Last week was certainly full of excitement, from Northern Illinois tearing the Blue Hose apart to Bowling Green losing in Falcon Fast fashion. heck, we even have a new leader of the conference: the Ohio Bobcats, aka The Fighting Frank Solcihes.
This week looks to produce some similar results, as all MAC teams once again take the field in their non-conference schedules. With that said, let's take a look at the list:
|Date/Time||Home||Away||Where To Find It|
|Saturday 9/6, Noon||Toledo (1-0)||Missouri (1-0)||ESPN|
|Saturday 9/6, Noon||Penn State (1-0)||Akron (1-0)||ESPN2|
|Saturday 9/6, Noon||Army (0-0)||Buffalo (1-0)||CBS Sports Network|
|Saturday 9/6, Noon||Purdue (1-0)||Central Michigan (1-0)||ESPN News|
|Saturday 9/6, 2:00 p.m.||Kent State (0-1)||South Alabama (0-0)||ESPN3|
|Saturday 9/6, 3:00 p.m.||UMass (0-1)||Colorado (0-1)||ESPN3|
|Saturday 9/6, 3:30 p.m.||Iowa (1-0)||Ball State (1-0)||ESPN2|
|Saturday 9/6, 3:30 p.m.||Bowling Green (0-1)||Virginia Military Institute (0-1)||ESPN3|
|Saturday 9/6, 3:30 p.m.||Northwestern (0-1)||Northern Illinois (1-0)||Big Ten Network/BTN2|
|Saturday 9/6, 3:30 p.m.||Kentucky (1-0)||Ohio (1-0)||ESPNU|
|Saturday 9/6, 3:30 p.m.||Miami (0-1)||Eastern Kentucky (1-0)||ESPN3|
|Saturday 9/6, 4 p.m.||Florida (0-0)||Eastern Michigan (1-0)||SEC Network|
Last week we chose four highlighted games. Not counting the MAC matchup, the MAC went 1-2 in my selections. Let's see if I can do better this week.
#24/22 (AP/Coaches') Missouri Tigers at Toledo Rockets
This is it. The Big One. So big, it was picked up by The Mothership. The Glass Bowl will be filled to capacity as the Rockets, the new favorites in our MAC Power Rankings after a dismantling of New Hampshire, looks to tame their second cat-themed team in the Tigers, who are coming off a banner year in the SEC. Phillip Ely and crew will have their hands full, as Missouri needs every last victory it can get in order to even be considered for the playoffs. (Gotta love ESS EEE SEE footBAWL.)
Northern Illinois Huskies at Northwestern Wildcats
The Huskies are off to a fast start, after shredding the Blue Hose with three quarterbacks and what felt like eighty different running backs. The Wildcats look extremely vulnerable after falling apart at the seams last season, and losing their first matchup against the California Golden Bears, who aren't exactly that great.
Virginia Military Institute Keydets at Bowling Green Falcons
This matchup would be a total oversight if the Falcons had not allowed Western Kentucky's Brandon Doughty to grab the video game controller and thoroughly embarrass the Falcons defense like he did. (Did you see those numbers?) The Falcons offense also struggled out the gate, so it will be interesting to see how they recover against less stiff competition.
Akron Zips vs. Penn State Nittany Lions
Akron makes it again! Wow! You go, Zippy. After nearly taking the home opener against Michigan last year, the Zips look to play spoiler to Penn State's homecoming from Cork, Ireland. The Nittany Lions' jet lag, combined with team confidence after the slaughter of the Bison last week, creates a great opportunity for the Zips to finally come up B1G.
Well, that's all, folks. Now it's up to you not only to watch, but also to tell us what to watch. Which game should be our Game of the Week? Let us know in the comments!