2019 MAC Football Preview

Check out the CSD preview for the Mid American Conference’s 2019 season in this loaded preview featuring in-depth coverage of everything you need to know about all twelve teams, projected records based on thousands of computer simulations, and a list of the top players in the conference.

2019 Unit Rankings

QBRBWR/TEOLDLLBDB
1. OHIO1. TOLEDO1. WESTERN MICHIGAN1. BUFFALO1. WESTERN MICHIGAN1. NORTHERN ILLINOIS1. EASTERN MICHIGAN
2. WESTERN MICHIGAN2. BUFFALO2. BALL STATE2. WESTERN MICHIGAN2. NORTHERN ILLINOIS2. WESTERN MICHIGAN2. MIAMI (OH)
3. TOLEDO3. WESTERN MICHIGAN3. AKRON3. TOLEDO3. TOLEDO3. BALL STATE3. OHIO

All-MAC Team

Offense

QB – Nathan Rourke, Ohio
RB – Jaret Patterson, Buffalo
RB – Bryan Koback, Toledo
WR – Riley Miller, Ball State
WR – Jack Sorenson, Miami
WR – Isiah Cox, Ohio
TE – Giovanni Ricci, Western Michigan
C – Luke Juriga, Western Michigan
OL – Paul Nosworthy, Buffalo
OL – Jordan Steckler, Northern Illinois
OL – Brett Kitrell, Ohio
OL – Austin Pleasants, Ohio

Defense

DE – Ali Fayad, Western Michigan
DE – Nick Faulkner, Kent State
DT – Jack Heflin, Northern Illinois
DT – Doug Costin, Miami
LB – John Lako, Akron
LB – Antonio Jones-Davis, Northern Illinois
LB – Kyle Pugh, Northern Illinois
LB – Jordan Fisher, Toledo
CB – Jamal Hudson, Ohio
CB – Jamal Parker, Kent State
S – Javon Hagan, Ohio
S – Alvin Davis, Akron

Awards

Offensive POY: QB Nathan Rourke – Ohio
Defensive POY: LB John Lako – Akron
Freshman OTY: RB O’Shaan Allison – Ohio
Newcomer OTY: QB Quinten Dormady – Central Michigan
Coach OTY: Frank Solich – Ohio
Game OTY: Northern Illinois @ Toledo (November 13th)
Breakout Player: QB Mike Glass – Eastern Michigan


EAST

1. Ohio

Top Returning Players: QB Nathan Rourke, EDGE Will Evans, S Javon Hagan

Notable Player Leaving: RB A.J. Ouellette, WR Papi White, T Joe Lowery, G Joe Anderson, IDL Andrew Payne, IDL Kent Berger, LB Evan Croutch, S Kylan Nelson

Final 2018 CSD Prime Ranking: 46th
Projected 2019 CSD Prime Ranking: 72nd

Average Projected Record: 8.3 wins, 3.7 losses (5.9 wins, 2.1 losses)

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2. Buffalo

Top Players Returning: T Kayode Awosika, G Paul Nosworthy, EDGE Malcolm Koonce, LB James Patterson

Notable Players Leaving: C James O’Hagan, WR Anthony Johnson, EDGE Chuck Harris, LB Khalil Hodge, CB Cameron Lewis, CB Tatum Slack

Final 2018 CSD Prime Ranking: 76th
Projected 2019 CSD Prime Ranking: 100th

Average Projected Record: 6.9 wins, 5.1 losses (4.7 wins, 3.3 losses)

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3. Miami (OH)

Top Returning Players: IDL Doug Costin, CB Zedrick Raymond

Notable Players Leaving: LB Brad Koenig

Final 2018 CSD Prime Ranking: 80th
Projected 2019 CSD Prime Ranking: 99th

Average Projected Record: 5.9 wins, 6.1 losses (4.6 wins, 3.4 losses)

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4. Kent State

Top Returning Players: S Jamal Parker

Notable Player Leaving: NT Kalil Morris

Final 2018 CSD Prime Ranking: 117th
Projected 2019 CSD Prime Ranking: 111th

Average Projected Record: 4.7 wins, 7.3 losses (3.4 wins, 4.6 losses)

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5. Bowling Green

Notable Players Leaving: WR Scotty Miller

Final 2018 CSD Prime Ranking: 108th
Projected 2019 CSD Prime Ranking: 118th

Average Projected Record: 4.2 wins, 7.9 losses (2.7 wins, 5.3 losses)

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6. Akron

Top Returning Players: QB Kato Nelson, LB John Lako, S Alvin Davis

Notable Players Leaving: IDL Brock Boxen, CB Kyron Brown, CB Denzel Butler

Final 2018 CSD Prime Ranking: 122nd
Projected 2019 CSD Prime Ranking: 126th

Average Projected Record: 2.9 wins, 9.1 losses (2.0 wins, 6.0 losses)

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WEST

1. Toledo

Top Returning Players: QB Eli Peters, C Bryce Harris, EDGE Jamal Hines

Notable Players Leaving: IDL Reggie Howard, LB Richard Olekanma, CB Ka’Dar Hollman, CB Josh Teachey

Final 2018 CSD Prime Ranking: 87th
Projected 2019 CSD Prime Ranking: 74th

Average Projected Record: 8.2 wins, 3.8 losses (5.9 wins, 2.1 losses)

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2. Northern Illinois

Top Returning Players: IDL Ben LeRoy, IDL Jack Heflin, LB Lance Deveaux Jr.

Notable Players Leaving: T Max Schrarping, EDGE Sutton Smith, CB Jalen Embry

Final 2018 CSD Prime Ranking: 79th
Projected 2019 CSD Prime Ranking: 85th

Average Projected Record: 6.5 wins, 5.5 losses (4.9 wins, 3.1 losses)

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3. Western Michigan

Top Returning Players: QB Jon Wassink, EDGE Ali Fayad, EDGE Najee Clayton

Notable Players Leaving: C John Keenoy

Final 2018 CSD Prime Ranking: 95th
Projected 2019 CSD Prime Ranking: 86th

Average Projected Record: 6.9 wins, 5.1 losses (4.7 wins, 3.3 losses)

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4. Eastern Michigan

Top Returning Players: S Vince Calhoun, S Brody Hoying

Notable Players Leaving: EDGE Maxx Crosby, LB Kyle Rachwal, S Ikie Calderon

Final 2018 CSD Prime Ranking: 85th
Projected 2019 CSD Prime Ranking: 106th

Average Projected Record: 6.3 wins, 5.7 losses (4.2 wins, 3.8 losses)

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T5. Ball State

Top Returning Players: LB Ray Wilborn

Final 2018 CSD Prime Ranking: 115th
Projected 2019 CSD Prime Ranking: 113th

Average Projected Record: 4.1 wins, 7.9 losses (2.4 wins, 5.6 losses)

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T5. Central Michigan

Notable Players Leaving: IDL Nathan Brisson-Fast, EDGE Mike Danna, LB Malik Fountain, CB Sean Murphy-Bunting, CB Xavier Crawford

Final 2018 CSD Prime Ranking: 128th
Projected 2019 CSD Prime Ranking: 122nd

Average Projected Record: 4.3 wins, 7.7 losses (2.4 wins, 5.6 losses)

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2019 MAC Title Game Prediction: Ohio 33, Toledo 31