Mid-week MAC football features more big offensive performances
Another week of mid-week games on the ESPN family of networks has passed and offense is the keyword again this week. A week after NIU defeated Toledo 63-60, the Tuesday night match-up of Western Michigan @ Toledo did not disappoint as it exceeded the extreme numbers of the week prior. Toledo ended up on the winning side this time as they won 66-63 scoring more points than any MAC football game in conference history. The same night Northern Illinois had no trouble on the road defeating Bowling Green 45-14 before Wednesday night’s “defensive battle” featured a Temple win over Miami 24-21. Finally, Thursday night’s ESPNU game featured East Division leading Ohio @ Central Michigan and while the Chippewas tried to keep it close, the Bobcats scored a 43-28 win.
While two games remain to be played on Saturday with Buffalo @ Eastern Michigan and Kent State @ Akron, the teams fighting for a spot in the MAC Football Championship Game have already played. In the West Division, NIU’s win keeps them in control of their own destiny as they will take the MAC West if they win out. Toledo remains tied at 5-1 in MAC play with Ball State 4-2. Meanwhile, in the East Division, the Ohio Bobcats are now 4-2 in the MAC leading 4-3 Temple by a half game as well as 3-3 Miami. Like NIU, if Ohio can win out they will also be playing for the MAC title in Detroit.
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