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2022 MAC Bowl Picture
Like last year the MAC has eight bowl tie-ins, so we obviously want to become eligible and hope only seven other MAC schools are 6-6 or better. That being said, last year ESPN made an extra bowl game so all 6-6 or better teams had a game. So most likely 6-6 should be good enough.

Need three more wins
Eastern Michigan
Toledo

Need four more wins
Buffalo
Bowling Green
Kent State
Miami
Ohio
Western Michigan
Ball State

Need five more wins
Akron
Central Michigan
Northern Illinois

So as MAC play really ramps up this week everyone is pretty lumped together. Next weeks games are all on Saturday, I know last year I tried to break down who it was best for us to win each game in terms of helping our bowl hopes. It's kind of too early for that, but here are the match ups:

EMU@WMU
BUF@BGSU
Akron@Ohio
BSU@CMU
Toledo@NIU
KSU@Miami
10-01-2022 09:02 PM
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RE: 2022 MAC Bowl Picture
(10-01-2022 09:02 PM)Sellers dweller Wrote:  Like last year the MAC has eight bowl tie-ins, so we obviously want to become eligible and hope only seven other MAC schools are 6-6 or better. That being said, last year ESPN made an extra bowl game so all 6-6 or better teams had a game. So most likely 6-6 should be good enough.

Need three more wins
Eastern Michigan
Toledo

Need four more wins
Buffalo
Bowling Green
Kent State
Miami
Ohio
Western Michigan
Ball State

Need five more wins
Akron
Central Michigan
Northern Illinois

So as MAC play really ramps up this week everyone is pretty lumped together. Next weeks games are all on Saturday, I know last year I tried to break down who it was best for us to win each game in terms of helping our bowl hopes. It's kind of too early for that, but here are the match ups:

EMU@WMU
BUF@BGSU
Akron@Ohio
BSU@CMU
Toledo@NIU
KSU@Miami

Thanks for putting this together Sellers. Hoping we get to 6 early and secure a berth.
10-01-2022 09:39 PM
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RE: 2022 MAC Bowl Picture
(10-01-2022 09:39 PM)steve4840 Wrote:  
(10-01-2022 09:02 PM)Sellers dweller Wrote:  Like last year the MAC has eight bowl tie-ins, so we obviously want to become eligible and hope only seven other MAC schools are 6-6 or better. That being said, last year ESPN made an extra bowl game so all 6-6 or better teams had a game. So most likely 6-6 should be good enough.

Need three more wins
Eastern Michigan
Toledo

Need four more wins
Buffalo
Bowling Green
Kent State
Miami
Ohio
Western Michigan
Ball State

Need five more wins
Akron
Central Michigan
Northern Illinois

So as MAC play really ramps up this week everyone is pretty lumped together. Next weeks games are all on Saturday, I know last year I tried to break down who it was best for us to win each game in terms of helping our bowl hopes. It's kind of too early for that, but here are the match ups:

EMU@WMU
BUF@BGSU
Akron@Ohio
BSU@CMU
Toledo@NIU
KSU@Miami

Thanks for putting this together Sellers. Hoping we get to 6 early and secure a berth.

No problem. I hope we wrap up #6 rather quickly as well and can focus on making a run to Detroit!
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Detroit? They better buy a ticket.
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(10-02-2022 08:04 AM)holybovine Wrote:  Detroit? They better buy a ticket.

Just trying to stay positive...I wouldn't bet even a dollar on it though.
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RE: 2022 MAC Bowl Picture
We need to play a heck of lot better ball than I've seen so far this season. We can't seem to get two solid halves of football back to back and have limped out of the gate a few times. And penalty after penalty and the same ones too. Yesterday it was three offside defensive ones, two holding on the offensive line and a illegal formation for a punt. UMass bailed us out with even more mistakes on their end. And turnovers we still haven't gotten a positive turnover ratio this year. So far the best surprise to me outside of Austin Smith? Special teams seems to be solid.
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(10-02-2022 08:42 AM)emu79 Wrote:  We need to play a heck of lot better ball than I've seen so far this season. We can't seem to get two solid halves of football back to back and have limped out of the gate a few times. And penalty after penalty and the same ones too. Yesterday it was three offside defensive ones, two holding on the offensive line and a illegal formation for a punt. UMass bailed us out with even more mistakes on their end. And turnovers we still haven't gotten a positive turnover ratio this year. So far the best surprise to me outside of Austin Smith? Special teams seems to be solid.

Agree, 79. I think im happy with a 3-2 record but the way in which we have played with the penalties, flatness, defensive scheme all seem like we may struggle in MAC West play.

I still like this team because I really do believe we have more talent than we have had. i.e I still lime our O-Line, better LB's, deeper talent in secondary, very good Running Backs but for some reason it can't click for 4 quarters.

