MAC ANNOUNCES 2014 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
March 1, 2014INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
Cleveland, Ohio - The Mid-American Conference announced the 2014 football schedule
today. Highlighting the schedule will be 14 midweek nationally televised games
during the month of November on ESPN2, ESPNU or ESPN3 as the conference race unfolds
in both the East and West divisions.
An updated release of the MAC 2014 football schedule will be released later this
spring with kick times and a full television schedule.
The regular season will conclude with the 17th Marathon MAC Football Championship
game on Friday, Dec. 5 at Ford Field in Detroit on ESPN2. This will mark the 11th
Marathon MAC Football Championship game at Ford Field, home of the Detroit Lions,
Super Bowl XL, and the 2009 NCAA Men's Final Four.
For the seventh year in a row, league schools will face a formidable non-conference
slate of opponents from the following Football Bowl Subdivision conferences - ACC,
Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC. In addition, the conference will also face
opponents from the American Athletic Conference, Conference USA, Mountain West
Conference, Sun Belt Conference and Independent Army.
MAC programs will face six non-conference foes that finished in the final AP Top 25
poll: Michigan State (3), Missouri (5), Ohio State (12), Baylor (13), Wisconsin (22)
and Vanderbilt (24). Two of these six games will be home games for MAC programs -
Missouri at Toledo (Sept. 6) and Baylor at Buffalo (Sept. 12).
A total of 11 non-conference games will feature a Big Ten opponent (Indiana, Iowa,
Michigan, Michigan State, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State (2), Purdue (2) and
Wisconsin). The MAC will face foes from the ACC (5-Boston College, Pittsburgh,
Syracuse, Virginia, Virginia Tech), SEC (5-Arkansas, Florida, Kentucky, Missouri,
Vanderbilt), Big 12 (3-Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas) and Pac-12 (1-Colorado).
The MAC will also face opponents from the American Athletic Conference (2-
Cincinnati (2)), Mountain West (1-UNLV), Conference USA (4-Marshall (3), Western
Kentucky) and Sun Belt Conference (3-Idaho (2), South Alabama), along with
Independent Army (3).
MAC programs continue to increase the number of home or neutral site games against
FBS Automatic Qualifying (AQ) Conference opponents. This season the MAC will host
11 games against FBS non-conference foes, including Baylor (Big-12), Boston College
(ACC); Colorado (Pac-12), Indiana (Big Ten), Missouri (SEC) and Syracuse (ACC).
MAC Home Games vs. FBS Non-Conference opponents:
-Boston College (ACC) at UMass on Aug. 30;
-Marshall (Conference USA) at Miami on Aug. 30;
-Missouri (SEC) at Toledo on Sept. 6;
-Colorado (PAC-12) at UMass on Sept. 6;
-South Alabama (Sun Belt) at Kent State on Sept. 6;
-Baylor (Big-12) at Buffalo on Sept. 12;
-Syracuse (ACC) at Central Michigan on Sept. 13;
-Indiana (Big Ten) at Bowling Green on Sept. 13;
-Idaho (Sun Belt) at Ohio on Sept. 20;
-Marshall (Conference USA at Akron on Sept. 20;
-Army (Independent) at Kent State on Oct. 18;
COMPLETE SCHEDULE: MAC 2014 Football Schedule.docx