Know your enemy: Kent State

For every Ohio football game, Speakeasy Sports will be going into the den of the opponent to get first-hand analysis. By reaching out to team beat reporters, Speakeasy provides a unique look-in at how the ‘Cats will fare against their adversaries. In a question-and-answer format, Speakeasy chats with another team’s reporter to gain a new perspective on Ohio’s opponents.  This week, Speakeasy…

The MAC Blog: (Marathon) Championship Week

Conference Championship Preview: Kent State and Northern Illinois are set to clash in Detroit on Friday. Here’s how the teams stack up. Quarterbacks: Spencer Keith will step under center for Kent State. A four-year starter from Little Rock, Arkansas, Keith ranks third in school history in passing yards, passing touchdowns, and completions. His experience and leadership have been…

The MAC Blog: The Stage is Set

Division champions were crowned last week, as both Northern Illinois and Kent State prevailed in matchups against second place divisional foes. The Huskies and Golden Flashes will meet November 30 at Detroit’s Ford Field for the conference title. In the mean time… Player of the Week: Kent State RB Dri Archer. They say lightning never…

The MAC Blog: Real Recognize Real

The Mid-American Conference was the talk of the college football world this week. Ok, not really. But national analysts are starting to take the conference seriously. Ohio became the first MAC team since Northern Illinois in 2010 to be ranked in the BCS. Toledo received 49 votes in the AP Top 25, and is now…

MAC Blog: Award Season

With wins last weekend, Northern Illinois and Kent State joined Ohio in being bowl eligible. The Mid-American Conference now has more bowl eligible teams than the Big Ten, the ACC and the Big 12 combined. The only conference with more current bowl-eligible teams: the SEC. Bring ‘em on. Player of the Week: Toledo WR Bernard Reedy.…