Key Defensive Names from the MAC to Keep an Eye On

In seasons past the MAC has produced some very quality defensive NFL standouts including Jason Taylor from Akron, James Harrison from Kent State and Khalil Mack from Buffalo. This season it seems as though the MAC has been defense heavy so here I highlight three defensive names you might need to get used to hearing…

AAC Spotlight Matchup: Memphis at Houston

Another week of American Conference action give us yet another premier AAC matchup. Last week it was Memphis and Navy, this week it is Memphis and Houston. After Memphis got the victory last week against Navy in front of a home crowd they find themselves deservedly ranked at 25th. Houston however got manhandled by Tulsa…

Winners and Losers of AAC’s Week Six Action

The battle atop the American Conference standings is getting good, three undefeated teams remain, all of which are ranked. South Florida is ranked 18th, Central Florida is ranked 22nd and Navy is ranked 25th. Although, it was a successful week for these three teams along with many other teams in the AAC, there were some…

Which Undefeated American Team Will Fall First?

Going into Week Six of American action, three teams remain undefeated and atop the conference rankings. Those three teams are the South Florida Bulls, the Central Florida Knights and the Navy Midshipmen. While the Bulls and Knights find themselves ranked at 18th and 25th respectively, the Midshipmen are still a few weeks away from being…

Previewing All of the Week Six MACtion

This is a very exciting week in the MAC, since every single game will be a MAC vs MAC matchup. After this week, we will have a much clearer picture of the contenders and the pretenders in the Mid-American Conference. We’re going to break down these games briefly and give our prediction on the outcome….

Why Isn’t Navy Ranked Yet???

Believe it or not, the Navy Midshipmen are one of only TWO teams in the entire FBS that are undefeated but still unranked. The other team is UT San Antonio who are 3-0 in Conference USA (with an impressive win over Baylor albeit but still not a member of a major or even a mid-major…

The MAC Game of the Week: Akron at Bowling Green

This matchup could easily be a Best Worst Game of the Week candidate but it should be a good quality and pure football game. We don’t get a bunch of those in the MAC so although this one will be a snoozefest slugfest of some bad teams, we’ll take what we can get. Both of…

Potential College Football Game of the Week?

The Navy Midshipmen at the Tulsa Golden Hurricane. This is a matchup that I mentioned a few weeks back when talking about Navy’s potential to be ranked at some point this year. Now that is 100% on the line for the Midshipmen in this one. It seems that they are just on the outside edge…

AAC Week Four Spotlight Matchup: Cincinnati at Navy

The Cincinnati Bearcats have surprised more than a few people with their strong start to the 2017 season. The Bearcats find themselves at a 2-1 record with their only loss coming to the Michigan Wolverines back in Week Two (below). Navy however is coming off of a bye in Week Three but remain undefeated at…

Who Is Now The Team To Beat In The AAC?

As we enter Week Four of the College Football season, there are now two heavy favorites to contend for the American Athletic Conference title led by two extraordinary quarterbacks. The South Florida Bulls and Quinton Flowers (pictured) as well as the Memphis Tigers and Riley Ferguson. Both the Bulls and the Tigers are still undefeated…

The MAC Game of the Week: Miami (OH) at Central Michigan

The RedHawks and the Chippewas, two titans of the Mid-American Conference and definitely two programs that will always be in the MAC contention conversation at the end of each season. This year has gone a little differently than the two programs are used to, both programs have lost games they could have won. Central Michigan…

Revisiting the AAC’s Case for ‘The Power Six’

I briefly touched on this topic a while back, since the powers that be in the American Conference have really been pleading their case to become a ‘Power Six’ conference. You might think that it is a little ambitious but how ambitious is it actually? Over the 2015 and 2016 seasons, American programs won 19…