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MAC Blogger Roundtable: Time For The Post-Season

Each week, the blogs of the MAC come together to discuss the comings and goings of the conference. This week, our friends over at Eagle Totem asked us some questions about the early post-season.

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.