Quantcast Week #2 MAC Football Picks 2010

VanDelaySports.com > MAC Football > 2010 MAC Football Picks > Week #2 Picks

MAC Football Gear

MAC Football
MAC Basketball
MAC Message Boards
MAC Team Pages
College Sports Sites
MAC Football Picks
Contact VanDelay
MAC Fan Apparel
MAC Fatheads
VanDelay's Team
MAC-Sports.com

 

2010 MAC Football Picks - Week #2 Preview & Picks

 

Top MAC Performers from Week #1

 

OFFENSE

  • Ball State RB Eric Williams added 105 yards rushing on 20 carries and one score in a 27-10 win over SE Missouri State.
  • Bowling Green WR Kamar Jorden set a career-high 9 receptions for 111 yards in a 30-27 loss at Troy.
  • Buffalo QB Jerry Davis threw for 302 yards and 4 scores and WR Marcus Rivers added a career-high 10 receptions for 155 yards and one score in a 31-0 win over Rhode Island.
  • Central Michigan QB Ryan Radcliff was 20-of-34 passing for 242 yards and one TD in a 33-0 win over Hampton.
  • Temple WR Michael Campbell had a career-high 127 yards on 8 receptions, including a 62-yard score, in a 31-24 win over Villanova.
  • Miami WR Armand Robinson had a career-high 11 receptions for 111 yards in a 34-12 loss at Florida.
  • Western Michigan QB Alex Carder was 27-of-49 passing for 220 yards and 2 TDs in a 38-14 loss at Michigan State

DEFENSE

  • Eastern Michigan LB Tim Fort led the Eagles with 15 tackles in a 31-27 loss to Army.
  • Akron LB Brian Wagner added 12 tackles, one forced fumble and an interception in a 29-3 loss to Syracuse.
  • Ohio LB Noah Keller led the Bobcats with nine tackles in a 33-10 win over Wofford.
  • Northern Illinois SS Tracy Wilson had a team-leading 10 tackles and an interception in a 27-10 loss at Iowa State.
  • Ball State S Sean Baker led the club with a career-high 12 tackles, one sack and a forced fumble in a 27-10 win over SE Missouri State.
  • Western Michigan DE Deauntay Legrier tied for the team lead with eight tackles and one sack in a 38-14 loss at Michigan St.
  • Kent State S Brian Lainhart added nine tackles and one forced fumble in a 41-10 win over Murray State.
  • Temple S Jaiquawn Jarrett led the team with seven tackles and one tackle for loss in a 31-24 win over Villanova.
  • Toledo SS Desmond Marrow led the team with nine tackles and one tackle for loss in a 41-2 loss to Arizona.

SPECIAL TEAMS

  • Miami K Trevor Cook added four field goals in a 34-12 loss at Florida.
  • Ohio ’s Julian Posey totaled 70 yards on three returns, and added a 38-yard fumble recovered for a TD in a 33-10 win over Wofford.
  • Central Michigan’s Cody Wilson had an 81 yard kickoff return and added 21 punt return yards in a 33-0 win over Hampton.
  • Bowling Green KR Eugene Cooper had a 63-yard punt return for a TD in a 30-27 loss at Troy.
  • Kent State KR Anthony Bowman added a 92-yard kickoff return for a TD in a 41-10 win over Murray State.

 

 

MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE...BY THE NUMBERS....

  • 0 – Buffalo recorded their first shut out since 2001 with their 31-0 victory over Rhode Island last week.
  • 3 – consecutive first team All-MAC selections for Buffalo DB Davonte Shannon,
  • the only Buffalo player to accomplish this feat.
  • 3 – punt returns for TDs by Ohio’s LaVon Brazill, the most in FBS in 2009.
  • 5 – MAC teams with Bowl appearances in 2009 tied a league mark.
  • 5 – consecutive winning seasons by Central Michigan, the longest current streak
  • in the MAC.
  • 6 – wins by MAC teams over Big Ten opponents in the last two seasons.
  • (65) - Defensively, Flashes defense held the Racers to only 193 yards of offense, including a minus-65 yards rushing

