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A look around the MAC

By Jimmy Johnson | November 7, 2010

MAC East Temple Owls Head Coach - Al Golden 2010 Record - 8-2 (5-1 MAC) Temple found its way to victory over Kent State, 28-10. Owls' quarterback Mike Gerardi was highly effective through the air, throwing for 368 yards and two touchdown passes. Temple...

MAC East breakdown

By Jimmy Johnson | October 12, 2010

Ohio Bobcats Head Coach - Frank Solich 2010 Record - 3-3 (2-1 MAC) Quarterback Boo Jackson threw three touchdown passes on only nine completions in Ohio’s 49-25 victory over Bowling Green. Ohio is on a two-game winning streak. Bobcats running back Phil...

Contest Question of the Week: NIU football in the MAC

By Northern Star Staff | October 10, 2010

After NIU’s football victory over Temple on Saturday, do you think the Huskies have what it takes to be MAC champions?Voice your opinion in the comments section for the chance to win a dozen roses for Sweetest Day, courtesy of the Glidden Campus Florist.The...

NIU quarterback Chandler Harnish scrambles as Jason Schepler (87) runs a route in Saturdays 31-17 victory over Temple.

Third-down success key to NIU win

By Chris Dertz | October 10, 2010

In the game of football, you've got to be able to convert third downs if you want to have success. NIU's ability to move the sticks when it mattered led to a victory over the preseason MAC-favorite Temple Owls on Saturday, 31-17. The Huskies successfully...

Nathan Palmer celebrates after scoring the game winning touchdown in the third quarter of NIUs 31-17 victory over Temple Saturday afternoon.

Huskies ground Owls, 31-17

By Jerry Burnes | October 9, 2010

Part one of the Saturday showdowns in DeKalb went to the NIU football team, defeating Temple 31-17 at Huskie Stadium. Billed as a battle between the top two teams in the Mid-American Conference, NIU (4-2 overall, 2-0 MAC) went down early after a Chad...

Breaking down Temple

By Jimmy Johnson | October 6, 2010

Offense Quarterback After splitting time with Vaughn Charlton last season, redshirt Chester Stewart is the general for the Owl's offense. Temple head coach Al Golden doesn't primarily look for his quarterback to throw as the Owls rank 109th overall averaging...

A look around the Mac East

By Jimmy Johnson | September 8, 2010

Ohio Bocats The Bobcats (1-0) dominated the Wofford Terriers (0-1) on the ground by compiling 230 yards and three touchdowns in what would end up being a lopsided victory as Ohio would win easily, 33-10. Bobcats' running back Vince Davidson led the way...