Florida: (4-0) Defeated Kentucky.
Idaho (0-4) Lost to Wyoming
Toledo (3-1) Defeated Coastal Carolina
Rhode Island- (0-3) Lost 32-7 to James Madison
Akron (1-3) Played Tennessee very tough before losing
Miami (2-2) Defeated UMass
UMass (0-4) Lost to Miami
EMU (0-4) Lost to MSU but played them tough
OU (4-0) Beat Norfolk State
Kent (2-1) Beat Buffalo
Buffalo (1-2) Lost to Kent
2012 MAC vs:
All out of conference: 20-21
All FBS: 11-20
All FCS: 9-1
All BCS: 6-17
Yesterday may have been the best day for MAC football since the day day way back when NIU beat Alabama (2002?)...I don't remember the specifics but there were a bunch of upsets out there on one day. I believe it was also the day BG could have beaten Ohio State.
Anyway yesterday wasn't quite that good because some of those wins were over ranked teams, and this year's weren't. However, a conference that won only 3 BCS games last year won 4 yesterday.
Ball State beat South Florida
NIU beat Kansas
WMU beat UConn
CMU won @Iowa
Akron played Tennessee very, very tough in Knoxville
EMU also played very tough @MSU
In fact, only one team laid a complete egg, and that was our beloved Falcons. We were playing a team that was better than any of those teams, to be fair.
Anyway, a couple notes.
First, I think that football in the MAC is starting to improve after some very poor years. We won some bowl games last year, and we're beating BCS teams this year.
Second, yesterday's results make a point that has been stated for years--simply, that one problem for the MAC in beating BCS schools was that the games were always on the road. However, yesterday 3 of those teams were playing in the MAC stadium, and the MAC picked the win up in all 3. Even that little levelling of the playing field can make a difference.
Finally, how about the Big 10, huh? Pretty underwhelming day and season. It happened late, but Illinois lost 52-24 at home to Louisiana Tech.
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