CMU gears up for first mid-week matchup against NIU

In the Mid-American Conference, the conference slate has entered the “Midweek MACtion” portion of the schedule.

But for college football diehards and MAC faithful alike, that means that the meat of conference play has arrived, lending itself to what should be an exciting race to Ford Field.

However, for Central Michigan football, it appears that conference championship hopes have faded.


The Chippewas currently sit at the bottom of the MAC West standings, tied with Wednesday’s opponent Northern Illinois at 1-3 in conference play.


To maintain bowl eligibility and avoid a losing record, CMU will have to win out to reach the six-win mark - a feat that


Head coach Jim McElwain isn’t blind to the fact that his team has underperformed relative to the expectations placed on it heading into the season.

He also sees the opportunity for growth despite the results thus far.


We've already ruined the fact we haven't won at home," McElwain said. "That's the number one goal going into every season.


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