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#MACtion Open Chat: Hallelujah, MAC season at least!

Praise our Lord and Savoiur Jordan Lynch and pass the craft beer: it's all conference matchups from this week forward!

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/looks around

/checks MAC schedule

/no non-conference matchups


This weekend marks an important point in the MAC season: it's the last all-Saturday weekend for the conferece, with weeknight games starting in week nine. Many teams are looking to stay afloat in the division races before getting into the tough short weeks and some other teams... are looking to just be competitive.

Of course, there are obvious storylines to watch. Toledo puts their #19 ranking at risk traveling to Amherst, one of the conference's best offenses clashes with one of the conference's best defenses in Dix Stadium, and Central Michigan looks to avenge a last-second loss at home to Ball State.

Here is how the schedule stands this week:

Time (in Eastern) Home Away TV/Streaming
1:00 PM Kent State (3-4) Bowling Green (5-2) ESPN3
2:00 PM Western Michigan (3-3) Miami (1-6) ESPN3
3:00 PM Ball State (2-5) Central Michigan (3-4) ESPN3
3:00 PM Massachusetts (1-5) #19 Toledo (6-0) ESPN3
3:30 PM Northern Illinois (4-3) Eastern Michigan (1-6) ESPN3
3:30 PM Buffalo (2-4) Ohio (5-2) American Sports Network/ESPN3

Remember: take a drink in the spirit of #MACtion, and don't be that guy in the comments section.


For all you amateur prognosticators that like to play Pick 'Em, here are the numbers for each of the matchups this week:

Bowling Green (91.5%) vs. Kent State

Miami vs. Western Michigan (97%)

Toledo (99%) vs. Massachusetts

Central Michigan (87%) vs. Ball State

Eastern Michigan vs. Northern Illinois (99%)

Ohio (76%) vs. Buffalo

Here are your top three high/low teams:

High teams:

Toledo (38%)

Northern Illinois (24%)

Bowling Green (16%)

Low teams:

Eastern Michigan (30.5%)

Miami (26%)

Massachusetts (24%)