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MAC Football 2009 - By The Numbers

  • 1 – new on-campus facility to open in the MAC this season with Akron’s InfoCision Stadium (30,000) making its debut Sept. 12 when the Zips host Morgan State.
  • 4 – consecutive winning seasons by Central Michigan, the longest current streak in the league.
  • 4 – wins by MAC teams over Big Ten opponents in 2008, the most ever in league history.
  • 5 – MAC teams that went to a bowl game last season, tying a league mark set in 2004.
  • 7 – different teams that have appeared in the last four MAC Championship games.
  • 9 – different MAC schools that have appeared in a bowl game in the last four seasons.
  • 12 – the ranking of Ball State in the Associated Press poll as of Nov. 30, the highest listing in school history.
  • 14 – current consecutive regular season wins by Ball State.
  • 22 - rushing touchdowns last year by Ball State’s MiQuale Lewis, the second best season total in league history (25, Travis Prentice of Miami, 1997).
  • 25 -- touchdown passes needed by WMU's Tim Hiller (has 76) to pass Marshall’s Chad Pennington (100) as the all-time leader in conference history.
  • 27 - touchdown passes needed by CMU’s Dan LeFevour (has 74) to pass Marshall’s Chad Pennington (100) as the all-time leader in conference history.
  • 81 – receptions needed by Central Michigan’s Bryan Anderson (226) to become the MAC’s career leader, bypassing the 306 by Josh Davis of Marshall.
  • 383 – yards of total offense required by Dan LeFevour (11,702) to pass Marshall’s Byron Leftwich (12,084) as the conference’s career leader.
  • 1,010 – rushing yards by Toledo’s Morgan Williams in 2008, the ninth highest total by a freshman in MAC history.
  • 1,528 – passing yards by Northern Illinois’ Chandler Harnish last year, the eighth highest total in MAC history for a freshman.
  • 2,437 – passing yards that Dan LeFevour (9,467) needs by surpass Marshall’s Byron Leftwich (11,903) as the MAC’s career leader.
  • 65,535 – capacity of Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, the site of the Sept. 5 game when Miami will host Kentucky at the NFL stadium.
  • 73,200 – capacity of Cleveland Browns Stadium, the site of the Sept. 19 game when Toledo will host Ohio State at the NFL facility.


By Nick Gerogosian