Let's Go Rockets has compiled the weekly wisdom of the MAC Blogosphere.
Short, sweet and boring Babers presser this week...just got done watching it. Honestly, very little of any interest...all our goals are in front of us, trying to simulate game conditions and game speed, this game isn't the whole season, guys understand how important it is...
The whole thing was barely five minutes.
Two interesting things....Akron is fast.
And Coach is preparing to see Pohl at QB. You can't argue with this..I think he could have played last week, and I can't believe that he won't be in the lineup Tuesday.
I have officially decommitted from Bowling Green.
— Ferrod Gardner (@YoungRod_) October 28, 2014
The media poll is in from the MAC office. BG is picked to finish 5th in the East, ahead of only Miami. The Falcons did get one first place vote.
Everyone seemed surprised by this:
BG coach Chris Jans: "I would like to figure out the one person that picked us first. That was shocking."
— Jason Arkley (@JasonAmessenger) October 28, 2014
BG might have had the best off-day in the history of the Mid-American conference. There were five games played between teams from the West and teams from the East and the West won every single one of them, meaning that BG ticked up on each opponent. The only game featuring East-only teams was Miami-Kent, two teams unlikely to challenge for the division title.
BG has one division loss. Akron has two and everyone else has at least 3. Furthermore, BG has beaten Buffalo, OU, and UMass, meaning that essentially they have a 3-game lead against those teams.
Even more than before, the Akron game will decide it all. If BG beats Akron, they would only need one win in the final three games (@UT, Kent and Ball State) to lock it down.
Thanks to today's loss, even if Akron beats BG, the race continues. Both BG and Akron would have two losses, and while Akron has a softer schedule coming home, they could easily lose one more time.
Finally, I think it is entirely plausible that the East winner will finish with 3 losses, and even with a loss to Akron, BG might still win some tie-breakers if they ended up being multi-team tiebreakers.
Point is, for as disappointed as some Falcon fans are and as weak as the East is, BG is pretty much one win for heading back to Detroit.
One last thing: how is the "WMU is awful" camp reacting?
Western Kentucky (3-4) Beat Old Dominion 66-51
VMI (1-8) Lost to 38-3 to Wofford
Indiana (3-4) Idle
Wisconsin (5-2) Beat Maryland 52-7
UMass (2-7) Lost 42-35
Buffalo (3-5) Lost to CMU
Ohio U (4-5) Lost 42-21 to WMU
WMU (5-3) Beat Ohio 42-21
Akron (4-4) Lost to Ball State
Kent (1-7) Lost to Miami
Toledo (5-3) Beat UMass 42-35
Ball State (3-5) Beat Akron
MAC vs. Power 5: 4-22
MAC vs. non-MAC FBS: 3-12
MAC vs. FCS: 11-2
East vs. West: West leads 10-2
We are beginning to get ready for two sports season...BG has its "secret" exhibition game against UM next Saturday and then the Friday after that the first exhibition game and then the week after that the season gets going in earnest.
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— Tyler Horstman (@THorstman89) October 23, 2014