1. Who should get the awards: Offensive Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Special Teams Player of the Year, Freshman of the Year, and Coach of the Year?
Obviously, this comes a day after the MAC announced the winners of these awards. I have no qualms about any of them. I think Jarvion Franklin was easily the best offensive player of the season in the MAC, despite playing his final three games injured. Quentin Rollins was a stud on defense and Scott Secor drilled kick after kick this year.
Of course Fleck got his team to make a 7 win jump from a year ago with a young team and nearly won a share of the MAC West.
2. Predict the championship game outcome.
This should be a good game. NIU hasn't won pretty, but has won. BG has a high powered offense, but has gone 0-3 against the 2nd, 3rd, and 5th best teams in the West. After watching Drew Hare in person, you can see why NIU should win: a solid run game matched up with a scrambling, game-management quarterback usually always results in wins. Even if Hare is off, the NIU defense is better than the Bowling Green defense, and should shut down a slightly beat-up Falcon team. I have NIU 31, BGSU 17
3. Predict the MAC bowl invitations. If you want to get crazy, predict the opponents.
GoDaddy Bowl: NIU
Potato Bowl: Central Michigan
Bahamas Bowl: Bowling Green
Camelia Bowl: WMU
Boca Raton Bowl: Toledo
Ohio sits at home, as they should.