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2005 MAC Football Pigskin Preview

Below is the VanDelaySports.com 2005 MAC Football Pigskin Preview. Final standings and upset victories are predicted through the entire MAC season. Click on the team names below for specific team preview information as well as game-by-game results.

 

 MAC East  MAC West

Team

MAC

Overall

Team

MAC

Overall

Bowling Green

7-1

9-2

Toledo

7-1

9-2

Miami

6-2

8-3

Northern Illinois

7-1

8-3

Ohio

3-5

4-7

Western Michigan

4-4

6-5

Buffalo

3-5

4-7

Eastern Michigan

3-5

4-7

Akron

3-5

4-7

Central Michigan

2-6

4-7

Kent

1-7

2-9

Ball State

2-6

2-9

MAC Championship: Bowling Green over Toledo

GMAC Bowl: Bowling Green over Memphis

Motor City Bowl: Minnesota over Toledo

Miami or Northern Illinois longshot for 3rd bowl opportunity


2005 Preseason All-VanDelay Team

Quarterbacks:
Omar Jacobs, Bowling Green
Bruce Gradkowski, Toledo
Josh Betts, Miami
Matt Bohnet, Eastern Michigan

Running Backs:
PJ Pope, Bowling Green
Garrett Wolfe, Northern Illinois
Brett Biggs, Akron
Anthony Sherrill, Eastern Michigan
Scooter McDougle, Toledo
Kalvin McRae, Ohio

 

Wide Receivers & Tight Ends:
Eric Deslauriers, Eastern Michigan
Greg Jennings, Western Michigan
Martin Nance, Miami
Steve Sanders, Bowling Green
Charles Sharon, Bowling Green
Tony Scheffler, Western Michigan
Josh Powell, Toledo
Chad Upshaw, Buffalo

 

Offensive Line:
John Greco, Toledo
Todd Londot, Miami
Kory Lichtensteiger, Bowling Green
Ben Lueck, Northern Illinois
Brian Van Acker, Northern Illinois
Jeff Jenerou, Central Michigan
Rob Warren, Bowling Green
Doug Free, Northern Illinois
Chris Wakeman, Toledo

Defensive Line:
Dan Bauzin, Central Michigan
Marcus Johnson, Miami
Devon Parks, Bowling Green
Justin Parrish, Kent State
Rob Schroeder, Buffalo
Ken West, Northern Illinois
Dan Muir, Kent State

 

Linebackers:
John Bushing, Miami
Terna Nande, Miami
Anthony Jordan, Toledo
Javan Lee, Northern Illinois
Matt Muncy, Ohio
David Thomas, Toledo
Donta Smith, Ball State

 

Defensive Backs:
Darrell Hunter, Miami
Keon Jackson, Toledo
Ray Smith, NIU
TJ Wright, Ohio
Nigel Morris, Toledo
Deon Byrum, Ohio
Jelani Jordan, Bowling Green

Specialists:
Andrew Wellock, EMU PK
Matthew Miller, Ohio P
Domenik Hixon, Akron KR
Ryne Robinson, Miami PR


Mark it down!

Non-coference games the MAC will win in 2005:
Miami over Cincinnati
Miami over Temple
Bowling Green over Wisconsin
Bowling Green over Temple
Akron over Army
Ohio over Pittsburgh
Buffalo over Rutgers
Toledo over Temple
Eastern Michigan over La-Lafayette
Western Michigan over Temple
Central Michigan over Indiana
Central Michigan over Army

 

Italicized games represent upsets