41. Northern Illinois 39, Central Michigan 38 | MAC game of the year, lock it up

New MAC Football Pod!

EPISODE 41

Northern Illinois beat Central Michigan 39-38 on the road on Saturday, and now the Huskies of all teams have complete control of the MAC West race with a 4-0 conference record. Even more: NIU’s the first bowl-eligible team in the MAC at 6-2.

NIU fought back from an 18-point deficit to take the lead (twice!) in the fourth quarter and banked on a kicker that you probably hadn’t heard of until he stepped on the field for his first of three field goals. CMU was a mishandled snap on a late field goal attempt away from coming away with the win, but in a sport cluttered with coulda-shoulda-wouldas, Thomas Hammock and NIU are finishing things with wins. And nothing matters more than winning. 

In this episode, Alex does a quick recap of Saturday’s game.

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EPISODE 65 We are one-third of the way through the season already. Whew. MACtion heats up across the board this weekend, which means it's really the start of a new season. How much of what we saw in September will even be replicated in league play? Twitters: @ARAlvarado13, @Kaleb_M_Carter, and @NIFFOCNITSUJ. LINKS Alex's newsletter, The Ypsilanti Eleven: https://www.ypsi11.com/ Kaleb's newsletter, CSL Varsity: https://thecslvarsitynewsletter.substack.com/  Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/mac-football-pod/id1554654736  Podbay: https://podbay.fm/p/mac-football-pod  Podbean: https://macfootballpod.podbean.com/  Podcast Addict: https://podcastaddict.com/podcast/3534990  Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6nA2YCoJJUTmCBMHm7LOA4 
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