— Preston Hutchinson threw two touchdowns and scored on a 1-yard run for a 17-point, fourth-quarter lead, and Eastern Michigan held off Northern Illinois 41-33 in the season finale for both teams Saturday.
- 'MACtion' kicks off conference's six-game slate
- MAC to kick off six-game football season Nov. 4
- Exonerated Kelley, 25, will play for E. Michigan
- MAC presidents delay vote on fall football
— Preston Hutchinson was 19 of 30 for 315 yards and three touchdowns and Eastern Michigan earned its first victory of the season with a 53-42 win over Western Michigan on Saturday.
The Big Ten had a lot of issues this past week, dealing with everything from canceled games to gripes about clapping on the sideline.
— Lew Nichols III had two fourth-quarter touchdown runs and finished with a career-high 196 yards rushing, and Central Michigan scored 25 points in the final quarter to beat Eastern Michigan 31-23 on Friday night.
The MAC and its glorious mid-week games have returned. We take one final look at the conference before its seven-week sprint kicks off.
The Twitter phenomenon known as "MACtion" will be in play during November as the Mid-American Conference released a six-game, league-only football schedule that will feature only midweek games for the first three weeks.
The Mid-American Conference will play a six-game, conference-only football schedule beginning on Nov. 4.
Greg Kelley, who has been exonerated in a child sexual assault case, will play football at Eastern Michigan.
No decision was made on a possible fall football season for the Mid-American Conference during Saturday's meeting of conference presidents, commissioner Jon Steinbrecher said in a statement.
The Mid-American Conference on Saturday became the first FBS conference to postpone the fall football season amid the coronavirus pandemic and will instead look to play in the spring.
Eastern Michigan-Kentucky will now play Sept. 3, avoiding a conflict with the rescheduled 146th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs.
Eastern Michigan AD Scott Wetherbee, football coach Chris Creighton, men's basketball coach Rob Murphy, women's basketball coach Fred Castro and university president James Smith will all take a 7% pay cut.
Bill Connelly rounds out his MACtion preview with a look at the West Division, home to Jim McElwain and the Central Michigan Chippewas.
In this second installment, we're focusing on the most exciting upsets and near upsets of the year, from Georgia State's shocking win over Tennessee to Notre Dame's escape against Virginia Tech.
Eastern Michigan quarterback Mike Glass III was ejected after throwing punches in the closing seconds of Thursday's 34-30 loss to Pittsburgh in the Quick Lane Bowl.