— Preston Hutchinson threw two touchdowns and scored on a 1-yard run for a 17-point, fourth-quarter lead, and Eastern Michigan held off Northern Illinois 41-33 in the season finale for both teams Saturday.
- 'MACtion' kicks off conference's six-game slate
- MAC to kick off six-game football season Nov. 4
- Exonerated Kelley, 25, will play for E. Michigan
- MAC presidents delay vote on fall football
Coastal Carolina-BYU is the game of the year, bad teams win big and more from an upside-down Saturday
Four days ago, there was no plan to play what ended up being arguably the best game of the season. But in this year of chaos, a little flexibility gave us some Saturday magic.
— Preston Hutchinson was 19 of 30 for 315 yards and three touchdowns and Eastern Michigan earned its first victory of the season with a 53-42 win over Western Michigan on Saturday.
The Big Ten had a lot of issues this past week, dealing with everything from canceled games to gripes about clapping on the sideline.
— Lew Nichols III had two fourth-quarter touchdown runs and finished with a career-high 196 yards rushing, and Central Michigan scored 25 points in the final quarter to beat Eastern Michigan 31-23 on Friday night.
The MAC and its glorious mid-week games have returned. We take one final look at the conference before its seven-week sprint kicks off.
The Twitter phenomenon known as "MACtion" will be in play during November as the Mid-American Conference released a six-game, league-only football schedule that will feature only midweek games for the first three weeks.
The Mid-American Conference will play a six-game, conference-only football schedule beginning on Nov. 4.
Greg Kelley, who has been exonerated in a child sexual assault case, will play football at Eastern Michigan.
No decision was made on a possible fall football season for the Mid-American Conference during Saturday's meeting of conference presidents, commissioner Jon Steinbrecher said in a statement.
The Mid-American Conference on Saturday became the first FBS conference to postpone the fall football season amid the coronavirus pandemic and will instead look to play in the spring.
Eastern Michigan-Kentucky will now play Sept. 3, avoiding a conflict with the rescheduled 146th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs.
The Group of 5 has massive variance in jobs. Some are better than lower-tier Power 5 gigs, while others rank below high-level FCS positions.
Eastern Michigan AD Scott Wetherbee, football coach Chris Creighton, men's basketball coach Rob Murphy, women's basketball coach Fred Castro and university president James Smith will all take a 7% pay cut.
Bill Connelly rounds out his MACtion preview with a look at the West Division, home to Jim McElwain and the Central Michigan Chippewas.