2012 MAC Football kicks off

The 2012 MAC football season kicked off Tuesday at Ford Field with their preseason media day. The Mid-American Conference announced a four-year contract extension with both Ford Field as host and Marathon as the title sponsor for the Marathon MAC Football Championship Game through the 2015 college football season. The Marathon MAC Football Championship game is the second-longest running colege football conference championship game in the nation. The 2012 Marathon MAC Football Championship game will be Friday, Novemeber 30th.

High expectations have been set as the MAC announced its 2012 preseason poll. The University of Toledo Rockets are predicted to finish first in the West and the Bowling Green Falcons are projected to finish second in the East. Toledo racked up seven first place votes in the West to propel the Rockets to first with 87 points. In the East, Ohio was selected to finish first with 119 points followed by second-place Bowling Green with 91 points.

The 2012 MAC football season officially starts on Thursday, August 30.