The Mid-American Conference isn't really known for its high level of football, and teams from the MAC are frequently steamrolled by their BCS-AQ counterparts.
But if there's one thing the MAC does well, it's throw and catch the football.
Last season saw several MAC teams break 60 points on multiple occasions, and back-and-forth shootout fans will certainly enjoy the brand of football that's becoming commonplace in the conference.
Miami's Nick Harwell was just one of several receivers with monster numbers last season. Harwell, in fact, was second in the nation in average receiving yards per game with 129.5. The Redhawks only finished 4-8 last season, and Harwell appeared in only 11 games, yet he had a whopping 1.425 yards receiving, hauling in almost nine receptions per game.
Only Western Michigan's senior wide receiver Jordan White had more yards per game last season (an eye-popping 147.0), and only four players had bigger raw yardage numbers than Harwell.
All of 2011's receiving leaders with more yards than Harwell have either graduated or opted for an early start to their pro careers, so Harwell—only a junior in 2012—enters the season as the nation's top returning receiver...at least in terms of raw statistics.