2019 MAC Bowl Previews: Post Christmas Edition

The MAC got off to a good start, Kent State and Buffalo each got their first bowl wins in program history. Central Michigan did not have a great game. I didn't think San Diego State could score 48 points. Buffalo's game plan was entirely predictable. Jaret Patterson got 32 carries and ran for 173 yards … Continue reading 2019 MAC Bowl Previews: Post Christmas Edition

Re-Ranking the Group of Five Upsets from the 2019 Season

Now that we are finishing out the regular season, it seemed worthwhile to take a look back at all of the instances of Group of Five teams defeating Power Five teams, and re-assessing how surprising the upsets would be now based on how each team's season has played out since.   SURPRISE LEVEL: VERY LOW … Continue reading Re-Ranking the Group of Five Upsets from the 2019 Season

Week 12 was PEAK #MACtion

Week 12 in the MAC was wild. Not every game was a nail biter or had MAC Championship implications, but they did give at least one reason to watch. Some of the games were outright amazing. Also, buried in the week is a small lesson about why it's important for the conference. Even if local … Continue reading Week 12 was PEAK #MACtion

No One Controls The MAC West

It's Week 12 in November and no team in the MAC West controls their own path to the MAC Championship Game. I wrote a similar article last year about the tiebreakers that could play out. I tried to lay out the scenarios this season and they are just way too messy. Four teams in the … Continue reading No One Controls The MAC West

The MAC Is a MESS

And it's beautiful. I'm a fan of weird football and the national storylines the past couple seasons have killed me. Alabama and Clemson from day one. Gross. Thank God for the MAC and the mess they bring to college football. The MAC West always felt more sorted out than the East, and the same is … Continue reading The MAC Is a MESS

Week 4 MAC Players of the Week

Welcome to the first installment of MAC players of the week in the 2019 season. The week went about as expected, a close win against an FCS opponent, the MAC favorite losing to another G5 opponent, and losing by 71 to Ohio State. Normal weekend stuff. Despite that, some players were great on Saturday. Some … Continue reading Week 4 MAC Players of the Week

What is Eastern Michigan Building at the Factory?

The Factory opened for the 2014 football season after finding their new head coach Chris Creighton. I don't know what they made in the Factory during the first two seasons, but it wasn't good. The Eagles were 3-21 in the first two seasons under Creighton, but after 4 wins in the previous two seasons, it … Continue reading What is Eastern Michigan Building at the Factory?

Central Michigan Has An Offense Now? MACtion Week 1

Week one is in the books for the 2019 football season. It wasn't the most thrilling weekend of football for the MAC. Everything went about to script. No FCS upsets, never a guarantee, and also no power five upsets. Some starting quarterbacks were debuted, including Bret Gabbert who played above his age. This is a … Continue reading Central Michigan Has An Offense Now? MACtion Week 1

The Complete Catalog of G5 College Football Uniform Changes

As football season dawns upon us, now's a good time to review what's happened this offseason in a UniWatch style preview. From a uniform perspective, this has been far from average. New uniforms are popping up left and right... so quickly that trying to write a new article about all of them would be absolutely … Continue reading The Complete Catalog of G5 College Football Uniform Changes

Players to Watch: Best MACtion Players 2019

The MAC football season is only three weeks away. Fall camps are underway and the players are on campus. Just like spring training in baseball, the fall is full of promise and excitement. It's still a bummer that you can't say everyone has a chance to win a championship but that's not what this is … Continue reading Players to Watch: Best MACtion Players 2019