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Mid-American Conference Football Schedules Released

The MAC Championship will be on Friday, December 2 at 7 p.m., and games 17 games will be nationally televised.

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The Mid-American Conference has released the football schedules for all 12 MAC teams today. In total, eight teams that finished in the final AP Top 25 poll from last season will play against select MAC teams: No. 1 Alabama vs. Kent State, No. 4 Ohio State vs. Bowling Green, No. 9 Iowa vs. Miami, No. 20 Oklahoma State vs. Central Michigan, No. 21 Wisconsin vs. Akron, No. 22 Tennessee vs. Ohio, No. 23 Northwestern vs. Western Michigan and No. 24 Western Kentucky at Miami.

The season opens up on September 1 with Central Michigan playing host to Presbyterian, and the MAC Championship game played at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan on Friday, December 2 at 7:00 p.m. (ESPN2). There will be 17 nationally televised games through ESPN2, ESPNU and CBS Sports Network.

Mid-week #MACtion begins on Thursday, October 27 with two games: Buffalo vs. Akron and Toledo vs. Ohio. Our first pair of Tuesday night games feature Northern Illinois vs. Bowling Green and Ball State vs. Western Michigan. Aside from Black Friday games, there will be nine days through the in-conference calendar with non-Saturday games.

Times for games to start will start being announced in June.

Akron Recruiting Banner

Date Opponent Notes
9/3 vs. Virginia Military Institute FCS
9/10 @ Wisconsin 2015 Holiday Bowl Winners
9/17 @ Marshall 2015 St. Petersburg Bowl Winners
9/24 vs. Appalachian State 2015 Camellia Bowl Winners
10/1 @ Kent State Wagon Wheel Rivalry
10/8 vs. Miami
10/15 vs. Western Michigan
10/22 @ Ball State
10/27, Thursday @ Buffalo CBSSN or ESPN3
11/2, Wednesday vs. Toledo ESPN2
11/9, Wednesday vs. Bowling Green ESPN2 or ESPNU
11/22, Tuesday @ Ohio ESPNU or ESPN3

Ball State Recruiting

Date Opponent Notes
9/2 or 9/3 @ Georgia State
9/10 @ Indiana
9/17 vs. Eastern Kentucky
9/24 @ Florida Atlantic
10/1 vs. Northern Illinois Battle for the Bronze Stalk
10/8 @ Central Michigan
10/15 @ Buffalo
10/22 vs. Akron
11/1, Tuesday vs. Western Michigan ESPN2 or ESPNU
11/8, Tuesday vs. Eastern Michigan ESPN2 or CBSSN. Election Day.
11/16, Wednesday @ Toledo ESPN2 or ESPNU
11/22, Tuesday @ Miami ESPNU or ESPN3

BGSU Recruiting Banner

Date Opponent Notes
9/3 @ Ohio State 2016 Fiesta Bowl Winners
9/10 vs. North Dakota FCS
9/17 vs. Middle Tennessee
9/24 @ Memphis
10/1 vs. Eastern Michigan
10/8 @ Ohio
10/15 @ Toledo Battle of I-75
10/22 @ Miami
11/1, Tuesday @ Northern Illinois ESPN2 or ESPNU
11/9, Wednesday @ Akron ESPN2 or ESPNU
11/15, Tuesday vs. Kent State ESPN2 or ESPNU
11/25, Friday vs. Buffalo TV TBD

Buffalo Recruiting Logo

Date Opponent Notes
9/3 vs. Albany FCS
9/17 @ Nevada 2015 Arizona Bowl Winners
9/24 vs. Army
10/1 @ Boston College
10/8 vs. Kent State
10/15 vs. Ball State
10/22 @ Northern Illinois
10/27, Thursday vs. Akron CBSSN or ESPN3
11/3, Thursday @ Ohio CBSSN
11/12 vs. Miami
11/19 @ Western Michigan
11/25, Friday @ Bowling Green TV TBD

CMU Recruiting Banner

Date Opponent Notes
9/1, Thursday vs. Presbyterian FCS
9/10 @ Oklahoma State
9/17 vs. UNLV
9/24 @ Virginia
10/1 vs. Western Michigan Battle for the Cannon
10/8 vs. Ball State
10/15 @ Northern Illinois
10/22 @ Toledo
10/29 vs. Kent State
11/4, Tuesday @ Miami CBSSN
11/15 vs. Ohio ESPN2 or ESPNU
11/22 @ Eastern Michigan Michigan MAC Trophy. ESPNU or ESPN3

EMU Recruiting Banner

Date Opponent Notes
9/3 vs. Mississippi Valley State FCS
9/10 @ Missouri
9/17 @ Charlotte
9/24 vs. Wyoming
10/1 @ Bowling Green
10/8 vs. Toledo
10/15 @ Ohio
10/22 @ Western Michigan Michigan MAC Trophy
10/29 vs. Miami
11/8, Tuesday @ Ball State ESPN2 or CBSSN. Election Day.
11/16, Wednesday vs. Northern Illinois ESPN2 or ESPNU
11/22, Tuesday vs. Central Michigan ESPNU or ESPN3

Kent State Recruiting Banner

Date Opponent Notes
9/3 @ Penn State
9/10 vs. North Carolina A&T FCS
9/17 vs. Monmouth FCS
9/24 @ Alabama Defending National Champions
10/1 vs. Akron Wagon Wheel Rivalry
10/8 @ Buffalo
10/15 @ Miami
10/22 vs. Ohio
10/29 @ Central Michigan
11/8, Tuesday vs. Western Michigan ESPN2 or CBSSN. Election Day
11/15, Tuesday @ Bowling Green ESPN2 or ESPNU
11/25, Friday vs. Northern Illinois TV TBD

Miami Recruiting Banner

Date Opponent Notes
9/3 @ Iowa
9/10 vs. Eastern Illinois FCS
9/17 vs. Western Kentucky 2015 Beach Bowl Winners
9/24 @ Cincinnati 121st Battle for the Bell
10/1 vs. Ohio Battle of the Bricks
10/8 @ Akron
10/15 vs. Kent State
10/22 @ Bowling Green
10/29 @ Eastern Michigan
11/4, Friday vs. Central Michigan CBSSN
11/12 @ Buffalo
11/22, Tuesday vs. Ball State ESPNU or ESPN3

NIU Recruiting Banner

Date Opponent Notes
9/3 @ Wyoming
9/10 @ South Florida
9/17 vs. San Diego State
9/24 vs. Western Illinois FCS
10/1 @ Ball State Battle for the Bronze Stalk
10/8 @ Western Michigan
10/15 vs. Central Michigan
10/22 vs. Buffalo
11/1, Tuesday vs. Bowling Green ESPN2 or ESPNU
11/9, Wednesday vs. Toledo ESPN2 or ESPNU. Played at U.S. Cellular Field.
11/16, Wednesday @ Eastern Michigan ESPN2 or ESPNU
11/25, Friday @ Kent State TV TBD

Ohio Recruiting Logo

Date Opponent Notes
9/3 vs. Texas State
9/10 @ Kansas
9/17 @ Tennessee 2016 Outback Bowl Winners
9/24 vs. Gardner-Webb FCS
10/1 @ Miami Battle of the Bricks
10/8 vs. Bowling Green
10/15 vs. Eastern Michigan
10/22 @ Kent State
10/27, Thursday @ Toledo CBSSN or ESPN3
11/3, Thursday vs. Buffalo CBSSN
11/15, Tuesday @ Central Michigan ESPN2 or ESPNU
11/22, Tuesday vs. Akron ESPNU or ESPN3

Toledo Recruiting Banner

Date Opponent Notes
9/3 @ Arkansas State
9/10 vs. Maine FCS
9/17 vs. Fresno State
9/30 @ BYU
10/8 @ Eastern Michigan
10/15 vs. Bowling Green Battle of I-75
10/22 vs. Central Michigan
10/27, Thursday vs. Ohio CBSSN or ESPN3
11/2, Wednesday @ Akron ESPN2
11/9, Wednesday @ Northern Illinois ESPN2 or ESPNU. Played at U.S. Cellular Field.
11/16, Wednesday vs. Ball State ESPN2 or ESPNU
11/25, Friday @ Western Michigan TV TBD

WMU Recruiting Banner

Date Opponent Notes
9/3 @ Northwestern
9/10 vs. North Carolina Central FCS
9/17 @ Illinois
9/24 vs. Georgia Southern 2015 GoDaddy Bowl Winners
10/1 @ Central Michigan Battle for the Cannon
10/8 vs. Northern Illinois
10/15 @ Akron
10/22 vs. Eastern Michigan Michigan MAC Trophy
11/1, Tuesday @ Ball State ESPN2 or ESPNU
11/8, Tuesday @ Kent State ESPN2 or CBSSN. Election Day.
11/19 vs. Buffalo
11/25 vs. Toledo TV TBD