I really like Austin Smith but he needs more time to develop. He missed a couple wide open touchdown over-throws. I think Taylor Powell will provide us a better pass game vs. Western next week.

A win next week would be enormous for bowl chances.
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RE: 2022 MAC Bowl Picture
(10-02-2022 09:05 AM)steve4840 Wrote:  
(10-02-2022 08:42 AM)emu79 Wrote:  We need to play a heck of lot better ball than I've seen so far this season. We can't seem to get two solid halves of football back to back and have limped out of the gate a few times. And penalty after penalty and the same ones too. Yesterday it was three offside defensive ones, two holding on the offensive line and a illegal formation for a punt. UMass bailed us out with even more mistakes on their end. And turnovers we still haven't gotten a positive turnover ratio this year. So far the best surprise to me outside of Austin Smith? Special teams seems to be solid.

Agree, 79. I think im happy with a 3-2 record but the way in which we have played with the penalties, flatness, defensive scheme all seem like we may struggle in MAC West play.

I still like this team because I really do believe we have more talent than we have had. i.e I still lime our O-Line, better LB's, deeper talent in secondary, very good Running Backs but for some reason it can't click for 4 quarters.

I really like Austin Smith but he needs more time to develop. He missed a couple wide open touchdown over-throws. I think Taylor Powell will provide us a better pass game vs. Western next week.

A win next week would be enormous for bowl chances.

We've played poorly in 2 of our 3 wins. I will choose to silver linings this bad boy and say that if we play well we should be able to win a few games. Thats a bigger if than I'd like though.
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RE: 2022 MAC Bowl Picture
We keep pace with Toledo to lead the pack towards making a bowl.

Need two more wins
Eastern Michigan
Toledo

Need three more wins
Buffalo
Miami
Ohio
Ball State

Need four more wins
Kent State
Bowling Green
Western Michigan

Need five more wins
Akron
Central Michigan
Northern Illinois

We could really put NIU on the ropes next week. Still too early, and we have enough wins at this point, to really care about the outcomes of other games. Here is next weeks slate:

CMU@Akron
Miami@BG
Buffalo@UMass
UConn@Ball State
NIU@EMU
Kent State@Toledo
Ohio@WMU
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RE: 2022 MAC Bowl Picture
Outside of our gigantic win, my main takeaway this week is that NIU and CMU aren’t going bowling.
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RE: 2022 MAC Bowl Picture
(10-09-2022 09:38 AM)holybovine Wrote:  Outside of our gigantic win, my main takeaway this week is that NIU and CMU aren’t going bowling.
I believe the game at home vs Toledo will decide if we can win the MAC! Ball St is winning like N Illinois did last season!
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RE: 2022 MAC Bowl Picture
(10-09-2022 07:13 AM)Sellers dweller Wrote:  We keep pace with Toledo to lead the pack towards making a bowl.

Need two more wins
Eastern Michigan
Toledo

Need three more wins
Buffalo
Miami
Ohio
Ball State

Need four more wins
Kent State
Bowling Green
Western Michigan

Need five more wins
Akron
Central Michigan
Northern Illinois

We could really put NIU on the ropes next week. Still too early, and we have enough wins at this point, to really care about the outcomes of other games. Here is next weeks slate:

CMU@Akron
Miami@BG
Buffalo@UMass
UConn@Ball State
NIU@EMU
Kent State@Toledo
Ohio@WMU

Can UMass pull one out over Buffalo? After getting blown out by Toledo and playing us tough for a loss, I'd love to see them come into the Buffalo game at home with a chip on their shoulder and pull off the upset.
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RE: 2022 MAC Bowl Picture
Well, in my opinion this (yet again) is what our season comes down to. It's mid-October and the best we can hope for is getting back to a bowl game. Which, don't get me wrong, it's cool and all but I really thought this team had more in them.

Again the MAC has eight bowl bids so if nine or more teams are eligible things can get dicey (although ESPN did just make up a bowl last year to get everyone in). Other than Akron I'm not super confidence about any other game so hopefully we can find another win somewhere.

Need one more wins
Toledo

Need two more wins
Eastern Michigan
Buffalo
Ohio
Ball State

Need three more wins
Bowling Green
Miami

Need four more wins
Kent State
Northern Illinois
Central Michigan
Western Michigan

Need five more wins
Akron

Here is next week's slate of games along with the outcome we should hope for:

Akron at Kent State: I say Akron. We know they'll get their seventh loss somewhere along the way, why not give Kent their sixth.

Toledo at Buffalo: I'll go with Buffalo. Both teams are likely to get to a bowl regardless, might as well hope the MAC-west team goes down.

