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Suitanim
12-01-2005, 01:07 PM
No big deal to most everybody, but a pretty big deal for me since I've been following Akron football my whole life. Winner gets a spot in what most teams would consider a pretty crappy Motor City Bowl Game(probable opponent Minnesota), but it's HUGE for a struggling Akron program trying to turn the corner. Sadly, the couple thousand fans who make the trip to Ford Field tonight aren't going to make much of a showing for a University with almost 30,000 students.

Anyway, it's worth checking out to see Domenik Hixon play, and Northern Illinois gave Michigan all they could handle earlier this year, so there's going to be some nice mid-major talent on the field tonight. The first meeting was a 48-42 OT win for Akron, so it could be a pretty entertaining football game too.

BB2W
12-01-2005, 01:55 PM
Good luck Suit...

I will be watching. I live near Dayton Ohio, and MAC football is pretty big in the Miami Valley. I love it... Most of the areas best high school football players go to MAC schools, and I always defend the MAC when fans of larger schools bash their football programs.

The MAC plays good football... a little different brand because many of the players are not as athletically gifted as those that go to the NCAA's elite programs. These kids play hard, and many of them feel they have something to prove because they were turned down by the Ohio State's, and the Michigan's of college football. A lot of these guys really turn into great football players after their stay at a MAC university because they got an opportunity to play, rather than sit the bench at a "big time" program. A Motorcity Bowl appearance, and a conference championship could really help recruiting at Akron...

Suitanim
12-01-2005, 02:13 PM
Thanks...

The MAC, well, actually, all 1-A football was helped when the NCAA lowered the amount of football scholarships...it created a bit more parity, which is always nice.

Plus, with MAC teams getting more TV exposure, it makes recruiting easier. A coach can point to all the QB's in the MAC and state that it's better to start 3 years at a MAC school, play on ESPN 2 a couple times a year, and break records than to sit for 3 years and MAYBE play for 2 at a big 10 school, since you never know if another, bigger blue chipper will be recruited in your So. year...

BB2W
12-01-2005, 09:19 PM
Lookin pretty good Suit...

Suitanim
12-01-2005, 09:57 PM
So far, so good. I just committed to the December 26th Motor City Bowl game, should Akron win...I'll be there.

Koopa
12-02-2005, 12:14 AM
damn, this was a bad ass ending, 10 sec left and up by 1.........congrats suit

Suitanim
12-02-2005, 12:21 AM
Unbelievable...

Akron MAC Champions!

Unbelievable. Really...we were doormats forever...

GO ZIPS!

BB2W
12-02-2005, 12:34 AM
Congrats Suit, that was a hell of a game... it was also the first time I got to watch Wolfe for an entire game, and he is really somthin else.

Ambridge
12-02-2005, 05:44 AM
So far, so good. I just committed to the December 26th Motor City Bowl game, should Akron win...I'll be there.

What was the final score? I fell asleep around halftime and it was tied 10-10.

Has it been determined who Akron plays in the MCB??

Steel - X
12-02-2005, 09:23 AM
I think it ended 31 to 30 I could be mistaken but it was a hell of a game until I fell asleep during the 4th and wake up watching the gorgeous pass for the TD.

Suitanim
12-02-2005, 10:12 AM
CBS Sportsline is showing it as Akron/New Mexico. I'm pleased with that, because, until OSU slid up into the Fiesta (Which they almost certainly will), it was going to be Big 10 #7, which is Minnesota, and they would have probably beaten Akron pretty badly.

Akron can beat New Mexico.

tootalltoscore
12-02-2005, 05:05 PM
No big deal to most everybody, but a pretty big deal for me since I've been following Akron football my whole life. Winner gets a spot in what most teams would consider a pretty crappy Motor City Bowl Game(probable opponent Minnesota), but it's HUGE for a struggling Akron program trying to turn the corner. Sadly, the couple thousand fans who make the trip to Ford Field tonight aren't going to make much of a showing for a University with almost 30,000 students.

Anyway, it's worth checking out to see Domenik Hixon play, and Northern Illinois gave Michigan all they could handle earlier this year, so there's going to be some nice mid-major talent on the field tonight. The first meeting was a 48-42 OT win for Akron, so it could be a pretty entertaining football game too.


Well Suit you must be ecstatic, what a game just watched it on NASN and it was fantastic, Hixon in so much pain yet still caught the winning touchdown pass with just 10 secs left, Getz with that look to draw the safety to the left hand side and perfect throw to Hixon was worthy of a NFL comparison. NIU played great as well, it takes 2 to make a good game, Wolfe with so many yards looked on from the sidelines with an unbelievable smile on his face. No. 80 of NIU seated in absolute despair. This game had it all.

Enjoy your celebrations tonight :bouncy: