2012 MAC Football Schedules Announced

By Kevin Kelley -

MACThe 2012 Mid-American Conference (MAC) football schedules were released today. The season begins on Thursday, August 30 with Akron, Central Michigan and UMass each hosting non-conference opponents.

Temple is no longer a part of the MAC as they have joined the Big East for the 2012 season. As a result, Bowling Green was moved back to the MAC East Division.

Some of the prominent non-conference games include Akron at Tennessee, Ball State at Clemson, Bowling Green at Virginia Tech, Buffalo at Georgia, Michigan State at Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan at Michigan State, Kent State at Rutgers, Miami (OH) at Ohio State, Northern Illinois vs. Iowa (at Chicago, IL), Ohio at Penn State, Temple at Penn State, Cincinnati at Toledo, UMass at Michigan and UConn at Western Michigan.

The regular season concludes with the MAC Championship game at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan on Friday, November 30, 2012 (7:30 p.m. ET; ESPN2).

2012 Akron Zips Football Schedule

  • 08/30 – Central Florida
  • 09/08 – at Florida International
  • 09/15 – Morgan State
  • 09/22 – at Tennessee
  • 09/29 – Miami (OH)
  • 10/06 – Bowling Green
  • 10/13 – at Ohio
  • 10/20 – Northern Illinois
  • 10/27 – at Central Michigan
  • 11/03 – at Kent State
  • 11/10 – UMass
  • 11/20 – at Toledo, 7:00 pm ET (ESPN2)

2012 Ball State Cardinals Football Schedule

  • 08/30 – Eastern Michigan
  • 09/08 – at Clemson
  • 09/15 – at Indiana
  • 09/22 – South Florida
  • 09/29 – at Kent State
  • 10/06 – Northern Illinois
  • 10/13 – Western Michigan
  • 10/20 – at Central Michigan
  • 10/27 – at Army
  • 11/06 – at Toledo, 8:00 pm ET (ESPN2)
  • 11/14 – Ohio, 8:00 pm ET (ESPN2/ESPNU)
  • 11/23 – at Miami, (ESPNU/ESPN3)

2012 Bowling Green Falcons Football Schedule

  • 09/01 – at Florida
  • 09/08 – Idaho
  • 09/15 – at Toledo
  • 09/22 – at Virginia Tech
  • 09/29 – Rhode Island
  • 10/06 – at Akron
  • 10/13 – Miami (OH)
  • 10/20 – at UMass
  • 10/27 – Eastern Michigan
  • 11/07 – at Ohio, 8:00 pm ET (ESPN2)
  • 11/17 – Kent State
  • 11/23 – Buffalo, at Columbus Crew Stadium (ESPNU/ESPN3)

2012 Buffalo Bulls Football Schedule

  • 09/01 – at Georgia
  • 09/08 – Morgan State
  • 09/19 – Kent State (or 09/20; ESPNU)
  • 09/29 – at Connecticut
  • 10/06 – at Ohio
  • 10/13 – at Northern Illinois
  • 10/20 – Pittsburgh
  • 10/27 – Toledo
  • 11/03 – Miami (OH)
  • 11/10 – Western Michigan
  • 11/17 – at UMass
  • 11/23 – at Bowling Green, at Columbus Crew Stadium (ESPNU/ESPN3)

2012 Central Michigan Chippewas Football Schedule

  • 08/30 – Southeast Missouri
  • 09/08 – Michigan State
  • 09/22 – at Iowa
  • 09/29 – at Northern Illinois
  • 10/06 – at Toledo
  • 10/13 – Navy
  • 10/20 – Ball State
  • 10/27 – Akron
  • 11/03 – Western Michigan
  • 11/10 – at Eastern Michigan
  • 11/17 – Miami (OH)
  • 11/23 – at UMass, (ESPNU/ESPN3)

2012 Eastern Michigan Eagles Football Schedule

  • 08/30 – at Ball State
  • 09/08 – Illinois State
  • 09/15 – at Purdue
  • 09/22 – at Michigan State
  • 10/06 – Kent State
  • 10/13 – Toledo
  • 10/20 – Army
  • 10/27 – at Bowling Green
  • 11/01 – at Ohio, 6:00 pm ET (ESPNU)
  • 11/10 – Central Michigan
  • 11/17 – at Western Michigan
  • 11/23 – Northern Illinois (ESPNU/ESPN3)

2012 Kent State Golden Flashes Football Schedule

  • 08/30 – Towson
  • 09/08 – at Kentucky
  • 09/19 – at Buffalo (or 09/20; ESPNU)
  • 09/29 – Ball State
  • 10/06 – at Eastern Michigan
  • 10/13 – at Army
  • 10/20 – Western Michigan
  • 10/27 – at Rutgers
  • 11/03 – Akron
  • 11/10 – at Miami (OH)
  • 11/17 – at Bowling Green
  • 11/23 – Ohio (ESPNU/ESPN3)

2012 Miami (OH) Redhawks Football Schedule

  • 09/01 -at Ohio State
  • 09/08 – Southern Illinois
  • 09/15 – at Boise State
  • 09/22 – UMass
  • 09/29 – at Akron
  • 10/06 – at Cincinnati
  • 10/13 – at Bowling Green
  • 10/27 – Ohio
  • 11/03 – at Buffalo
  • 11/10 – Kent State
  • 11/17 – at Central Michigan
  • 11/23 – Ball State (ESPNU/ESPN3)

