2019 MAC football schedule announced

By Kevin Kelley -

The 2019 MAC Football Schedule has been officially announced. Conference play begins on Saturday, Sept. 14.

Featured non-conference games for each MAC team in 2019 include Akron at Illinois, Ball State vs. Indiana (at Lucas Oil Stadium), Bowling Green at Notre Dame, Buffalo at Penn State, Central Michigan at Miami (FL), Eastern Michigan at Kentucky, Kent State at Auburn, Miami (Ohio) at Ohio State, Northern Illinois at Nebraska, Ohio at Pitt, BYU at Toledo, and Western Michigan at Michigan State.

The regular season concludes with the Marathon MAC Championship Game at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan on Saturday, Dec. 7.

An updated MAC 2019 football schedule will be released in June with kick times and a television schedule for the first three weeks of the regular season and midweek games during November.  All other game kick times and television will be announced 12 days prior to the scheduled game.

2019 MAC Football Schedules

East Division

West Division

2019 MAC Football Schedule (Composite)
* All times listed ET.

Thursday, Aug. 29
Albany at Central Michigan
Kent State at Arizona State
Morgan State at Bowling Green
Robert Morris at Buffalo

Saturday, Aug. 31
Akron at Illinois
Eastern Michigan at Coastal Carolina
Illinois State at NIU
Indiana at Ball State (in Indianapolis)
Miami at Iowa
Monmouth at Western Michigan
Rhode Island at Ohio
Toledo at Kentucky

Saturday, Sept. 7
Bowling Green at Kansas State
Buffalo at Penn State
Central Michigan at Wisconsin
Eastern Michigan at Kentucky
Fordham at Ball State
Kennesaw at Kent State
NIU at Utah
Ohio at Pitt
Tennessee Tech at Miami
UAB at Akron
Western Michigan at Michigan State

Saturday, Sept. 14
Akron at Central Michigan
Buffalo at Liberty
Eastern Michigan at Illinois
Florida Atlantic at Ball State
Georgia State at Western Michigan
Kent State at Auburn
Louisiana Tech at Bowling Green
Miami at Cincinnati
Murray State at Toledo
NIU at Nebraska
Ohio at Marshall

Saturday, Sept. 21
Ball State at North Carolina State
Bowling Green at Kent State
Central Connecticut State at Eastern Michigan
Central Michigan at Miami (FL)
Louisiana-Lafayette at Ohio
Miami at Ohio State
Temple at Buffalo
Toledo at Colorado State
Troy at Akron
Western Michigan at Syracuse

Saturday, Sept. 28
Akron at UMass
BYU at Toledo
Buffalo at Miami
Central Michigan at Western Michigan
NIU at Vanderbilt

Saturday, Oct. 5
Ball State at NIU
Bowling Green at Notre Dame
Eastern Michigan at Central Michigan
Kent State at Wisconsin
Ohio at Buffalo
Western Michigan at Toledo

Saturday, Oct. 12
Ball State at Eastern Michigan
Kent State at Akron
Miami at Western Michigan
New Mexico State at Central Michigan
NIU at Ohio
Toledo at Bowling Green

Saturday, Oct. 19
Buffalo at Akron
Central Michigan at Bowling Green
Kent State at Ohio
NIU at Miami
Toledo at Ball State
Western Michigan at Eastern Michigan

Saturday, Oct. 26
Akron at NIU
Bowling Green at Western Michigan
Central Michigan at Buffalo
Eastern Michigan at Toledo
Miami at Kent State
Ohio at Ball State

Saturday, Nov. 2
Akron at Bowling Green
Buffalo at Eastern Michigan
NIU at Central Michigan

Tuesday, Nov. 5
Ball State at Western Michigan (ESPN2/ESPNU/CBSSN)
Kent State at Toledo (ESPN2/ESPNU/CBSSN)

Wednesday, Nov. 6
Miami at Ohio (ESPN2)

Tuesday, Nov. 12
Eastern Michigan at Akron (ESPN2/ESPNU)
Western Michigan at Ohio (ESPN2/ESPNU)

Wednesday, Nov. 13
Bowling Green at Miami (ESPN2/ESPNU)
NIU at Toledo (ESPN2/ESPNU)

Thursday, Nov. 14
Buffalo at Kent State (CBSSN)

Saturday, Nov. 16
Central Michigan at Ball State

Tuesday, Nov. 19
Eastern Michigan at NIU (ESPN2/ESPNU)
Ohio at Bowling Green (ESPN2/ESPNU)

Wednesday, Nov. 20
Akron at Miami (ESPN2/ESPNU)
Toledo at Buffalo (ESPN2/ESPNU)

Saturday, Nov. 23
Ball State at Kent State

Tuesday, Nov. 26
Ohio at Akron (ESPNU or ESPN+ or ESPN3)
Western Michigan at NIU (ESPNU or ESPN+ or ESPN3)

Friday, Nov. 29
Bowling Green at Buffalo
Kent State at Eastern Michigan
Miami at Ball State
Toledo at Central Michigan

Saturday, Dec. 7
2019 MAC Football Championship Game (in Detroit)