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MAC Week 8 Roundup, Rankings, Bowl Projections & What You Need To Know


What happened this weekend? Here’s everything you need to know about Week 8 of the MAC season.


MAC Week 8 Roundup, Rankings, Bowl Projections & What You Need To Know

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MAC Week 8 Rankings

1. Western Michigan (8-0)
2. Western Michigan (8-0)
3. Eastern Michigan (5-3)
4. Central Michigan (6-2)
5. Akron (5-3)
6. Ohio (5-3)
7. Northern Illinois (2-6)
8. Miami University (2-6)
9. Ball State (4-4)
10. Bowling Green (1-7)
11. Kent State (2-6)
12. Buffalo (1-6)

MAC Week 8 Roundup

Western Michigan has its stranglehold on the MAC West now after yet another brilliant performance, beating Eastern Michigan 45-31. However, the Eagles continue to show they’re for real, keeping up 319 passing yards from Brogan Roback. Zach Terrell was too good for WMU, throwing for 398 yards and three scores. … Okay, so WMU is terrific, but Toledo is still right there. The Rockets and Broncos are the two best teams in the MAC, and it’s not even close. Central Michigan was supposed to be a challenge for the Rockets, but instead Logan Woodside and Cody Thompson hooked up for four touchdown passes as Toledo overcame a sleepy start with a huge second half in the 31-17 win. … Miami got the game it needed out of QB Gus Ragland – he threw three touchdown passes – in the 40-26 win over Bowling Green. The Falcon defense continues to be miserable, but the four turnovers – with three picks from QB James Knapke – proving to be the killer. … The MAC East is so, so, so bad. Akron might be the star when all is said and done, but Ohio is right there. The Bobcat running game rolled against Kent State with 208 yards and two scores. The Golden Flash offense got 159 rushing yards and a score from QB Nick Holley on a whopping 41 carries. … Ball State is good enough to keep fighting for a bowl game – it’s 4-4 right now – but it couldn’t hold up against the high-powered Akron passing game. Van Edwards ran for 112 yards and a score in the 35-25 win, but it was Thomas Woodson who opened it up with 338 yards and two touchdowns. … Buffalo is officially in the team photo for the honor or being the nation’s worst team. The Bulls turned it over four times and were miserable defensively in the 44-7 loss to Northern Illinois. Huskie QB Anthony Maddie threw for 199 yards and a score and ran for 125 yards and four scores as NIU found something positive.

MAC Week 8 Bowl Projections

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
Toledo vs. Wyoming

Dollar General Bowl
Central Michigan vs. South Alabama

Popeyes Bahamas Bowl
Memphis vs. Akron

Raycom Media Camellia Bowl
Eastern Michigan vs. Troy

Miami Beach Bowl
Temple vs. Western Michigan

St. Petersburg Bowl
Ohio vs. South Florida