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Episode 105: MAC Championship week (1)

Episode 105: MAC Championship week (1)

December 6, 2019

Two things before we get started.

1. Sorry it's been a few weeks since our last episode. Things got in the way.

2. In this episode, we make reference to the MAC media member who always votes CMU to win its division even when nobody else did (like this year). Many knew it but it wasn't always spoken widely: the man who always did that was Don Chiodo. Chiodo, sadly, died Wednesday night (the day after we recorded this episode) in a car accident. 

Our deepest thoughts go out to Chiodo's loved ones at this time. 

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It's MAC Championship week, and Saturday's big game will feature Miami and Central Michigan. It's not the final everybody predicted, but who could've guessed the season that 2019 turned out to be? None of us certainly guessed everything right, and chances are neither did you. 

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Episode 104: The MAC West comes down to… Buffalo?

Episode 104: The MAC West comes down to… Buffalo?

November 12, 2019

A surprise fake guest opens up the show with a press conference before talking about the three games that happened in Week 10, then sort of shift gears towards the next week. 

Miami's in the driver's seat for the MAC East and that's not something we saw coming at the beginning of the year, and if we ignore the possibility of CMU winning the West long enough it won't happen, right?

Week 11 scores: Miami 24, Ohio 21 / WMU 35, Ball State 31 / Toledo 35, Kent State 33

Week 12 slate: WMU at Ohio (Tues.) / EMU at Akron (Tues.) / NIU at Toledo (Wed.) / BGSU at Miami (Wed.) / Buffalo at Kent State (Th.) / CMU at Ball State (Sat.)

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Episode 103: Getting popcorn ready for Tuesday night

Episode 103: Getting popcorn ready for Tuesday night

November 5, 2019

 

Note: We ran into a technical failure during the recording, but you'll know it when it's addressed. Because of that, we had to shorten this episode by nearly 10 minutes. 

This was the regularly-scheduled weird week for the MAC, but at least we get our Tuesday and Wednesday night games back! The three games from this past Saturday were duds (more or less), but this week, beginning tonight, will be fun. The Tuesday games will be huge in determining the MAC West, then Wednesday's rivalry game (Ohio-Miami) is going to be on college football's 150th birthday.

Week 10 scores: Buffalo 43, EMU 14 / CMU 48, NIU 10 / BGSU 35, Akron 6

Week 11 slate: Kent State at Toledo (Tues.) / Ball State at WMU (Tues.) / Miami at Ohio (Wed.)

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Episode 102: Ohio’s right on time

Episode 102: Ohio’s right on time

October 30, 2019

A light week this week before weeknight MACtion kicks off next week. We're coming off of a huge weekend for the East with Ohio's win at Ball State and Buffalo's win over CMU, but how much did Toledo's OT winner against EMU change the way we think the West will play out?

We'll recap the week, give you some stats you may or may not like, and we'll also discuss what just happened with the NCAA. The question too many people care too much about: Are we getting our video game back?

Week 9 scores: WMU 49, BGSU 10 / Ohio 34, Ball State 21 / NIU 49, Akron 0 / Buffalo 43, CMU 20 / Toledo 37, EMU 34 / Miami 23, Kent State 16

Week 10 slate: NIU at CMU / Buffalo at EMU / Akron at BGSU

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Episode 101: 3-0 is Neu territory for Ball State

Episode 101: 3-0 is Neu territory for Ball State

October 24, 2019

Ball State's win over Toledo was significant for a number of reasons for both schools, and now the Cardinals find themselves 3-0 in MAC play while the Rockets are 1-2.

We'll do a quick recap of last weekend, Alex has 5 questions that he wants to present to the group, Justin has his four stats that may or may not mean anything, and Fitz wants to tell us who the Rob Ianello of Notre Dame football is.

Week 8 scores: Ball State 52, Toledo 14 / EMU 34, WMU 27 / Miami 27, NIU 24 / Ohio 45, Kent State 38 / CMU 38, BGSU 20 / Buffalo 21, Akron 0

Week 9 slate: EMU at Toledo / BGSU at WMU / Ohio at Ball State / Miami at Kent State / CMU at Buffalo / Akron at NIU

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Episode 100: Well, we finally got there. So did BG!

Episode 100: Well, we finally got there. So did BG!

October 17, 2019

Happy 100th, us!

Bowling Green finally broke the losing streak to Toledo, and it was exactly when we least expected it. That's the best part about college football, says Alex. 