2012 Northern Illinois Huskies Football Schedule

  • 09/01 – Iowa (at Soldier Field, Chicago, IL)
  • 09/08 – UT Martin
  • 09/15 – at Army
  • 09/22 – Kansas
  • 09/29 – Central Michigan
  • 10/06 – at Ball State
  • 10/13 – Buffalo
  • 10/20 – at Akron
  • 10/27 – at Western Michigan
  • 11/03 – UMass
  • 11/14 – Toledo, 9:00 pm ET (ESPN2/ESPNU)
  • 11/23 – at Eastern Michigan (ESPNU/ESPN3)

2012 Ohio Bobcats Football Schedule

  • 09/01 – at Penn State
  • 09/08 – New Mexico State
  • 09/15 – at Marshall
  • 09/22 – Norfolk State
  • 09/29 – at UMass
  • 10/06 – Buffalo
  • 10/13 – Akron
  • 10/27 – at Miami (OH)
  • 11/01 – Eastern Michigan, 6:00 pm ET (ESPNU)
  • 11/07 – Bowling Green, 8:00 pm ET (ESPN2)
  • 11/14 – at Ball State, 8:00 pm ET (ESPN2/ESPNU)
  • 11/23 – at Kent State, (ESPNU/ESPN3)

2012 Toledo Rockets Football Schedule

  • 09/01 – at Arizona
  • 09/08 – at Wyoming
  • 09/15 – Bowling Green
  • 09/22 – Coastal Carolina
  • 09/29 – at Western Michigan
  • 10/06 – Central Michigan
  • 10/13 – at Eastern Michigan
  • 10/20 – Cincinnati
  • 10/27 – at Buffalo
  • 11/06 – Ball State, 8:00 pm ET (ESPN2)
  • 11/14 – at Northern Illinois, 9:00 pm ET (ESPN2/ESPNU)
  • 11/20 – Akron, 7:00 pm ET (ESPN2)

2012 UMass Minutemen Football Schedule

  • 08/30 – at Connecticut
  • 09/08 – Indiana
  • 09/15 – at Michigan
  • 09/22 – at Miami (OH)
  • 09/29 – Ohio
  • 10/06 – at Western Michigan
  • 10/20 – Bowling Green
  • 10/27 – at Vanderbilt
  • 11/03 – at Northern Illinois
  • 11/10 – at Akron
  • 11/17 – Buffalo
  • 11/23 – Central Michigan (ESPNU/ESPN3)

2012 Western Michigan Broncos Football Schedule

  • 09/01 – at Illinois
  • 09/08 – Eastern Illinois
  • 09/15 – at Minnesota
  • 09/22 – Connecticut
  • 09/29 – Toledo
  • 10/06 – UMass
  • 10/13 – at Ball State
  • 10/20 – at Kent State
  • 10/27 – Northern Illinois
  • 11/03 – at Central Michigan
  • 11/10 – at Buffalo
  • 11/17 – Eastern Michigan
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17 Comments to 2012 MAC Football Schedules Announced

  1. Anonymous said....

    Bowling Green playing Buffalo at Columbus Crew Stadium? hmmmm

    March 29, 2012 at 3:16 pm
  2. Tom said....

    Actually, it should read Temple is no longer part of the MAC as they have rejoined the Big East Conference in football. Temple was previously in that conference from 1991 until they became an independent prior to the 2005 season, before playing five seasons in the MAC from 2007 until returning to the Big East last month.

    March 29, 2012 at 3:56 pm
    • Kevin K. said....

      Thanks Tom. We know Temple was part of Big East before, we just didn’t want to overtake the article with a school that is no longer part of the MAC.

      March 29, 2012 at 4:16 pm
  3. Jinzo said....

    of all the teams breaking deals and moving around,Temple’s move bugs me the most. The Big East dropped them because they couldn’t compete nor draw very well….and if they had tried to go as a indy,they would have never made it. The MAC allowed Temple to save their program,compete of a much better playing field and helped rebuild interest in the program.
    The BE is only bringing them back as they have lost several programs,not because they wanted them back…hell,the BE was courting Villanova before asking Temple back….but UMass will be a fine addition to the MAC and unlike Temple,will be glad to be here.

    March 29, 2012 at 4:32 pm
  4. gcdbfv said....

    That is a good move for temple. They are good enough to play in the bigeast. They beat penn state and went to a bowl and won.

    March 29, 2012 at 6:25 pm
    • spaz said....

      Temple beat Penn State? That’s news to everyone. Unless you are talking about back in 1941.

      March 29, 2012 at 6:42 pm
  5. gcdbfv said....

    May i remind you thet penn state finished the season 9-4 and went to the ticketcity bowl. So penn state is not a bad team

    March 29, 2012 at 8:20 pm
  6. gcdbfv said....

    And what does 1941 have to do with anything?

    March 29, 2012 at 8:22 pm
    • spaz said....

      1941 was the last time Temple beat Penn State in football. In 2011, Penn State beat Temple, that’s all I was saying.

      March 29, 2012 at 9:57 pm
  7. gcdbfv said....

    Ok ok

    March 30, 2012 at 6:45 am
  8. gcdbfv said....

    And acatually in 2011 temple beat penn state not penn state beat temple

    March 31, 2012 at 7:15 am
  9. Jinzo said....

    Got tickets to the Illinois State- EMU game…we go see EMU once a year,really great place to see a game at. Much better then in Ann Arbor.

    March 31, 2012 at 9:45 pm
    • Shep said....

      Are you serious? EMU is the worst stadium I’ve ever been to. They hurt for attendance so badly that they opened-up the CMU @ EMU game for free a few years ago, and there was definitely more CMU fans there.

      March 31, 2012 at 11:42 pm
  10. Brendan Burke said....

    UMass plays on the road on 08/30, not at home.

    April 23, 2012 at 8:17 pm