Preview 2018: Central Michigan Chippewas. Can They Push For A Title?

Preview 2018: Central Michigan Chippewas. Can They Push For A Title?

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Preview 2018: Central Michigan Chippewas. Can They Push For A Title?

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Central Michigan Prediction: What’s Going To Happen

The pieces were in place last season to make a big run for the MAC title, and it didn’t end up with a championship. However, the defense did what it was supposed to do, and the offense had enough pop to go on a roll late.

This season, the lost parts won’t be missed all that much, and there might actually be an upgrade at quarterback. The receiving corps will have a few problems early on, and coming up with a steady pass rush without Joe Ostman will be an issue, but as the season goes on, the running game will get better and the wins should pile up.

No, CMU won’t win the tough MAC West, but it’ll be strong enough to get bowl eligible again and reestablish itself as one of the league’s bigger players.

Guessing The Preseason Regular Season Win Total Will Be Set At … 5

There are just enough missing pieces to expect a potential step back, and then it comes down to whether or not the Chippewas can come up with another big second half run.

Assume losses on the road at Kentucky, Michigan State and Northern Illinois, and go ahead and throw in the regular-season ender at Toledo, too. But can the Chippewas get by Kansas early on and survive home dates against dangerous Buffalo and Western Michigan teams?

CMU should be just good enough to get to six wins and bowl eligibility, but it’s going to take an upset to get there.

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