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Buffalo Bulls Football: Previewing this week's games throughout the conference

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Football may be back in Buffalo this week but unfortunately we aren't that special. The entire Mid-American Conference will be getting ready to finally start their 2016 seasons this weekend as well. Below is a list of the games and what you might be able to expect from them.

Central Michigan vs. Presbyterian

Date/Time: Tonight, 7:00PM ET

Television Coverage: ESPN3

The Storyline: Just another FCS Smackdown, nothing to see here.

Eastern Michigan vs. Mississippi Valley State

Date/Time: 9/2, 6:00PM ET

Television Coverage: ESPN3

The Storyline: EMU is lucky that this is only an FCS team that went 1-10 last year

Ball State vs. Georgia State

Date/Time: 9/2, 7:00PM ET

Television Coverage: ESPN3

The Storyline: Ball State will have some work to do when they face off with a team that went bowling last year.

Toledo vs. Arkansas State

Date/Time: 9/2, 9:00PM ET

Television Coverage: ESPNU

The Storyline: Toledo will be squaring off with the reigning Sun-Belt conference champions the same night the Bulls take on Albany. This will be an interesting game to watch as the Rockets are expected to be right in the mix to win the MAC West this year.

Bowling Green at #6 Ohio State

Date/Time: 9/3, 12:00PM ET

Television Coverage: Big Ten Network

The Storyline: It will be interesting to see how Bowling Green does in their first game with the now departed for Syracuse coach Dino Babers. This will be a great game to see if the Falcons will be challenging for the MAC East again.

Western Michigan vs. Northwestern

Date/Time: 9/3, 12:00 PM ET

Television Coverage: ESPNU

The Storyline: This is a very winnable game for the Broncos and it'll be fun to watch if the upset over a Big Ten school gets pulled off.

Kent State at Penn State

Date/Time: 9/3, 12:30PM ET

Television Coverage: Big Ten Network

The Storyline: Kent is coming off another awful season with a 3-9 record. Things don't bode well for the Golden Flashes in this game but they do return a lot of key pieces on their defense.

Ohio vs. Texas State

Date/Time: 9/3, 3:30PM ET

Television Coverage: CBS Sports Network

The Storyline: It'll be a battle of the Bobcats this week as Ohio faces a Sun-Belt team that only went 3-9 last season. There are two major question marks as Ohio will be without what was supposed to be their starting QB and Texas State has a new head coach.

Miami (Ohio) at #17 Iowa

Date/Time: 9/3, 3:30PM ET

Television Coverage: ESPNU

The Storyline: Miami's program continues to struggle and they're going to need a miracle to pull off this upset.

Akron vs. VMI

Date/Time: 9/3, 6:30PM ET

Television Coverage: ESPN3

The Storyline: VMI is a lowly FCS opponent that went 2-9 last year. Akron is coming off of one of the better seasons in it's history, making a Potato Bowl appearance. Expect the Zips to have no problem taking down the Keydets.

Northern Illinois vs. Wyoming

Date/Time: 9/3, 10:30PM ET

Television Coverage: CBS Sports Network

The Storyline: The Cowboys only went 2-10 last season, which means Northern Illinois shouldn't have any problem mopping the floor with them.