MAC Bowl 2012 Preview: Two Great QBs, two 10-win teams, Huskies roll Bowl,  Arkansas State (10-2) vs. Northern Illinois (10-3), Mobile, Alabama Ladd Peebles Stadium- Kickoff 2100 ET (9pm) Arkansas State Sun Belt offensive player of the year Ryan Aplin is a dual threat QB passing for 3,235 yards with 18 touchdowns and running for a team-high 605 with nine scores for the Red Wolves.  ASU […]

2011 Military Bowl – Falcons should fly by Rockets

Military Bowl, 12.28.2011 at 163o ET Air Force Falcons vs. Toledo Rockets – The teams had a common opponent this season, each losing to Boise State. The Rockets suffered a 40-15 home defeat to the Broncos on Sept. 16, and the Falcons lost 37-26 on the road Oct. 22. Notes: Air Force The Falcons’ are […]

Little Caesars Pizza Bowl, MAC perspective: Expect a lot of toppings and a Purdue win

Little Caesars Pizza Bowl, December 27 at 4PM Ford Field, Detroit Michigan – Western Michigan Broncos vs. Purdue Boilermakers Notes: Western Michigan The Broncos rank among the national leaders in scoring (35.6 ppg) and passing (328.8 ypg). Western Michigan has lost each of its previous four bowl appearances, most recently in 2008 to Rice in the […]

New Mexico Bowl Preview: Temple should rope Cowboys

Expect a close contest where both the Temple Owls and the Wyoming Cowboys want to be in this bowl and both want to win and build momentum for 2012. Somehow you have to figure that when the game is on the line, Temple’s Bernard Pierce will be the guy to pull them through. Notes: Temple […]

Idaho Potato Bowl Preview: Utah State versus Ohio Bobcats on the smurf turf

Expect the USU defense to hold Ohio in check on “Smurf Turf.” Notes: Ohio Ohio’s run defense which ranked third in the MAC, allowing 126.4 yards per game, and kept two of its last four opponents under 70. Ohio is appearing in a bowl for a third straight year for the first time in school […]

MAC Championship Preview: Nick's Pick is Bobcats scratch past Huskies

Ohio Bobcats (9-3, 6-2 MAC) vs. Northern Illinois Huskies (9-3, 7-1 MAC) Friday, December 2, 2011 • 7:00 pm ET • Detroit, Mich. • Ford Field (65,000) ESPN2 • Announcers: Joe Tessitore (play-by-play), Rodney Gilmore (analyst), Jeannine Edwards (sideline reporter) Nick’s Pick: Ohio 27 – NIU 23 (Smart guys in the desert suggest a 37-34 […]

MAC Daddy: Notes and Nick's Picks for week 13

Nick’s Picks went 7-0 last week and now stand at 77-22 on the season… Eastern Michigan (6-5, 4-3 MAC) at Northern Illinois (8-3, 6-1 MAC) Friday, November 25, 2011 • 11:00 am ET • DeKalb, Ill. • Brigham Field at Huskie Stadium (24,000); ESPNU; Series: Northern Illinois leads 25-14-2 Nick’s Pick: NIU 38 – Eastern […]