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MAC Collision This Week

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MAC Collision This Week

Western Michigan want another shot at Bowling Green. Roger Mazzarella photo.

The clash of teams who are kicking themselves happens in the MAC as Western Michigan plays Louisville.

Both teams feel like they had hit upon the right way to beat league-leaders Bowling Green. Neither was able to sustain that though for 80 minutes. 

Louisville Puts a Scare into Bowling Green

Bowling Green Runs in Seven Tries to Beat Western Michigan

Now with both teams sitting at 3-1, albeit with WMU ahead because of bonus points as they have a pretty good try-scoring strike rate, the Cardinals and the Broncos face off this weekend.

Louisville’s biggest issue seems to be finishing, as they had BGSU under pressure and got just the two tries. They gave up an interception try to Bowling Green, which can be especially galling because usually you give up an interception when there’s a real try-scoring chance for your team. A 14-point turnaround would have made for a different story last week.

Western Michigan, meanwhile, just didn’t quite piece it all together early enough against a very snappy BGSU that has a superb backline and hardworking forwards.

This week, Louisville will certainly expect to showcase their defensive prowess, while WMU will want to hid hard and fast and early.

There’s a nice undercard in the MAC this week, with Cincinnati vs IUPUI. Both have just the one loss in conference play, and is Louisville loses this weekend, the winner of the Bearcats and the Jaguars will jump into 3rd place. 

MAC W L T PF PA PD BT BL Pts
Bowling Green 5 0 0 259 62 197 4 0 24
Western Michigan 3 1 0 171 106 65 4 0 16
Louisville 3 1 0 96 47 49 2 0 14
Cincinnati 2 1 0 104 32 72 2 0 10
IUPUI 2 1 0 70 55 15 1 1 10
Pittsburgh 0 4 0 43 160 -117 0 1 1
Ohio University 0 4 0 56 196 -140 1 0 1
Dayton 0 3 0 23 174 -151 0 0 0

 

WEEK 1
Bowling Green 59 Ohio University 0
Louisville 22 Pittsburgh 5
Western Michigan 25 IUPUI 19
Cincinnati 58 Dayton 8

WEEK 2
Louisville 43 Dayton 10
Bowling Green 66 Pittsburgh 21
Cincinnati 36 Ohio Univ. 5

WEEK 3
IUPUI 36 Ohio Univ. 18
Bowling Green 39 Western Michigan 24
Louisville 19 Cincinnati 10

WEEK 4
Bowling Green 73 Dayton 5
IUPUI 15 Pittsburgh 12
Western Michigan 65 Ohio Univ. 33

WEEK 5
Western Michigan 57 Pittsburgh 15
Bowling Green 22 Louisville 12

WEEK 6
IUPUI at Cincinnati
Ohio University at Dayton
Western Michigan at Louisville

WEEK 7
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati
IUPUI at Dayton
Louisville at Ohio University
Bowling Green at IUPUI
Cincinnati at Western Michigan
Dayton at Pittsburgh

Week 8
Bowling Green at Cincinnati
Dayton at Western Michigan
Louisville at IUPUI
Pittsburgh at Ohio University

Week 9
Finals

MAC Player Stat Leaders
Player Team Tries Pts
Kubicki, Jake BGSU 5 76
Pierce, Ryan UC 6 49
Johnson, Joe BGSU 8 40
Covely, Pat WMU 0 37
Sutherland, Luke WMU 5 25
Reithmeier, Chris UL 5 25
Donnet, Augustin OU 0 21
McNamara, Willie WMU 4 20
Hession, Nate IUPUI 1 20
Stefurak, Matt PITT 1 18
Leland, Garen WMU 3 15
Dolo, Calvin IUPUI 3 15
Sikora, Kyle BGSU 3 15
Mock, Tony BGSU 3 15