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.

56.Six MAC players drafted | Longest career of UDFA signees? MAC Football Pod

EPISODE 56 The NFL Draft has come and gone, which means its finally time to talk about what happened rather than spinning the wheel on what we think could happen.  Six MAC players were taken in the draft, none later than round five.  Many more were signed as undrafted free agents, and some notable players are left with tryouts. What surprised us? What didn't? Why wasn't Justin Hall selected even though he had a tremendous career? Which of the undrafted MAC guys do we think will have the longest career in the NFL? Twitters: @ARAlvarado13, @Kaleb_M_Carter, and @NIFFOCNITSUJ. LINKS Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/mac-football-pod/id1554654736  Kaleb's Illinois prep sports coverage: https://ko-fi.com/kalebcarter425643 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  The Ypsilanti Eleven: https://ypsilantieleven.substack.com/
  1. 56.Six MAC players drafted | Longest career of UDFA signees?
  2. 55. The 2022 MAC-Only Mock Draft
  3. 54. MAC improved league scheduling while keeping divisions | Playoff will not expand, still
  4. 53. The most interesting team in FCS went 3-8 in 2021 | Scouts learning to love Dominique Robinson this year
  5. Episode 52: The tallest kid in middle school finally retires | Jason Candle didn’t leave Toledo for Miami (of Florida)

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