Episode 16: Toledo sits in the driver’s seat

November 5, 2017

What a great week of midweek football. Sure, the attendance was awful, but we're not going to complain about that out loud. We're also not going to complain about watching Nathan Rourke tear it up against Miami. We're also not going to complain about Toledo shutting down NIU's defense. Fitz is upset about WMU losing to CMU the way it did, but it's understandable.

Also, Bowling Green and Kent State were able to bring back their rivalry (??) trophy (????). That's pretty cool (??????)?. And EMU beat up on Ball State at home.

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Episode 15: Real MACtion is finally here

October 30, 2017

Finally, the heart of the MAC football season is upon us.

There are five games this week and they all span from Tuesday through Thursday nights. Highlighting the weeknight games are Miami at Ohio on Tuesday, Central Michigan at Western Michigan on Wednesday and Northern Illinois at Toledo on Thursday. 

The best part? That would have to be that there aren't any games that are exclusively on ESPN3. All five games are going to be nationally televised (ESPN2, ESPNU, CBSSN).

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Episode 14: Gotta trust the process in Muncie

October 29, 2017

Week 9 wasn't saturated with excitement. I mean, yeah, NIU's win over EMU was crazy with the two top defenses in the MAC, but that's about it.

Toledo blew out Ball State as the Cardinals dipped down to their fourth-string QB and finally scored a touchdown after a month without one. Then Akron's one-point win over Buffalo was about as ugly and close as we execpted it to be. Tyree Jackson came back, but he wasn't as nimble as we remember him to be. 

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Episode 13: Covert pork loin removal

October 25, 2017

Fitz and Coffin preview the very, very light week of football coming up (3 games) and make the most of it.

They try to figure out who can still go bowling, who can make turnarounds and who can stumble their way into Detroit for the MAC title game.

Is NIU the most complete team in the MAC?

Plus, Reece Goddard is going to need to make the most of this bye week with his first collegiate start coming against the biggest rivalry game on WMU's schedule. Yay for opportunity!

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Episode 12: Another week, another low-scoring, one-possession loss by Eastern Michigan

October 23, 2017

Of course EMU found a way to lose in a tight battle against Western Michigan on homecoming. Why not? That's a thing these days. It's happened in the four games leading up to this one, why stop now?

Alex gets upset about it. Fitz tries to calm him down. Then they go on to talk about Toledo and Ohio being bowl-eligible and some of the top plays of the weekend.

Also, if you are a MAC Football Pick 'Em participant, you're gonna want to hear how you can easily pick up three bonus points this week. 

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Episode 11: The ceiling is the roof for Akron

October 19, 2017

Akron's 3-0 in MAC play, but how much longer is that going to last? Are they 3-0 because they're good, or because they played teams at the right time?

Alex and Coffin also go on to talk about the highs and lows of Western Michigan, and if the East could win at least three of its last 10 crossover games against the West. 

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Episode 10: Chaos rises in the East and upsets in the West

October 16, 2017

At the time of this recording, Akron just beat Western Michigan 14-13. It was the fourth MAC game of the weekend that was decided by one possession and third game that was decided by one point.

So what's to be learned from all of this? 

1. Don't put your football stadium at the bottom of a hill.

2. Bowling Green could win a six-way tie in the East.

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Episode 9: Ground control to Major Drew

October 9, 2017

Drew Anderson is a damn baller. In seven overtimes, Buffalo put up 68 points and lost to Western Michigan (71) in the highest-scoring game in FBS history (139). In that game, Anderson, who is the backup quarterback at UB, threw for 597 yards to set a single-game passing record in the MAC. He also threw for seven TDs, 0 INTs and wasn't sacked at all. 

Good thing we previewed this game in the last episode, right?

Don't worry, there was more stupidity to go around. Cody Thompson's hurt and out for the year, so that's a drag. Ohio, the MAC East favorite, lost to Central Michigan and Bowling Green got its first win of the season over Miami. I guess this means the new top dog in the East is... Akron? Wait, what?

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Episode 8: The Canadian Quarterback Conference

October 5, 2017

Alex and Fitz are hanging out with you to preview the midway-point of the regular season (yeah, already!). Most of the games are washes, but keep your eyes peeled for the 3:30 p.m. slate.

We'll talk about how important the Western Michigan at Buffalo game is for both squads and why Buffalo's rush defense is going to be a key factor in this one. 

Also, if the "September Heisman" was localized to the MAC, the winner is easily one of Cody Thompson or Logan Woodside. Or Darius Phillips. Anyways, somebody's bound to have a huge October. Nathan Rourke's a strong candidate here with the defenses he'll have to face.

WARNING: This is a longer podcast than we had hoped for. Please say nice things.

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Episode 7: Uncle Al’s too busy being an uncle for this episode

October 2, 2017

Fitz and Justin talk about the defending champion Broncos and whether or not Buffalo can win the MAC East.

Oh, and Alex is an uncle!

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