MAC Blogger Roundtable: Week 4

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Graphic by Tim Riordan, Buffalo blogger

Let's Go Rockets (Toledo) is hosting this week.
With further adieu or even Freddy Adu, we'll get right to the answeres:

1) What would you say is the biggest story line in the MAC so far this season? Surprises, injuries, etc?
The biggest story line has been the first win over a BCS program in awhile (UConn) for the league. Last year, Central Michigan did it at Michigan State. I really feel we're going to get a couple big wins this weekend.

2) Which other team in college football most closely mirrors your respective MAC school (whether it be personnel / talent, coaching, reputation, injuries, etc.) ?

Penn State. Great running backs (Pierce/Royster), developing quarterack (Stewart, Bolden), solid defense.

3) If you had to select one player from any other MAC team to add to your roster -- which player would you choose and why ?

Garrett Barnas from Northern Illinois. I would have loved to seen this JUCO first-team All-American get one shot (just one) at quarterback. He might also start for Temple at free safety if that didn't work out.

4) What have the first three games of this season showed you about your team ?
They can win the close ones without their best player on the field for most of the time. It also showed that the starting quarterback is steadily improving, but is not significantly better than he was last season.

5) Rank the MAC Teams: 1 to 13.
TFF's rankings (first to worst, because I can't count backward):
1. Temple

2. CMU


4. Northern Illinois

5. Miami

6. Bowling Green
7. Toledo

8. Buffalo.

9. Western Michigan

10. Ball State

11. Kent State

12. Eastern Michigan

13. Akron