Bowling Green at Central: Bowling Green. Let's hope they can put Central on the brink of being out of the race

Eastern at Ball State ....obviously

Northern Illinois at Ohio: I say Ohio. Get NIU to the brink like CMU.

Western Michigan at Miami: Miami. For the same reason I said BG and Ohio
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We will not go to a bowl if We keep playing like this.
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(10-16-2022 08:35 AM)emussuperfan Wrote:  We will not go to a bowl if We keep playing like this.

Should beat Akron and between BSU, Toledo, Kent, and CMU should be able to sneak out 1 win.
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(10-16-2022 09:15 PM)EagleHawk Wrote:  
(10-16-2022 08:35 AM)emussuperfan Wrote:  We will not go to a bowl if We keep playing like this.

Should beat Akron and between BSU, Toledo, Kent, and CMU should be able to sneak out 1 win.

Yes. Beat Akron and Kent and then win 1 (min.) from BSU, TOL and CMU. I see 7 wins.

Which for all of the Prozac moments 7 - 5 is would have been a good guess for our record.

I believe the Vegas line was EMU 6 1/2 wins which is a nice way of predicting 6 or 7 wins being the most likely number of Ws.
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RE: 2022 MAC Bowl Picture
Who doesnt love bowl projections?

Heres today's from the athletic and stewart mandel:

https://theathletic.com/3703660/2022/10/...ojections/

Idaho Potato
Dec. 20
Fresno State (MWC) vs. Eastern Michigan (MAC)

Other MAC projections:
Bahamas
Dec. 16
Ohio (MAC) vs. North Texas (C-USA)
Nassau, Bahamas
11:30 a.m. ESPN
Cure
Dec. 16
Old Dominion (ESPN) vs. Ball State (ESPN)
Myrtle Beach
Dec. 19
Marshall (ESPN) vs. Buffalo (ESPN)
Quick Lane
Dec. 26
Maryland (Big Ten No. 8) vs. Toledo (MAC)
Arizona
Dec. 30
UNLV (MWC) vs. Miami-OH (MAC)
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(10-18-2022 07:20 AM)dansplaining Wrote:  Who doesnt love bowl projections?

Heres today's from the athletic and stewart mandel:

https://theathletic.com/3703660/2022/10/...ojections/

Idaho Potato
Dec. 20
Fresno State (MWC) vs. Eastern Michigan (MAC)

Other MAC projections:
Bahamas
Dec. 16
Ohio (MAC) vs. North Texas (C-USA)
Nassau, Bahamas
11:30 a.m. ESPN
Cure
Dec. 16
Old Dominion (ESPN) vs. Ball State (ESPN)
Myrtle Beach
Dec. 19
Marshall (ESPN) vs. Buffalo (ESPN)
Quick Lane
Dec. 26
Maryland (Big Ten No. 8) vs. Toledo (MAC)
Arizona
Dec. 30
UNLV (MWC) vs. Miami-OH (MAC)

I like this one better:


https://twitter.com/BigGameBoomer/status...19FUr4iOdg
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(10-19-2022 04:47 AM)emu steve Wrote:  
(10-18-2022 07:20 AM)dansplaining Wrote:  Who doesnt love bowl projections?

Heres today's from the athletic and stewart mandel:

https://theathletic.com/3703660/2022/10/...ojections/

Idaho Potato
Dec. 20
Fresno State (MWC) vs. Eastern Michigan (MAC)

Other MAC projections:
Bahamas
Dec. 16
Ohio (MAC) vs. North Texas (C-USA)
Nassau, Bahamas
11:30 a.m. ESPN
Cure
Dec. 16
Old Dominion (ESPN) vs. Ball State (ESPN)
Myrtle Beach
Dec. 19
Marshall (ESPN) vs. Buffalo (ESPN)
Quick Lane
Dec. 26
Maryland (Big Ten No. 8) vs. Toledo (MAC)
Arizona
Dec. 30
UNLV (MWC) vs. Miami-OH (MAC)

I like this one better:


https://twitter.com/BigGameBoomer/status...19FUr4iOdg

god that would be awesome
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RE: 2022 MAC Bowl Picture
Here's ESPN:

https://www.espn.com/college-football/in...x-matchups

They have two analysts:

Camellia Bowl
Cramton Bowl (Montgomery, Alabama)
Noon, ESPN and the ESPN App
Bonagura: UNLV vs. Louisiana
Schlabach: Eastern Michigan vs. Troy

SERVPRO First Responder Bowl
Gerald J. Ford Stadium (Dallas)
Time TBD, ESPN and the ESPN App
Bonagura: East Carolina vs. Eastern Michigan
Schlabach: Texas Tech vs. Michigan State
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