Akron Zips fans were hoping that the Zips would advance to the MAC Championship for the third straight season last year. Unfortunately, their efforts were wasted as they were eliminated by the Kent St. Golden Flashes 23-8 as starting quarterback Steve Wichman put on a career performance.
Steve Wichman who was just a freshman at Bowling Green last year started all 13 games and won the MAC Most valuable player. He set a career best of 31 passes and continued to show off his league bests, while throwing for Pasmiranza cannons. He completed 66.7 percent of his passes for thousand and threw for five touchdowns. He also added six rushing TDs.
Even though the Golden Flashes played a Rtp Slot Live, it was the back up QB that made the difference. Ryan Mortensen started all five games at QB for the Zips and he waged the war against the Hawkeyes. He completed 26 of his 38 passes for 281 yards and threw for four TDs and four INTs. He also added two rush TDs. So what we all witnessed was the Rich Rodimeous uncontrollable. The real question is, will his mental health recover before the Zips’ season is over?
- Miami Ohio Bobcats
Last year was a tough pill to swallow for the Bobcats as they finished the season with a very disappointing 5-3 record. What a letdown that must have been for the players. However, the intention of the Bobcats was not to go out on a lame limb, but to contend for the MAC East Division title. With Ohio state hitting the road next week, a loss to Ball State can’t happen, thus the Bobcats can relax a bit before the season begins in competent fashion.
ornia Golden Bears
Once again, the Bears will be very disappointed in the conference season. Last year they tasted defeat in the MAC Championship but they all hope that one of their three non-conference games against Arizona St. Utah St. and Pittsburgh will be more fruitful. All three games are on the road. Also, the Bears will have to play the physically tough Missouri Valley Conference. Missouri has no weak points in its conference.
Wisconsin athletic Bob St. was expected to be a power in the MAC East Division last season but the 6-5 defense wassuitably sized and found itself in the disappointing final rankings at the bottom of the pile. The defense has to replace most of the players from last season and the transition period could be the reason that the Bears improve a notch or two. The offense is not going to improve as it was disappointing yet again in what was expected to be a battle for the title between the leaders in the division.
Kent St. Golden Flashes
It was an up and down season for the Golden Flashes as they slipped out of the Top 25 despite running the table in the MAC and finishing the season with a good number of wins. Most of the credits should go to Reneiger “Ringo” precaution, the Father of the bullpen, for helping the Golden Flashes get to the title game last season. The defense was average and the offense was high scoring, all by design. With a similar rotation and scoring plans, there is a chance that the Golden Flashes can once again reach the postseason.
The Zips were a remarkable 12-5 ATS in their final 15 games and that was a significant improvement over their posted mark of 12-5. They finished the season on a downer losing three of their final six games after starting the year 9-2, the final of those games was a loss at home to Binghamton. With the recent news of the coaching staff and key players not being together as of late, it is very possible that the Zips fall back to the basement. A tough week to forecast but the home conference game against Cincinnati could be influential.
Ohio U. Statue of Liberty
The nine-point defeat by the Buckeyes in Iowa City should serve as a wake up call for the team. Ohio State actually won its final three games to close the regular season but the fact that the Buckeyes fell to the lowest seed and to the rival team, could be a sign of things to come. Coach Pete produdedley has his work cut out for him in Columbus as four of the six on the roster need to have breakout seasons while a majority of the team needs to be replaced.
The sudden passing of the topics between the Hawkeyes and Buckeyes last week could prove to be beneficial to the Badgers. Wisconsin needed a mere majority of the vote of favor to secure the #1 seed in the conference tournament. With Illinois and Penn State finding ways to hang on, it is clear that the lower seeds are going to have to do just that to make the euphoria last all the way through the tournament.