We'll recap that and the rest of Week 7, take a peek at the XFL Draft, poke around with some stats and do a light preview of Week 8. 

Week 7 scores: BGSU 20, Toledo 7 / NIU 39, Ohio 36 / Ball State 29, EMU 23 / Kent State 26, Akron 3 / WMU 31, Miami 16 / CMU 42, NMSU 28

Week 8 slate: WMU at EMU / Kent State at Ohio / CMU at BGSU / Toledo at Ball State / NIU at Miami / Buffalo at Akron

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Episode 99: Dumpster fire in DeKalb

Episode 99: Dumpster fire in DeKalb

October 10, 2019

Two big upsets over the weekend. First, we lead with EMU getting hosed by CMU, which, uh okay? Then we start the clock to hit on the rest of the league's finals.

Week 6 scores: Wisconsin 48, Kent State 0 / CMU 42, EMU 16 / Ohio 21, Buffalo 20 / Ball State 27, NIU 20 / Notre Dame 52, BGSU 0 / Toledo 31, WMU 24

Week 7 slate: Toledo at BGSU / Miami at WMU / Ball State at EMU / New Mexico State at CMU / NIU at Ohio / Kent State at Akron

Also: Alex asks us to re-think what our season predictions should look like, knowing what we know now. Justin pours e(ven more) cold water over the MAC with his 4WIW segment, and we get to talk about his new doggo.

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Episode 98: Toledo’s definitely the favorite now

Episode 98: Toledo’s definitely the favorite now

October 3, 2019

Miami's defense kicked it up a notch or five and Matt Myers eventually had to leave the game because of the physicality. As unforgiving as the defense played, the offense wasn't beautiful, so where does that put Miami in the space of this conference? 

Also, WMU's offense rolled, CMU's defense is playing pretty decently, Akron's not worth mentioning but we try it out anyway, and no pun intended but Justin had to run off in the middle of our Toledo discussion to be a good husband. 

Week 5 scores: Miami 34, Buffalo 20 / Toledo 28, BYU 21 / Vanderbilt 24, NIU 18 / WMU 31, CMU 15 / UMass 37, Akron 29

Week 6 slate: Kent State at Wisconsin / EMU at CMU / Ball State at NIU / Ohio at Buffalo / WMU at Toledo / BGSU at Notre Dame

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Episode 97: Blowing Out FCS Schools is Overrated

Episode 97: Blowing Out FCS Schools is Overrated

September 26, 2019

For nearly half the league, we're coming into a huge bye week for the MAC (7 teams in action, 5 not), but unfortunately one of those games is Akron at UMass. Call. Your. Senator. 

Last week's going to fill up most of the time here since it's a light week. Thankfully, one of us caught the end of EMU game from the parking lot. 

Week 4 scores: Syracuse 52, WMU 33 / Ohio State 76, Miami 5 / UL-Lafayette 45, Ohio 25 / Troy 35, Akron 7 / EMU 34, CCSU 29 / Kent State 62, BGSU 20 / Buffalo 38, Temple 22 / Miami-FL 17, CMU 12 / NC State 34, Ball State 23 / Toledo 41, Colorado State 35

Week 5 slate: NIU at Vanderbilt / CMU at WMU / BYU at Toledo / Buffalo at Miami / Akron at UMass 

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Episode 96: Chuck Martin gives enlightenment a try

Episode 96: Chuck Martin gives enlightenment a try

September 18, 2019

Eastern Michigan, of all teams, is the only team in the MAC with at least two wins in FBS play so far. It's still early, so we're still learning, but we've got reasons for optimism and pessimism around the conference regardless. Also, why does Chuck Martin feel compelled to say the things that he says sometimes?

Week 3 scores: Auburn 55, Kent State 16 / Marshall 33, Ohio 31 / EMU 34, Illinois 31 / Cincinnati 35, Miami 13 / FAU 41, Ball State 31 / CMU 45, Akron 24 / LA Tech 35, BGSU 7 / Liberty 35, Buffalo 17 / WMU 57, Georgia State 10 / Toledo 45, Murray State 0 / Nebraska 44, NIU 8

Week 4 slate: Miami @ Ohio State / WMU @ Syracuse / UL-Lafayette @ Ohio / Central Connecticut State @ EMU / Troy @ Akron / BGSU @ Kent State / Temple @ Buffalo / CMU @ Miami-FL / Ball State @ NC State / Toledo @ Colorado State

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