Kent State earned its first win over a ranked opponent as the Flashes defeated No. 15 ranked Rutgers with a 35-23 commanding road victory. The win marked the second consecutive week for the MAC to top a ranked opponent from the Big East Conference, as Toledo previously beat ranked Cincinnati. This season, the MAC has a 4-4 record vs. Big East opponents.
The MAC's top four programs (Toledo, Northern Illinois, Kent State and Ohio) have a combined 30-4 record. Along with Ball State and Bowling Green, both at 6-3 records, the MAC already has six teams bowl eligible.
Its rivalry week in the MAC as Akron travels 14 miles to Kent State this Saturday at 2 pm ET (SportsTime Ohio/ESPN Game Plan/ESPN3) and Western Michigan visits Central Michigan at 1 pm ET (ESPN3).
MAC midweek football begins this week with the first of six midweek games during the month of November. Eastern Michigan will visit Ohio on Thursday, Nov. 1 at 6 pm ET (ESPNU).
Miami QB Zac Dysert became the program's career total offense leader and needs 75 more yards to become the school's career passing leader, surpassing Ben Roethlisberger.