 

This Week’s MAC Schedule

Thursday, September 9

*Central Michigan at Temple, 7 pm ET (ESPNU)

 

Saturday, September 11

Gardner-Webb at Akron, Noon ET

*Eastern Michigan at Miami, 3:30 pm ET (SportsTime Ohio)

Kent State at Boston College, 3:30 pm ET (ESPNU)

Liberty at Ball State, 7 pm ET

* Toledo at Ohio, 7 pm ET

North Dakota at Northern Illinois, 7 pm ET

Nicholls State at Western Michigan, 7 pm ET

Bowling Green at Tulsa, 7 pm ET

Buffalo at Baylor, 7 pm ET

*Mid-American Conference game

 


Central Michigan (1-0, 0-0 MAC) at Temple (1-0, 0-0 MAC)

Thursday, September 9, 2010 • 7:00 pm ET • Philadelphia, Pa. • Lincoln Financial Field (68,532); ESPNU • Announcers: Anish Shroff, Jay Walker

Series: Central Michigan leads 2-0

Notes: Central Michigan returns 41 letter winners, including 12 starters (6 offense/ 6 defense)…CMU finished the season ranked No. 23 in the AP poll and No. 24 in the USA Today Coaches Poll…CMU has posted a winning record in each of the last five seasons, the longest current stretch in the MAC…CMU has gone to four consecutive bowl games. Temple returns 56 letter winners, including 16 starters (9 offense/7 defense)...Temple posted records of 9-4, 7-1 MAC (Co-East Div. Champs) and visit to the EagleBank Bowl (L, 21-30 UCLA)…Picked as preseason favorite to win MAC East & MAC Championship Game…Pierce returns after breaking the school’s rushing records for a freshman.

Luke’s Lock: Central 28 – Temple 24

Comment: This may be a preview of the MAC title game…until someone beats the Chips, they are still the MAC champs.

 

 

Gardner-Webb (1-0, 0-0 Big South) at Akron (0-1, 0-0 MAC)

Saturday, September 11, 2010 • Noon ET • Akron, Ohio • InfoCision Stadium Summa Field (30,000) All-MACcess Live Streaming via www.mac-sports.com

Series: First Meeting

Notes: The Runnin’ Bulldogs went 6-5 in 2009 and return 17 starters and 49 total letter winners…Only game vs. FBS competition this season...0-2 all-time vs. the MAC…Picked to finish fifth in the Big South Preseason Poll while tying with Liberty for the most players placed on the Preseason All-Conference Team with eight. First-year Head Coach Rob Ianello inherits a Zips team that returns 17 starters (6 offense/8 defense/3 specialists) from last year’s club that went 3-9, 2-6 in the MAC...Last year, freshman LB Brian Wagner ranked 7th in FBS with 11 tackles per game (132 total)...RB Alex Allen granted sixth year of eligibility and had a team-best five TDs last year.

Luke’s Lock: Akron 28 – G-W 14

Comment: This is a game the young Zips need after getting pushed around by Syracuse last week; don’t expect a blow out though.

 

 

Eastern Michigan (0-1, 0-0 MAC) at Miami (0-1, 0-0 MAC)

Saturday, September 11, 2010 • 3:30 pm ET • Oxford, Ohio • Yager Stadium (24,286)

SportsTime Ohio • All-MACcess Live Streaming via www.mac-sports.com

Series: Miami leads 16-4

Notes: EMU returns 44 letter winners and 12 starters (6 offense/6 defense) from last year’s team that went 0-12, 0-8 MAC...Secondary features DB Ryan Downard, who has totaled nine INT in three years and DB Marty Cardwell ranked second on last year’s team with 105 tackles, as the Eagles led the MAC in pass defense (150.5 ypg) in 2009. The RedHawks return 20 starters (11 offense/9 defense) from last year’s squad that posted a 1-11, 1-7 MAC record...QB Zac Dysert threw for 2,611 yards in 2009, third highest total in MAC history by a freshman...Jerrell Wedge averaged 1.54 tackles for loss per game in 2009 (18.5 total tackles for loss), which tied for eighth in FBS.

