The #MACtion season officially kicks off this evening, with all 12 teams in action over three differrent broadcast windows.
Eastern Michigan and Kent State will be taking the field in the first broadcast window. These two teams, which are traditionally bottomfeeders, suddenly find themselves sustainably competitive for the first time in decades, and will have to beat the other program to make noise in their respective divisions.
This game should make a nice appetizer for fans finding #MACtion for the first time, as both sides present plenty of future NFL talent, perhaps most notably KSU QB Dustin Crum, whose ascent to stardom in 2019 has him catching the eyes of pro scouts this season.
Conditions in Kent, Ohio, are expected to be gorgeous for football, with a temp of 57 degrees and a light wind at kickoff. Kent State is a 4.5-point favorite, with an over/under of 66.5, per OddsShark.
You can read our game preview here.
Here’s how you can watch the game:
How to watch and listen:
- TV options: There are no television options for the game.
- Streaming options: The game will be stremed exclusively on ESPN+. A valid subscription is required, though you can sign up for a free seven-day trial on ESPN.com. The fee is $4.99/month.
- Radio options: You can listen to the Eastern Michigan broadcast on WEMU at 89.1 on your FM dial should you live in the area, or you can catch the streaming broadcast on wemu.org. If you prefer the Kent State broadcast, you can listen to it on the Kent State Radio Network.