2014 MAC Football Opponents

By Kevin Kelley -

The Mid-American Conference (MAC) has set the home and away football opponents for the 2014 season.

The full schedule with dates will be released at a later date. The 2014 Marathon MAC Championship Game will be played at Ford Field in Detroit on either Friday, Dec. 5 or Saturday, Dec. 6.

Listed below are the 2014 opponents for each MAC school (*crossover opponent):



Home: Bowling Green, Miami (OH), UMass, Eastern Michigan*
Away: Buffalo, Kent State, Ohio, Ball State*

Bowling Green

Home: Buffalo, Kent State, Ball State*, Western Michigan*
Away: Akron, Ohio, UMass, Toledo*


Home: Akron, Kent State, Miami (OH), Central Michigan*
Away: Bowling Green, Ohio, UMass, Eastern Michigan*

Kent State

Home: Akron, Ohio, UMass, Toledo*
Away: Bowling Green, Buffalo, Miami (OH), Northern Illinois*

Miami (OH)

Home: Kent State, Ohio, UMass, Western Michigan*
Away: Akron, Buffalo, Central Michigan*, Northern Illinois*


Home: Akron, Bowling Green, Buffalo, Northern Illinois*
Away: Kent State, Miami (OH), *Central Michigan, Western Michigan*


Home: Bowling Green, Buffalo, Ball State*, Eastern Michigan*
Away: Akron, Kent State, Miami (OH), Toledo*


Ball State

Home: Eastern Michigan, Northern Illinois, Western Michigan, Akron*
Away: Central Michigan, Toledo, Bowling Green*, UMass*

Central Michigan

Home: Ball State, Western Michigan, Miami (OH)*, Ohio*
Away: Eastern Michigan, Northern Illinois, Toledo, Buffalo*

Eastern Michigan

Home: Central Michigan, Northern Illinois, Toledo, Buffalo*
Away: Ball State, Western Michigan, Akron*, UMass*

Northern Illinois

Home: Central Michigan, Toledo, Kent State*, Miami (OH)*
Away: Ball State, Eastern Michigan, Western Michigan, Ohio*


Home: Ball State, Central Michigan, Bowling Green*, UMass*
Away: Eastern Michigan, Northern Illinois, Western Michigan, Kent State*

Western Michigan

Home: Eastern Michigan, Northern Illinois, Toledo, Ohio*
Away: Ball State, Central Michigan, Bowling Green*, Miami (OH)*

  1. David
    February 10, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    Marshall… come “home” and help balance this at 7 and 7 in the divisions…. Leave that C-USA mess that’s just Sun Belt Plus now.

  2. FB1
    February 13, 2014 at 8:48 am

    I agree David, or even UCF but Marshall had some incredible years in the MAC. I wish they would also “come home”.

  3. Jack Wright
    February 13, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    Does anyone know how the crossover games are determined?

  4. FB1
    February 15, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    rotational basis I am assuming.

    • Brendan Burke
      February 22, 2014 at 3:23 pm

      For instance, UMass “missed” Kent State, Ball State, Eastern Michigan, and Toledo in 2012-13, so they play those four in 2014.

      They “miss” Ohio, Central Michigan, Northern Illinois, and Western Michigan in 2014.

  5. Jack Wright
    February 23, 2014 at 10:26 am

    including 2014 Akron had Eastern, Ball St. and Northern Ill. 4 times, Toledo and Central, 3 times, and Western 2 times, in cross over games. I’m convinced that the schedule makers do what they can to make sure that there are as many MAC teams bowl eligible as possible.