Phil Steele Blog • February 22, 2016

 

2016 MAC Football Schedules.

The MAC announced the release of their 2016 schedules. Here are some interested notes from that release.

• Highlighting the schedule will be 17 nationally televised games during late October and November slated for national television on ESPN2, ESPNU and CBS Sports Network as the conference race unfolds in both the East and West divisions.  ESPN3, which is available in more than 99 million homes, will also stream a select number of games late in the season.

• The regular season will conclude with the 20th Marathon MAC Football Championship game on Friday, Dec. 2 at 7:00 pm ET at Ford Field in Detroit on ESPN2.  This will mark the 13th Marathon MAC Football Championship game at Ford Field, home of the Detroit Lions, Super Bowl XL, and the 2009 NCAA Men’s Final Four.

• MAC programs will face eight non-conference foes that finished in the final AP Top 25 poll: Alabama (1), Ohio State (4), Iowa (9), Oklahoma State (20), Wisconsin (21), Tennessee (22), Northwestern (23) and Western Kentucky (24).

AKRON BALL ST BOWLING GREEN
9/3 VMI 9/3 at Georgia St 9/3 at Ohio St
9/10 at Wisconsin 9/10 at Indiana 9/10 North Dakota
9/17 at Marshall 9/17 Eastern Kentucky 9/17 Middle Tennessee
9/24 Appalachian St 9/24 FAU 9/24 at Memphis
10/1 at Kent St 10/1 Northern Illinois 10/1 Eastern Michigan
10/8 Miami Oh 10/8 at Central Michigan 10/8 at Ohio
10/15 Western Michigan 10/15 at Buffalo 10/15 at Toledo
10/22 at Ball St 10/22 Akron 10/22 Miami Oh
10/27 at Buffalo (Thur) 11/1 Western Michigan (Tues) 11/1 at Northern Illinois (Tues)
11/2 Toledo (Wed) 11/5 Open 11/5 Open
11/9 Bowling Green (Wed) 11/8 Eastern Michigan (Tues) 11/9 at Akron (Wed)
11/19 Open 11/16 at Toledo (Wed) 11/15 Kent St (Tues)
11/22 at Ohio (Tues) 11/22 at Miami Oh (Tues) 11/25 Buffalo (Fri)
BUFFALO CENTRAL MICHIGAN EASTERN MICHIGAN
9/3 Albany 9/1 Presbyterian (Thur) 9/3 Miss Valley St
9/10 Open 9/10 at Oklahoma St 9/10 at Missouri
9/17 at Nevada 9/17 UNLV 9/17 at Charlotte
9/24 Army 9/24 at Virginia 9/24 Wyoming
10/1 at Boston College 10/1 Western Michigan 10/1 at Bowling Green
10/8 Kent St 10/8 Ball St 10/8 Toledo
10/15 Ball St 10/15 at Northern Illinois 10/15 at Ohio
10/22 at Northern Illinois 10/22 at Toledo 10/22 at Western Michigan
10/27 Akron (Thur) 10/29 Kent St 10/29 Miami Oh
11/3 at Ohio (Thur) 11/4 at Miami Oh (Fri) 11/8 at Ball St (Tues)
11/12 Miami Oh 11/12 Open 11/12 Open
11/19 at Western Michigan 11/15 Ohio (Tues) 11/16 Northern Illinois (Wed)
11/25 at Bowling Green (Fri) 11/22 at Eastern Michigan (Tues) 11/22 Central Michigan (Tues)
KENT ST MIAMI OH NORTHERN ILLINOIS
9/3 at Penn St 9/3 at Iowa 9/3 Wyoming
9/10 North Carolina A&T 9/10 Eastern Illinois 9/10 South Florida
9/17 Monmouth 9/17 WKU 9/17 San Diego St
9/24 at Alabama 9/24 at Cincinnati 9/24 Western Illinois
10/1 Akron 10/1 Ohio 10/1 Ball St
10/8 at Buffalo 10/8 at Akron 10/8 Western Michigan
10/15 at Miami Oh 10/15 Kent St 10/15 Central Michigan
10/22 Ohio 10/22 at Bowling Green 10/22 Buffalo
10/29 at Central Michigan 10/29 at Eastern Michigan 11/1 Bowling Green (Tues)
11/5 Open 11/4 Central Michigan (Fri) 11/5 Open
11/8 Western Michigan (Tues) 11/12 at Buffalo 11/9 Toledo (Wed)
11/15 at Bowling Green (Tues) 11/22 Ball St (Tues) 11/16 Eastern Michigan (Wed)
11/25 Northern Illinois (Fri) 11/26 11/25 Kent St (Fri)
OHIO TOLEDO W MICHIGAN
9/3 Texas St 9/3 at Arkansas St 9/3 at Northwestern
9/10 at Kansas 9/10 Maine 9/10 NC Central
9/17 at Tennessee 9/17 Fresno St 9/17 at Illinois
9/24 Gardner-Webb 9/30 at BYU (Fri) 9/24 Georgia Southern
10/1 Miami Oh 10/1 Open 10/1 at Central Michigan
10/8 Bowling Green 10/8 at Eastern Michigan 10/8 Northern Illinois
10/15 Eastern Michigan 10/15 Bowling Green 10/15 at Akron
10/22 at Kent St 10/22 Central Michigan 10/22 Eastern Michigan
10/27 at Toledo (Thur) 10/27 Ohio (Thur) 11/1 at Ball St (Tues)
11/3 Buffalo (Thur) 11/2 at Akron (Wed) 11/5 Open
11/15 at Central Michigan (Tues) 11/9 at Northern Illinois (Wed) 11/8 at Kent St (Tues)
11/19 Open 11/16 Ball St (Wed) 11/19 Buffalo
11/22 Akron (Tues)<