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?
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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).
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Feedback on the NCAA's decision to reinstate satellite camps has been greeted with mostly positive comments so far, especially from coaches at Group of 5 programs that were greatly impacted by the original decision to ban them. "It allows for a Group of 5 School to reach out to more prospects and in a football related environment that fits into the budgetary constant into that we all have," said Rob Ianello, associate head coach/recruiting coordinator at Buffalo University. "It also greatly lessons the financial burden on the prospect."
The University at Buffalo says defensive end Solomon Jackson has died a week after experiencing a medical emergency during a team conditioning session.
Freshman Marquis Young rushed for 240 yards and three first-half touchdowns and UMass held on to defeat Buffalo 31-26 on Friday night.
UMass defense seals the deal
Buffalo QB Joe Licata's pass was tipped into the hands of defender Da'Sean Downey. The sophomore linebacker's interception helped the Minutemen hold on to a 31-26 victory. UMass RB Marquis Young had 35 carries for 240 yards and three TDs.
UMass extends it lead late in game
Minutemen kicker Logan Laurent hit a 37-yard field goal to put his team up 31-26 over Buffalo with just over two minutes left in the game.
Buffalo draws closer to start 4th quarter
Bulls RB Jordan Johnson ran up the middle through the Minutemen defense for a 5-yard TD, but Buffalo failed to convert on the two-point conversion. UMass still leads 28-26 in the fourth quarter.
UMass RB goes for 215 yards in first half
UMass' Marquis Young had the third-best rushing performance in a half this season, as he went for 215 yards, including this 35-yard dash, against Buffalo on ESPNU.
UMass takes lead into halftime
After the Minutemen defense forced an interception in its own end zone, QB Blake Frohnapfel capped a five-play 80-yard drive with a 14-yard TD run. Buffalo trails 28-17 at halftime.
UMass gamble pays off
The Mintuemen went for it on fourth down, and RB Marquis Young pounded it in for a 1-yard touchdown. Buffalo trails 21-17 late in the second quarter.
Bulls score after forcing turnover
Buffalo RB Anthone Taylor pounds it up the middle for a 2-yard touchdown. UMass trails 17-14 in the second quarter.
Buffalo defense forces another int
The Bulls' defense picked off Blake Frohnapfel for the second time today. Safety Andrews Dadeboe undercuts the pass and returns it to the UMass 19-yard line.
Bulls defense forces a turnover
UMass QB Blake Frohnapfel's pass was intercepted by Brandon Berry. The sophomore linebacker's return helped lead to a 22-yard field goal. The Minutemen are hanging on to a 14-10 lead in the first quarter.
Bulls on the board
Buffalo QB Joe Licata finds Matt Weiser in the middle of the field for an 18-yard touchdown. UMass still leads 14-7 in the first quarter.
Young finds the end zone, again
UMass RB Marquis Young breaks through the middle of the Buffalo defense and outruns the defenders on his way for a 47-yard TD. Bulls trail 14-0 in the first quarter.