VanDelaySports.com > MAC Football > 2012 MAC Football Picks > MAC Championship

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

Nick’s Picks for MAC Championship - MAC Football

> Nicks MAC Football picks - Follow @VandelaySports

 

  • Kent State is ranked #17 and Northern Illinois ranked #21 in the current BCS Standings…the 2012 Marathon MAC Football Championship Game will be the first since 2003 with both teams ranked nationally in the Top 25
  • The MAC has seven programs bowl eligible -- Northern Illinois (11-1), Kent State (11-1), Ball State (9-3), Toledo (9-3), Ohio (8-4), Bowling Green (8-4) and Central Michigan (6-6)
  • There are six teams from the MAC with eight or more wins this year for a combined 56-16 record
  • This will be the third consecutive visit for Northern Illinois to the Marathon MAC Championship Game; for Kent State this will mark the program’s first appearance in Detroit
  • Northern Illinois QB Jordan Lynch ranks third in the nation in total offense with 4,361 yards (363.42 ypg), fifth in rushing with 1,611 yards (134.25 ypg) and 12th in passing efficiency with 2,750 yards and 23 touchdowns for a 157.34 rating
  • Kent State became the first team in the MAC East to go 8-0 since the 2003 season. Kent State’s 10-game winning streak is the longest in program history and the 11 wins are the most in school history
  • Tickets for the 2012 Marathon MAC Football Championship Game are available at Ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000 or by visiting the Ford Field Ticket office; tickets are priced from $10-$20
  • The winner of the MAC Championship will receive an automatic berth into one of the five BCS bowl games if it is ranked in the top 12 of the final BCS standings, or if it is ranked in the top 16 of the final BCS standings and its ranking in the BCS standings is higher than that of a champion of a conference that has an annual automatic berth in one of the five BCS bowls

This Week’s MAC Schedule

  • Friday, November 30, 7:00 pm ET - 2012 Marathon MAC Football Championship Game
  • Northern Illinois Huskies vs. Kent State Golden Flashes; ESPN2

> 2012 MAC Football Standings

> 2012 MAC Football Scores

 

Intimidation Athletic Apparel

 

Nick's MAC Championship Pick

 

Nick’s Picks – MACC

Kent State vs. NIU

Nick’s Pick: NIU 23 – Kent State 21

Comment: This will be a dog fight and now that the Huskies haven finally gotten over the hump and won the MACC (last year) look for that winning experience to carry them over the top

 

Nicks Picks went 6-0 this weekend and stand at 81-22 on the season

 

Nick’ Pick: Toledo 52 – Akron 28

Actual Score: Toledo 35 – Akron 23

 

Nick’s Pick: Kent State 30 – Ohio 24

Actual Score: Kent State 28 – Ohio 6

 

Nick’ Pick: Ball State 35 – Miami 23

Actual Score: Ball State 31 – Miami 24

 

Nick’ Pick: BGSU 20 – Buffalo 17

Actual Score: BGSU 21 – Buffalo 7

 

Nick’ Pick: NIU 48 – Eastern 21

Actual Score: NIU 49 – Eastern 7

 

Nick’ Pick: Central 33 – UMass 16

Actual Score: Central 42 – UMass 21

 

MAC’s Final Non-Conference Record: 26-26

ACC (2): (0-2)

Clemson ( Ball State); L 27-52............................................................

Virginia Tech ( Bowling Green); L 0-37.............................................

 

BIG EAST (8): (4-4)

Cincinnati (2) ( Miami, Toledo); L 14-52; W 29-23...........................

UConn (3) ( Buffalo, UMass, WMU); L, 0-37; W 30-24; L 17-24.....

Pittsburgh ( Buffalo); L 6-20...............................................................

Rutgers ( Kent State); W 35-23...........................................................

South Florida ( Ball State); W 31-27...................................................

 

Big Ten (12): (3-9)

Illinois ( Western Michigan); L 7-24...................................................

Indiana (2) ( Ball State; UMass); UMass L 6-45; Ball State W 41-39

Iowa (2) (Northern Illinois; Central Michigan); L 17-18; W 32-31...

Michigan (UMass); L 13-63...............................................................

Michigan State (2) (CMU, EMU); CMU L 7-41; L 7-23...................

Minnesota ( Western Michigan); L 23-28...........................................

Ohio State ( Miami); L 10-56..............................................................

Penn State ( Ohio); W 24-14...............................................................

Purdue ( Eastern Michigan); L, 16-54.................................................

 

Big 12 (1): (1-0)

Kansas ( Northern Illinois); W 30-23..................................................

 

Conference USA (2): (1-1)

Central Florida ( Akron); L 14-56.......................................................

Marshall ( Ohio); W 27-24..................................................................

 

Mountain West (2): (1-1)

Boise State ( Miami); L 12-39.............................................................

Wyoming ( Toledo); W 34-31.............................................................

 

PAC-12 (1): (0-1)

Arizona ( Toledo); L 17-24 OT................................................

 

SEC (5): (0-5)

Florida ( Bowling Green); L 14-27.....................................................

Georgia ( Buffalo); L 23-45................................................................

Kentucky ( Kent State); L 14-47.........................................................

Tennessee ( Akron); L 26-47...............................................................

Vanderbilt (UMass); L 7-49...............................................................

 

Sun Belt (1): (0-1)

Florida International ( Akron); L 38-41 OT........................................

 

WAC (2): (2-0)

Idaho ( Bowling Green); W 21-13......................................................

New Mexico State ( Ohio); W 51-24..................................................

 

Independent (5): (4-1)

Army (4) (Ball St, EMU, Kent St, NIU); W 41-40; W 31-17;

.... W 48-38; W 30-22

Navy ( Central Michigan); L 13-31.....................................................

 

FCS Opponents (I-AA)

Big South (1): (1-0)

Coastal Carolina ( Toledo); W 38-28..................................................

 

Colonial (2): (2-0)

Towson ( Kent State); W 41-21...........................................................

Rhode Island ( Bowling Green); W 48-8............................................

 

MEAC (3): (3-0)

Morgan State (2) ( Akron, Buffalo); W 56-34; W 66-6......................

Norfolk State ( Ohio); W 44-10..........................................................

 

Missouri Valley (2): (1-1)

Illinois State ( Eastern Michigan); L 14-31.........................................

Southern Illinois ( Miami); W 30-14...................................................

 

Ohio Valley (3): (3-0)

Eastern Illinois ( Western Michigan); W 52-21..................................

UT Martin ( Northern Illinois); W 35-7..............................................

Southeast Missouri State ( Central Michigan); W 38-27...................

 

Advertisement

MAC Football Merchandise

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAC Football Merchandise

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAC Football Merchandise

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAC Football Merchandise