The MAC Championship Game for 2017 is set with the Akron Zips taking on the Toledo Rockets. The game will be played on Saturday, Dec. 2 at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan.
The Akron Zips clinched the East Division title of the Mid-American Conference with a 6-2 record, which was one game ahead of the Ohio Bobcats. Akron won the MAC Championship Game in their first and only appearance back in 2005.
Toledo finished 7-1 in the MAC’s West Division, just ahead of Central Michigan and NIU which both posted 6-2 records. The Rockets, which completed the regular-season 10-2 overall, have appeared in the MAC Championship five times previously and have a 2-3 record.
Akron traveled to Toledo earlier this season and were throttled by the Rockets, 48-21.
ESPN currently projects Akron to play in the Dollar General Bowl or the Quick Lane Bowl, while Toledo is projected for either the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl or the Dollar General Bowl.
MAC Championship Game
- Matchup: Akron vs. Toledo
- Date: Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017
- Time: Noon ET
- TV: ESPN
- Crew: Mark Jones, Rod Gilmore, and Quint Kessenich