2015 MAC Football Opponents

By Kevin Kelley -

The Mid-American Conference (MAC) has set the home and away football opponents for the 2015 season.

The complete 2015 MAC Football Schedule with dates will be released after March 1. The 2015 Marathon MAC Championship Game will be played at Ford Field in Detroit on either Friday, Dec. 4 or Saturday, Dec. 5.

Listed below are the 2015 opponents for each MAC school:



Home: Ohio, Kent State, Buffalo, Central Michigan
Away: Bowling Green, UMass, Miami, Eastern Michigan

Bowling Green

Home: Ohio, UMass, Akron, Toledo
Away: Buffalo, Kent State, Ball State, Western Michigan


Home: Bowling Green, UMass, Ohio, NIU
Away: Kent State, Akron, Miami, Central Michigan

Kent State

Home: Bowling Green, Buffalo, Miami, Central Michigan
Away: Akron, Ohio, UMass, Toledo

Miami (OH)

Home: Akron, Buffalo, NIU, Eastern Michigan
Away: Ohio, Kent State, UMass, Western Michigan


Home: Miami, Kent State, Western Michigan, Ball State
Away: Bowling Green, Buffalo, Akron, NIU


Home: Akron, Kent State, Miami, Toledo
Away: Buffalo, Bowling Green, Ball State, Eastern Michigan


Ball State

Home: Central Michigan, Toledo, UMass, Bowling Green
Away: NIU, Western Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Ohio

Central Michigan

Home: Toledo, Eastern Michigan, NIU, Buffalo
Away: Ball State, Western Michigan, Kent State, Akron

Eastern Michigan

Home: Ball State, Western Michigan, Akron, UMass
Away: Central Michigan, NIU, Toledo, Miami

Northern Illinois

Home: Ball State, Eastern Michigan, Western Michigan, Ohio
Away: Central Michigan, Toledo, Buffalo, Miami


Home: Eastern Michigan, NIU, Western Michigan, Kent State
Away: Ball State, Central Michigan, UMass, Bowling Green

Western Michigan

Home: Central Michigan, Ball State, Bowling Green, Miami
Away: Eastern Michigan, NIU, Toledo, Ohio

Comments (3)

All Power5 programs have completed their 2015 schedules (although BC is awaiting to hear if NM St cancels their game).

Numerous Group of Five programs are scrapping to fill their 2015 schedules.

Ball St and Western Mich both need OOC games. One of these programs could end up playing South Alabama (after their game with UAB was cancelled). All have 9/19 open.

W Mich could schedule an FCS program, but not many FCS programs with dates open, and it will cost a bunch to attract a home game. If UCF does not opt to play an FCS program, could hook up with W Mich (both with 9/19 open).

With 2 or 3 games yet to schedule San Diego State needs to get on the ball. Maybe the Aztecs are hoping NM St will cancel the 9/19 UTEP game, and then SD St could schedule the Miners?

Geo St and FIU could hook up (both have 9/12 and 9/26 open).

Then SMU, Louis Tech, ULL and Texas St each still need one game.

Some FCS programs not yet matched up with a FBS opponent: Montana St, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Alabama St, Prairie View A&M, Texas Southern, South Carolina St

(unknown if they are actually looking for FBS opponents as their schedules have not been publicly announced).

Air Force needs a game. Possibility AF could hook up with Montana St?

And San Diego St, Air Force, Fresno St and San Jose St can opt to schedule an additional game via their ‘Hawaii exemptions’.

Sidenote: The Tarheels have scheduled games against two FCS opponents (NC A&T and Delaware). Why?

WMU plays Georgia Southern, Michigan St and Ohio State in 2015. I assure u that their 4th non-conf game will be against an FCS school. Maybe a junior college