Luke’s Lock: Miami 24 – EMU 20

Comment: Expect a close ball game with both teams needing a win here to build positive momentum after good efforts last week that followed dismal 2009 seasons each.

 

 

Kent State (1-0, 0-0 MAC) at Boston College (1-0, 0-0 ACC)

Saturday, September 11, 2010 • 3:30 pm ET • Boston, Mass. • Alumni Stadium (44,500)

ESPNU • Announcers: Pam Ward, Danny Kanell

Series: Boston College leads 2-0

Notes: KSU returns 49 letter winners, including 16 starters (9 offense/7defense) from last year’s, 5-7, 4-4 in the MAC…KSU enters the 2010 season with the active FBS career leaders in interceptions (S Brian Lainhart, 15) and rushing yards (RB Eugene Jarvis, 3,426)…QB Spencer Keith set KSU freshman records with 2,147 yards and 14 TDs in 2009. The Golden Eagles went 8-5 in 2009 and return 13 starters plus 2008 ACC Defensive Player of the Year Mark Herzlich, who missed the 2009 season with a form of bone cancer...Boston College was picked to finish third in the ACC Atlantic Preseason Poll...Opened with a 38-20 win over Weber State.

Luke’s Lock: Boston College 30 – Kent State 17

Comment: This game may actually be close; the first two contests between these two schools were not. BC is not the same program they were a few years ago.

 

 


 


Liberty (1-0, 0-0 Big South) at Ball State (1-0, 0-0 MAC)

Saturday, September 11, 2010 • 7:00 pm ET • Muncie, Ind. • Scheumann Stadium (22,500) All-MACcess Live Streaming via www.mac-sports.com

Series: First Meeting

Notes: The Flames went 8-3 in 2009 and return 14 starters and 43 total letter winners…Only game against FBS competition this season...Liberty was picked to finish first in the Big South Preseason Poll and carry a #19 FCS ranking…Junior QB Mike Brown was named the Big South Preseason Player of the Year. Ball State returns 17 starters (10 offense/7 defense) and 47 letter winners from last year’s team that went 2-10 and 2-6 MAC…Senior RB MiQuale Lewis rushed for a school-record 301 yards against Eastern

Michigan last year...Senior K Ian McGarvey led the MAC by making 18-of-21 field goal attempts.

Luke’s Lock: Ball State 27 – Liberty 20

Comment: The Flames will give the Cardinals all they can handle.

 

 

Toledo (0-1, 0-0 MAC) at Ohio (1-0, 0-0 MAC)

Saturday, September 11, 2010 • 7:00 pm ET • Athens, Ohio • Peden Stadium (24,000)

All-MACcess Live Streaming via www.mac-sports.com

Series: Toledo leads 30-19-1

Notes: The Rockets have 41 returning letter winners on their roster, including 14 starters (7 offense/ 7 defense) off last year’s 5-7 team…WR Eric Page led the nation’s freshman with 82 receptions and 1,159 yards in 2009…Rockets play seven bowl teams, including a trip to No. 4 Boise State…Four of Toledo’s first six games are on the road. The Bobcats return 13 starters (7 offense/6 defense) from last year’s squad that went 9-5, 7-1 MAC and earned a visit to the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl (L, 17-21 Marshall)...LB Noah Keller’s 155 tackles led the MAC last season...LaVon Brazill is a threat on punt returns as his 3 TDs led FBS last year.

Luke’s Lock: Ohio 27 – Toledo 17

Comment: The Rockets have dominated this series over the past 25 years and have not lost to OU since the mid-1980s. That will change this weekend.

 

 

North Dakota (0-1, 0-0 Great West) at Northern Illinois (0-1, 0-0 MAC)

Saturday, September 11, 2010 • 7:00 pm ET • DeKalb, Ill. • Brigham Field at Huskie Stadium (24,000) All-MACcess live streaming via www.mac-sports.com

Series: North Dakota leads 1-0

Notes: The Fighting Sioux went 6-5 in 2009 and return 14 starters (6 offense/8 defense)… North Dakota was picked to finish 5th in the Great West Preseason Poll…Opened with a 45-0 loss at Idaho. NIU returns 49 letter winners, including 17 starters (6 offense/11 defense)…Last year, NIU went 7-6, 5-3 MAC, and earned a bid to the 2010 International Bowl (L, South Florida, 27-3)…RB Chad Spann rushed for a MAC-best 19 TDs in 2009, which tied the school-record.

