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Central Michigan Chippewas at Ohio Bobcats: How to watch, game time, stream, open thread

It’s statement game time for both these squads on Saturday

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Historically, the Central Michigan Chippewas (2-3, 0-1 MAC) have usually had the upper hand on the Ohio University Bobcats (4-1, 1-0 MAC) when it comes to meeting on the gridiron.

In 32 meetings since 1972, the Chips have won 25 of those matchups in this cross-divisonal rivalry, including the most recent three matchups (2013, 2014 and 2016.) Alas, that’s what the history books say.

Fast-forward to 2017 and Ohio is in prime position could snap the three-game skid against CMU and claim their first victory since 2001 over the Maroon and Gold.

Ohio met former conference partner and MAC East for UMass for a wildly entertaining 58-50 win, where new starting quarterback Nathan Rourke collected four total touchdowns en route to the team’s third-straight victory.

CMU didn’t have as good of a time on Saturday, taking a 2-0 lead on a game-opening safety before falling by a final score of 28-8, due in part to a multitude of special teams miscues and untimely, game-changing penalties.

They’ll meet in Athens, Ohio for the first time sine 2013 in what will be a statement game for both squads.

Your pertinent information...

Kickoff time: 2:00PM

Television: None

Stream: WatchESPN app, pending cable provider

Weather: Partly sunny, 85°

Line: Ohio -10.5

Preview: here

Comment section below is your open thread for this game. Chat it up with other fans of MACtion!