2015 MAC Football Preview Guide

Eastern Michigan Eagles

Head Coach: Chris Creighton 2nd Season Record at EMU: 2-10

Record Last Season: 2-10, 1-7 MAC Record Last Five Seasons: 14-46

Top Returning Starters With 2014 Statistics:

Offense:

QB Reggie Bell- 1,297 yards passing, 9 TDs

Defense:

DL Pat O’Connor- 64 tackles, 7.5 sacks

Western Michigan Broncos

Head Coach: PJ Fleck 3rd Season Record at WMU: 9-16

Record Last Season: 8-5, 6-2 MAC Record Last Five Seasons: 26-36

Top Returning Starters With 2014 Statistics:

Offense:

RB Jarvion Franklin- 1,551 yards, 24 TDs

Defense:

LB Grant DePalma- 102 tackles, 8 TFL

Central Michigan Chippewas

Head Coach: John Bonamego 1st Season Record at CMU: 0-0

Record Last Season: 7-6, 5-3 MAC Record Last Five Seasons: 26-36

Top Returning Starters With 2014 Statistics:

Offense:

QB Cooper Rush- 2,664 yards, 20 TDs

Defense:

DB Tony Annese- 74 tackles, 3 INT

Ball State Cardinals

Head Coach: Pete Lembo 5th Season Record at BSU: 30-20

Record Last Season: 5-7, 4-4 MAC Record Last Five Seasons: 34-28

Top Returning Starters With 2014 Statistics:

Offense:

QB Jack Milos- 1,302 yards, 9 TDs

Defense:

LB Ben Ingle- 87 tackles

Northern Illinois Huskies

Head Coach: Rod Carey 3rd Season Record at NIU: 23-6

Record Last Season: 11-3, 7-1 MAC Record Last Five Seasons: 57-13 (2011, 2012, 2014 MAC Champions)

Top Returning Starters With 2014 Statistics:

Offense:

QB Drew Hare- 2,322 yards, 18 TDs

Defense:

DE Perez Ford- 54 tackles, 9 TFL, 5 sacks

Toledo Rockets

Head Coach: Matt Campbell 4th Season Record at UT: 26-13

Record Last Season: 9-4, 7-1 MAC Record Last Five Seasons: 42-22

Top Returning Starters With 2014 Statistics:

Offense:

RB Kareem Hunt- 1,631 yards, 16 TDs

Defense:

DE/LB Trent Voss- 77 tackles, 15 TFL

Bowling Green Falcons

Head Coach: Dino Babers 2nd Season Record at BGSU: 8-6

Record Last Season: 8-6, 5-3 MAC Record Last Five Seasons: 33-32 (2013 MAC Champions)

Top Returning Starters With 2014 Statistics:

Offense:

RB Travis Greene- 949 yards, 12 TDs

Defense:

DB Nick Johnson- 72 tackles, 5 INTs

Ohio Bobcats

Head Coach: Frank Solich 10th Season Record at Ohio: 72-56

Record Last Season: 6-6, 4-4 MAC Record Last Five Seasons: 40-25

Top Returning Starters With 2014 Statistics:

Offense:

RB AJ Ouellette- 785 yards, 7 TDs

Defense:

LB Jovon Johnson- 67 tackles, 10 TFL

Buffalo Bulls

Head Coach: Alex Wood 1st Full Season Record at UB: 2-2

Record Last Season: 5-6, 3-4 MAC Record Last Five Seasons: 22-38

Top Returning Starters With 2014 Statistics:

Offense:

QB Joe Licata-2,647 yards, 29 TDs

Defense:

LB Jarrett Franklin- 48 tackles

Akron Zips

Head Coach: Terry Bowden 4th Season Record at Akron: 11-25

Record Last Season: 5-7, 3-5 MAC Record Last Five Seasons: 13-47

Top Returning Starters With 2014 Statistics:

Offense:

QB Kyle Pohl- 2,189 yards, 9 TDs

Defense:

LB Jatavis Brown- 99 tackles, 14 TFL

Miami Redhawks

Head Coach: Chuck Martin 2nd Season Record at Miami: 2-10

Record Last Season: 2-10, 2-6, 5-3 MAC Record Last Five Seasons: 20-42

Top Returning Starters With 2014 Statistics:

Offense:

QB Andrew Hendrix-3,280 yards, 23 TDs

Defense:

DB Heath Harding- 97 Tackles, 2 INTs

Kent State Golden Flashes

Head Coach: Paul Haynes 3rd Season Record at KSU: 6-17

Record Last Season: 2-9, 1-6 MAC Record Last Five Seasons: 27-34

Top Returning Starters With 2014 Statistics:

Offense:

QB Colin Reardon- 2,466 yards, 14 TDs

Defense:

DB Nate Holley- 137 tackles


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