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NEIM MAC Standings - Week 2

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WMU Climbs to the top of the ‘Not Everything Is MACtion’ ‘Five Stat’ Standings

Western Michigan v Northwestern Photo by David Banks/Getty Images

The Not Everything Is MACtion weekly standings are based on a formula that believes dominating in 5 key stats will lead a team to MAC wins.

Standings

Team W/L Next Week

  1. (+4) Western Michigan 2-0 at Illinois
  2. Central Michigan 2-0 vs UNLV
  3. (+1) Toledo 2-0 vs Fresno
  4. (-1) Ohio 1-1 at Tennessee
  5. (-4) Eastern Michigan 1-1 at Charlotte
  6. Ball State 1-1 vs E. Kentucky
  7. (+2) Kent State 0-2 vs Monmouth
  8. Northern Illinois 0-2 vs San Diego State
  9. (+1) Miami (Ohio) 0-2 vs Western Kentucky
  10. (+1) Buffalo 0-1 at Nevada
  11. (-4) Akron 1-1 at Marshall
  12. Bowling Green 1-1 vs Middle Tennessee

Top of the NEIM: Western Michigan ran the ball 61 times with small backs Jamauri Bogan (17 for 131), LeVante Bellamy (16 for 121) and the bruiser Jarvion Franklin (17 for 91) sharing the load averaging 6.86 yards per carry and each back found the end zone.

Scarier than a team that has three potential running back threats, is that team showing off a potent passing game. Corey Davis caught 7 passes for 150 yards and 3 TDs.

Game of the Week: Ohio at Tennessee, Butch Jones and Frank Solich face off in a coach rematch of the 2009 MAC Championship (Jones and CMU defeated Solich and Ohio 20-10). With a win, the MAC could add an SEC win to their Big 10 victory and two Big 12 victories this season.

The Five Key Stats

Points/Game

1. Western Michigan: 46
2. Ohio: 45.5
3. Eastern Michigan: 41

10. Miami: 19
11. Bowling Green: 18.5
12. Buffalo: 16

Yards/Play

1. Toledo: 7.88
2. Akron: 7.08
3. Central Michigan: 6.84

10. Buffalo: 4.91
11. Bowling Green: 4.45
12. Kent State: 3.77

Turnover Margin

1. Ohio: +3
2. Western Michigan: +1
3. Eastern Michigan: +1

9. Toledo: -4
9. Akron: -4
9. Buffalo: -4
12. Bowling Green: -5

3rd Down Conversion %

1. Toledo: 62.5%
2. Western Michigan: 54.84%
2. Eastern Michigan: 50%

9. Northern Illinois: 27.28%
9. Kent State: 27.28%
11. Akron: 27.27%
12. Bowling Green 25.81%

Point Differential

1. Toledo: +63
2. Western Michigan: +50
3. Central Michigan: +49

10. Miami: -28
11. Northern Illinois: -37
12. Bowling Green: -66