MAC EAST Preseason Backwards Countdown 2014 # 1

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Starting Monday May 26 – June 7 we will attempt to rank the teams in the Mid American Conference.  On June 7th we will reveal the projected finish from top to bottom 1-13

  • Comparison of our original 6 voters (5/9/14) compared to the new poll with 17 people (5/25/14)
  • Our original 6 voters the outcome was remarkably different than when we added an additional 11 posters that shared votes from the MAC board members (additional votes from 5/24 and 5/25).  After tabulating the results and without disclosing the difference in the two polls you will be surprised with the outcome (6/7/14).  Hope everyone enjoys the poll and  gets pumped to battle on the field in August.   So we start the backwards Countdown for the 2014 Preseason ranking with the East.

# 1 Bowling Green (7-6) E (1) 2014 Prediction (8-4)

# 2 Ohio U (7-6) 2014 E (2) 2014 Prediction (8-4)

# 3 Buffalo (8-5) 2014 E (3) 2014 Prediction (9-3)

# 4 Kent State (4-8)  E (4) 2014 Prediction (5-7)

# 5 Akron University (5-7)  E (5) 2014 Prediction (4-8)

# 6 Miami University (0-12)  E (6) 2014 Prediction (2-10)

# 7 Massachusetts (1-11)  E (7) 2014 Prediction (0-12)

Introducing # 1

Bowling Green logo    BOWLING GREEN Football pictures

MAC EAST Preseason Backwards Countdown 2014

# 1 Bowling Green (10-4) 2014 Prediction (8-4) Even though Dave Clawson has moved on with new head coach Dino Babers taking over the reins this first year, fans expectations will be high.   Bowling Green finished the 2013 season celebrating as they won their 11th MAC Football Championship in a 47-27 victory over Northern Illinois.    The Falcons play their home games in the 24,000 seat Doyl Perry Stadium.   The only negative in 2013 was a 3 point loss to Pittsburg in the Little Caesars Bowl. The Falcons offense will be ready to start where they left off last season.  The first game of the year could be a critical OOC game and might set the stage for the year. Seven starters are on back including QB Matt Johnson and RB Travis Greene along with three underclassmen that should be in the rotation up front, redshirt freshmen Jacob Bennett, and Logan Diet at the tackle position along with TE Alex Bayer will be counted on heavily.
The defensive side lost tackles Ted Outllet and Jairus Campbell, but both starting outside linebackers – D.J. Lynch and Brian Sutton – return. The defense will need to replace 3 players in the secondary where BooBoo Gates and two other starters are gone. On special teams Punter Brian Schmiedebusch has also graduated but he will be replaced with punter/kicker Tyler Tate.

2014 Bowling Green Falcons Football Schedule Predictions (8-4)

Date   Opponent Predictions  
Friday
Aug. 29
at Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
H. Ind. – L.T. Smith Stadium, Bowling Green, KY
TBA  L
Saturday
Sept. 6
VMI Keydets
Doyt Perry Stadium, Bowling Green, OH
TBA W
Saturday
Sept. 13
Indiana Hoosiers
Doyt Perry Stadium, Bowling Green, OH
TBA L
Saturday
Sept. 20
at Wisconsin Badgers
Camp Randall Stadium, Madison, WI
TBA L
Saturday
Sept. 27
at UMass Minutemen
McGuirk Stadium, Amherst, MA
TBA W
Saturday
Oct. 4
Buffalo Bulls (HC)
Doyt Perry Stadium, Bowling Green, OH
TBA W
Saturday
Oct. 11
at Ohio Bobcats
Peden Stadium, Athens, OH
TBA  W
Saturday
Oct. 18
Western Michigan Broncos
Doyt Perry Stadium, Bowling Green, OH
TBA W
Saturday
Oct. 25
Open Date
Saturday
Nov. 1
Open Date
Tuesday
Nov. 4
at Akron Zips
InfoCision Stadium-Summa Field, Akron, OH
8:00 p.m. ET
ESPN2 or ESPNU
W
Wednesday
Nov. 12
Kent State Golden Flashes
Doyt Perry Stadium, Bowling Green, OH
8:00 p.m. ET
ESPN2 or ESPNU
W
Wednesday
Nov. 19
at Toledo Rockets
Glass Bowl, Toledo, OH
8:00 p.m. ET
ESPN2 or ESPNU
W
Friday
Nov. 28
Ball State Cardinals
Doyt Perry Stadium, Bowling Green, OH
Time TBA
ESPNU or ESPN3
L

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