Bobcats use second half surge to top Ball State

After a devastating, double overtime home loss to Akron just three days ago, Ohio (12-4,2-1 MAC) bounced back with a dominating win over Ball State (3-11, 0-3 MAC), 71-51, in what would turn out to be a tale of two halves. The first half was nothing to be proud of, as both teams struggled in…

MAC Blog: More than a game

It was an emotional weekend in the Mid-American Conference, that’s for sure. Narrow victories helped keep hopes alive for some schools, as Toledo pulled out a double-overtime 45-44 victory over Navy, and Akron managed a 24-17 win over Miami (OH). Kent State was the only MAC school to lose to a non-MAC opponent this weekend,…

MAC Blog: The changing of the guard

Rebuilds have to start from the top and work their way down into the talent pool. It all starts with the leadership taking charge of a situation and finally causing a change to occur. Usually, the best way to improve a team in college football is through an athletic director finally firing that head coach…

The MAC Blog: Heavy Hitters

Mid-American Conference powers flexed their muscles in week six. Toledo, Northern Illinois, Ohio, and Kent State all defeated conference opponents to remain undefeated in MAC play. If this trend continues, expect some great ESPN weeknight showdowns in the coming weeks. I know Hootie is excited. Hopefully the Blowfish are on board too.  Player of the…

MAC Blog: Week 3

There weren’t many surprises for the Mid-American Conference in Week 3. Teams either played inferior FCS opponents and faired well or were overmatched by BCS opponentsand put in their place. But such is the MAC non-conference schedule. Without further ado, let’s hit the rundown. Player of the Week: Buffalo RB Brandon Oliver. There were plenty…