

Dave Rimington, the award's namesake, was a consensus first-team All-America center at the University of Nebraska in 1981 and 1982, during which time he became the John Outland Trophy's only double winner as the nation's finest college interior lineman.