It’s a rare opportunity to have a statement game this early in the season, but for the Eastern Michigan Eagles and the Ohio University Bobcats, that is the opportunity that presents itself today. Both teams feel like they are contenders for their divisions, and it is entirely feasible that this could be a preview of the MAC Championship Game in December.
Eastern Michigan comes into today’s contest at 2-0 fresh off a bye week following their thrilling upset of the Rutgers Scarlett Knights two weeks ago. Ohio comes in at 2-1, following their own P5 upset of the Kansas Jayhawks last week. Their sole loss was at the hand’s of the Purdue Boilermakers, one of the hottest teams in the country. Suffice to say, this one is a big one.
It’s put up or shut up time for the Eagles and Bobcats. While the loser isn’t out of the race for the MAC crown, the journey does become harder. With such a competitive conference with immense parity, wins are at a premium. For Ohio and EMU, Saturday marks the beginning of a hopefully championship season effort.
Your pertinent information...
Kickoff time: 2:00PM
Stream: WatchESPN app, pending cable provider
Weather: Sunny, 89°
Line: EMU -2.5
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