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2016 MAC Pick’em - Week 3

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Non-conference play is halfway through. Get your picks in

Pick'em Logo Brandon Fitzsimons

Another week down, another crazy week in the MAC. We saw CMU win in controversy, Kent State and Miami lose to FCS teams, and a bunch of rain. We also have a new winner for this past week, so please congratulate bgfather on his Week 2 win!

Full scoring breakdown here. The first cumulative totals won’t be out until October. Until then, use your math skills.

I’m not going to waste any time in getting to this week’s picks.


Ohio vs Tennessee - Sure Ohio, you can beat Kansas. But they’re a glorified FCS team anyways. Let’s see if you can beat Tennessee. Oh, and if Sebastian Smith can get healthy and dominate soon, that’d be great. k thx

Middle Tennessee State vs Bowling Green - I honestly have no clue who’ll win this game. BG has been ugly this year. MTSU just lost to Vandy. I’ll go with the Blue Raiders because their offense hasn’t looked terrible (pitiful?)

Akron vs Marshall - Sorry Zippy, but I gotta go with Marshall. The MAC is just bad this year outside of CMU, WMU, and Toledo.

Eastern Kentucky vs Ball State - The MAC already has 3 FCS losses this year. We’re two weeks into the season. Don’t make it three, Cardinals.

Fresno State vs Toledo - The Rockets look so good this year. That game against BYU in two weeks is gonna be fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuun

UNLV vs Central Michigan - Gifted win aside, the Chippewas easily beat the spread against OK State on Saturday, and hung tough with a solid team. They may have lucked into the win, but the 59 minutes, 56 seconds before that final sequence showed everyone that CMU is indeed one of the top players in the MAC after their poor showing in the opener.

San Diego State vs NIU - I feel for Huskie fans. Ok, maybe I don’t. But I feel for Drew Hare. Worked his ass off to get back on the field, then breaks his ankle. Terrible thing to happen. As for the fans, get comfy, because it’s gonna be a loooooooooooooooooooong season.

Monmouth vs Kent State - Good thing Kent State has two FCS teams on their schedule this year. Gotta get the easy win somehow, AMIRITE?

Western Kentucky vs Miami - This game screams bad news for a team that just dropped a game to Eastern Illinois, aka the Fighting Romos (or Garappollos if you please)

Western Michigan vs Illinois - Let’s do this. I was deprived of the Cubit Bowl when Illinois fired the former WMU coach in favor of Lovie Smith, and now WE GET REVENGE. TO ARMS!

Eastern Michigan vs Charlotte - Ok, so the Mizzou game didn’t go quite so well. Charlotte is here for you to punch all the sadness away.

Buffalo vs Nevada - uhhhhhhhhhhhhhh............Nevada? Let’s go with body clocks and hope it sticks. Both of these teams are bad.