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<a href="http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/college/knights/orl-sptmac29082902aug29.story?coll=tf%2Dknights" target="_blank">MAC gets a chance to run with big dogs</a>

<a href="http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/college/knights/orl-sptmacchart29082902aug29.htmlstory?coll=orl%2Dsports%2Dheadlines" target="_blank">4 years vs. the BCS</a>
Essency, I had to go back and look at that article again 'cause I didn't believe it the first time.......C-USA won only 2 of 19 games vs. the BCS programs last year? The MAC (and UCF) was 7-zip vs. them last year......nnd to think how their message board fans still disparage the MAC. Talk about moxie!
So in the past four years, the MAC has won 20.5% of its games against BCS opponents (18/88), which is pretty good considering that over 90% of those games are on the road. If those games were split evenly between home and road games, I'd bet the MAC would have a winning rate of over 30%. Again, not bad considering how much more publicity, exposure, blue-chip recruits, and bowl $$$ the BCS schools get per year.
Motown, it's been awhile since I read this factoid, but as I recall Big Ten teams only win something like 27% of their conference away games during the regular season. So, all in all the MAC does pretty well when competing with the "big boyz" in their own backyards.

In the past you might've made the argument that the MAC didn't even play the better BCS programs, but that's not true anymore as Miami has played Michigan, CMU has played (and beaten) MSU, UT has played (and beaten) both Purdue and PSU, Marshall beat Clemson, Miami has played (and beaten) the B10 champ and #12 V-Tech, and although no one has beaten the Buckeyes yet they are now playing on MAC team each year.
Another example of just how un-informed the UCF Press is:

"Eastern Michigan at No. 18 Michigan"

I do believe that there is a difference between FSU, Miami(FL) and Florida - but somehow to the Orlando press, Michigan State and Michigan are the same.

If it were the first mistake or even a rare one - then ok, but these po-dunks don't even know the name of the conference! Idiots

<small>[ August 30, 2002, 07:29 PM: Message edited by: EMUHuron ]</small>
"but these po-dunks don't even know the name of the conference! Idiots"

Hey, wait a friggin' minute before you call the folks in Orlando "po-dunks"

Ypsilanti also qualifies as a "po-dunk" town. Not to mention the small town in Michigan I grew up in, which I won't mention.

If you want to chasten those UCF fellas use the correct term, CITY SLICKERS

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