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MAC Latest - Miami Wins Again

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MAC Latest - Miami Wins Again

It’s all to play for in the Mid-America Conference, as a busy weekend produced few games that actually affected the standings.

All teams have matches with opponents in the other division (the MAC is split between the North and the South), but those games aren’t recorded in the standings. So only Dayton’s 24-8 defeat of Cincinnati counts, and it counts a lot as Dayton is now 2-0.

Still there were some interesting games. Ohio showed they are back in the saddle with a 29-24 defeat of Northern Illinois. Troy Keener, Thushan Wickramasinghe, Vince Hahn and Hayden George all touched down for the Bobcats.

Central Michigan were impressive in a 42-10 defeat of Louisville. Harry Cassedy, Spencer Smith, Jake Hall, Christian Klemp, and Ryan Ruspaj all scored tries.

And Miami won their second MAC game, handling some early difficulty from Ball State to win 39-20.

“Ball State is much improved,” said Miami Head Coach Hared Moore. “They scored in the first minute and I think the game was much harder than my guys expected. But we kept coming at them and despite the mistakes, and the pressure they were putting us under, we managed to win it.”

With the game not counting to the standings, Moore opted to let the players figure out some of their issues, and they did well to make adjustments.

Flyhlf Connor Murray had a strong game for Miami, and was forced to make some big tackles on Ball State’s imposing back-rowers.

Hoever, said Moore, “we still have a lot of work to do.”