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Week 9 MAC Predictions

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MAC Week 9 Predictions

MAC Week 9 Predictions
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The MAC had another great weekend of college football this past Saturday, as games went down to the wire and teams battled to move up in the their division. Week 8 provided great performances on both sides of the ball and electrified crowds across the Mid-West. Week 9 provides an opportunity to showcase some of the best teams in the division and this weekend will provide a clearer picture of who might be playing in Detroit come December.

Akron was able to pick up their first conference win under second-year head coach Terry Bowden. The Zips jumped up to a 24-7 lead early in the fourth quarter and held on for the 24-17. More impressively, was the fact that the Zips broke a 28 road losing streak that dated back to 2008 and won in Miami (OH) Yeager Stadium for the first time since 1939. Akron was physical on both sides of the football and outplayed the RedHawks in every facet of the game. This week the 7-1 Ball State Cardinals will come to InfoCision Stadium to face Akron.

Northern Illinois continued to impress fans as the Huskies beat Central Michigan 38-17 on the road. Quarterback Jordan Lynch had an amazing afternoon in rushing for 316 rushing yards and three touchdowns. This week, the Huskies will look to move to 8-0 when they square off against Eastern Michigan at home.

It should be a great weekend of college football within the MAC and Week 9 should have fireworks in every match up. Here are the predictions for Week 9.

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Ohio 27 Miami (OH) 21

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Ohio was able to throw for 399 yards in last week's victory. The Bobcats defense should be able to stuff a RedHawks offense that is struggling both rushing and throwing the football.

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Bowling Green 23 Toledo 14

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Bowling Green has the best defense in the MAC and the Rockets expended a lot of energy in last week's double overtime victory.

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UMASS 13 Western Michigan 9

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Western Michigan is 0-8 and has struggled to put up points. UMASS will be determined to pick up their second conference victory at home.

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Buffalo 17 Kent State 10

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Buffalo has a very solid defense that is peaking at just the right time of the season while Kent State continues to have offensive problems scoring points.

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Northern Illinois 42 Eastern Michigan 13

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Northern Illinois could have the best team in the conference while Eastern Michigan played a very emotional game against Ohio last week. However, this week will provide a wake up call to the Eagles who could be physically drained after last week's loss.

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Akron 28 Ball State 25

Akron 28 Ball State 25
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Akron has now won their first game in the conference under Terry Bowden and will be playing with emotion on Saturday. The Zips should be able to move the football behind quarterback Kyle Pohl and underrated group of receivers. The Zips will be playing loose and looking to carry over the momentum from last week's road victory.