MAC West Preseason Backwards Countdown 2014 West # 6

MAC West Preseason Backwards Countdown 2014

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.

Introducing MAC West # 6

Eastern Michigan Logo   EMU Football Pict

6. Eastern Michigan (W-6) (1-11) 2014 Prediction (2-10) Chris Creighton takes over the Eagles as head coach in 2014 after a successful career at Drake University.  The Eagles play in the 30,200 seat Rynearson Stadium.  One of the first issues Chris Creighton will address will be Turnovers.  The Eagles turnover margin was among the nation’s worst, finishing 120th in the nation with a -1.0 margin. However there are positives that Crrighton has to move forward with.  Bronson Hill led the way with 1,101 yards and five scores, and he and four of the top five rushers are back behind a line that returns four starters. Tyler Benz is back at quarterback, and will have his pick of targets with the top seven receivers returning.  Tyreese Russell could be among the MAC’s best tight ends.   LB Ike Spearman also returns along with Gregg Ibe, unfortunately three of four starters from last year are gone from the secondary.  Special teams will look for improvement as P Austin Barnes needs to average better than his subpar 40 yard kicking game and Dylan Mulder must improve on his 6-of-11 field goal record from 2013.

W (6) 2014 Eastern Michigan Eagles Football Schedule  Predictions (2-10)
Date   Opponent Predictions
Saturday
Aug. 30
Morgan State Bears
Rynearson Stadium, Ypsilanti, MI
TBA W
Saturday
Sept. 6
at Florida Gators
Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Gainesville, FL
4:00 p.m. ET
SEC Network
L
Saturday
Sept. 13
at Old Dominion Monarchs
Foreman Field, Norfolk, VA
TBA L
Saturday
Sept. 20
at Michigan State Spartans
Spartan Stadium, East Lansing, MI
TBA L
Saturday
Sept. 27
Open Date
Saturday
Oct. 4
at Akron Zips
InfoCision Stadium-Summa Field, Akron, OH
TBA L
Saturday
Oct. 11
Buffalo Bulls
Rynearson Stadium, Ypsilanti, MI
TBA L
Saturday
Oct. 18
at UMass Minutemen
Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA
TBA W
Saturday
Oct. 25
Northern Illinois Huskies
Rynearson Stadium, Ypsilanti, MI
TBA L
Saturday
Nov. 1
Central Michigan Chippewas
Rynearson Stadium, Ypsilanti, MI
TBA L
Saturday
Nov. 8
Open Date
Saturday
Nov. 15
at Western Michigan Broncos
Waldo Stadium, Kalamazoo, MI
TBA L
Saturday
Nov. 22
at Ball State Cardinals
Scheumann Stadium, Muncie, IN
TBA L
Friday
Nov. 28
Toledo Rockets
Rynearson Stadium, Ypsilanti, MI
Time TBA
ESPNU/ESPN3
L

 

 

 

 

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