The last time the Ohio Bobcats got to the MAC championship game, they lost to the Chippewas in a lop-sided effort, 31-10.
But a lot has changed since then. Head coach Frank Solich has his team playing well and leading the MAC in plays over 50 yards.
The play-makers on this squad are fast and talented; players like Theo Scott, Taylor Price, LaVon Brazill, and Chris Garrett may be the best players at their respective positions that you’ve never heard of. Noah Keller is in the top 15 in tackles with, once again, over 100, and the Bobcats are feeling good about their chances after they dismantled the Temple Owls in the final game of the season.
The Central Michigan Chippewas may be the dynasty of the MAC conference making their third appearance in the MAC championship game in four years.
Leading that impressive run is senior quarterback Dan LeFevour, who may be the most accurate quarterback in MAC history. Completing over 70 percent of his passes with 25 touchdowns and only five interceptions this season, the Chippewas are a clear favorite to win this game.
Be ready for a shootout in this game with two high-powered offenses meeting on the Gridiron. Central Michigan has an impressive streak to continue, but Ohio has a score to settle trying to prove that they belong among the MAC elite.
Remember last year the Buffalo Bulls stunned clear-cut favorite Ball State in a turnover happy thumping. This could be the same type of game.
My take: The senior leadership of Dan LeFevour takes over and the Chippewas win their third MAC championship in four years, completing the senior's impressive career: CMU 38, OU 35