Luke’s Lock: NIU 33 – North Dakota 7

Comment: NIU will return to their ground-chuck offense and build some much needed depth in the process.

 

> Buy Kent State apparel & merchandise online through VanDelay Sports!

 

 

Nicholls State (0-1, 0-0 Southland) at Western Michigan (0-1, 0-0 MAC)

Saturday, September 11, 2010 • 7:00 pm ET • Kalamazoo, Mich. • Waldo Stadium (30,200) All-MACcess live streaming via www.mac-sports.com

Series: First Meeting

Notes: The Colonels went 3-8 in 2009 and return nine starters (5 offense/4 defense)…Nicholls State was picked to finish 8th in the Southland Conference Preseason Poll…Punter Patrick Dolan was named to the Preseason Southland 1st Team. Offensive lineman Brandon Ward and defensive back Bobby Felder made the 2nd Team. The Broncos return 15 starters (8 offense/7 defense) from last year’s squad that finished 5-7, 4-4 MAC...Western Michigan offense must replace QB Tim Hiller, school’s career leader in total offense (11,220 yds.) and fourth in MAC history; and RB/KR Brandon West, who set the NCAA all division record for career all-purpose yardage (7,764).

Luke’s Lock: Western 52 – Nichols St 17

Comment: A Bronco blow-out.

 

 

BGSU (0-1, 0-0 MAC) at Tulsa (0-1, 0-0 Conference USA)

Saturday, September 11, 2010 • 7:00 pm ET • Tulsa, Okla. • H.A. Chapman Stadium (30,000) Series: Tulsa leads 1-0

Notes: The Falcons return eight starters (4 offense/4 defense) off a team that finished 7-6, 6-2 MAC and received an invitation to the Humanitarian Bowl (L, 43-42, Idaho)...Freshman QB Matt Schilz opened the season under center for the Falcons. The Golden Hurricane went 5-7 in 2009 and return nine starters (5 offense/4 defense)…Tulsa has three wide receivers on their roster who have had a 1,000 yard season…Special teams should be a strength for Tulsa this year as K Kevin Fitzpatrick and P Michael Such both made the Conference USA First Team as did PR Damaris Johnson.

Luke’s Lock: Tulsa 44 – BG 27

Comment: Tulsa has an excellent offense and the Falcons will not be able to keep pace; this will not be 63-7 thumping like the last time these two teams met in Mobile, AL.

 

 

Buffalo (1-0, 0-0 MAC) at Baylor (1-0, 0-0 Big-12)

Saturday, September 11, 2010 • 7:00 pm ET • Floyd Casey Stadium (50,000)

Series: Baylor leads 1-0

Notes: First year Head Coach Jeff Quinn inherits a Buffalo program that went 5-7 and 3-5 in the MAC…UB returns 14 starters (6 offense/eight defense)…Senior DB Davonte Shannon became the first UB player to garner three straight first-team All-MAC selections in 2009…Last year ranked third in the MAC in offense (405.5) and defense (342.7). The Bears went 4-8 in 2009 and return 12 starters (7 offense/5 defense) and 47 letter winners…2010 will also mark the return of 2008 Freshman All-American QB Robert Griffith III, who suffered a season ending knee injury in the third game of the 2009 season…Baylor was picked to finish 6th in the Big 12 South Preseason Poll.

Luke’s Lock: Baylor 28 – Buffalo 20

Comment: This is a BCS team that a good MAC team can beat; Buffalo will have a shot against a talented but not daunting Bear team.

 

> Buy Akron apparel & hats online through VanDelay Sports!

 

 

 

Advertisement
















MAC Football Merchandise

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAC Football Merchandise

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAC Football Merchandise

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAC Football Merchandise