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Bowling Green took home last season's MAC title, but Western Michigan brings back receiver Corey Davis and a high-powered offense. Who are the other players to watch in the conference?
How do MAC coaches think 2016 will go? Opposing coaches dish on why Ohio will be good (again), Kareem Hunt should hit 1,000 yards (again) and Western Michigan will throw it a lot (again).
Jeremy Crabtree RecruitingNation
The overwhelming feedback from Group of 5 coaches after the NCAA's decision to bring back satellite camps is jubilation. "This is a great day for football campers all across the nation," Ball State director of player personnel Tilman Clark said. "Their abilities and aspirations can now be proven to college coaches this summer. Coaching staffs in the Group of 5 can now accommodate campers who have travel restrictions by attending other institutions camps to find Division 1 talent. This decision is a huge victory for players who are looking to earn a scholarship this summer."
New Ball State coach Mike Neu hired former Syracuse assistant Tim Daoust as defensive coordinator and former Indianapolis Colts player Kyle DeVan as offensive line coach Monday.
Ball State's Pete Lembo resigns
The head coach has resigned to take a job on D.J. Durkin's staff at Maryland, a source told ESPN's Brett McMurphy. Fox Sports earlier reported the move. Lembo was 33-29 in 5 seasons with the Cardinals.
Pete Lembo has resigned as head coach at Ball State to take a job on head coach D.J. Durkin's staff at Maryland.
Matt Johnson threw for 236 yards and had three total touchdowns, Travis Greene ran for 97 yards and two scores, and Bowling Green beat Ball State 48-10 on Tuesday night.
Domer TD caps off Bowling Green win
Matt Domer's 95-yard TD run with less than a minute left capped off Bowling Green's 48-10 win against Ball State.
Dieter does it again with TD catch
With this TD, Bowling Green's Gehrig Dieter caught his 4th TD in two weeks. (Streaming live on ESPN3)
Gehrig Dieter catches everything
The Bowling Green WR already has a few one-handed snatches on his highlight reel. Here, he shows off the footwork on the sideline.
JD Sprague had 321 total yards and three touchdowns, A.J. Ouellette ran for a season-high 121 yards and two scores, and Ohio beat Ball State 48-31 on Tuesday night.
Ohio toasts Ball State for 60-yard TD
Ohio WR Jordan Reid gets behind the Ball State defense, and QB JD Sprague hit him in stride to take a 21-3 lead in the 2nd quarter on ESPNU.
Watch: Ball State vs. Ohio
Ohio snapped a three-game slide with last week's win over Kent State. Can QB Derrius Vick and company stay on a roll over MAC bottom-feeder Ball State? Live on ESPNU/WatchESPN
Zach Terrell threw three touchdown passes to Corey Davis and Western Michigan had a school-record 711 yards of total offence in a 54-7 victory over Ball State on Thursday night.
Riley Neal threw a touchdown pass, James Gilbert ran 2 yards for a score and Ball State beat Massachusetts 20-10 on Saturday.
Cardinals up at half
Ball State leads UMass 10-3 at halftime. Which six-loss team will prevail? Live on ESPN3
Watch: UMass at Ball State
UMass-Ball State is a pick 'em in Las Vegas, but ESPN's Football Power Index gives the Cardinals a 66.2 percent chance to win at home. Live on ESPN3
Cooper Rush completed 30 of 38 passes for 316 yards and two touchdowns to help Central Michigan beat Ball State 23-21 on Saturday.
Cardinals up at half
Ball State scored a touchdown to close the half and leads Central Michigan 14-10. Cardinals RB James Gilbert has 53 yards and a touchdown on the ground. Live on ESPN3
Watch: Central Michigan at Ball State
Central Michigan visits Ball State as 7.5-point favorites. The Chippewas try to improve to 3-1 in MAC play. Live on ESPN3
Who's your best bet?
Central Michigan travels to Muncie to take on Ball State this Saturday. The Cardinals are 7.5-point home underdogs. Who is Will Harris backing? Week 8 best bets (Insider)
Ball State @ Georgia State Panthers
Georgia Dome - Thu 9/1