2011 MAC Championship Game

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2011 Marathon MAC Championship Game
Conference Championship
1 2 3 4 Total
Ohio 10 10 0 0 20
Northern Illinois 0 0 7 16 23
Date December 2, 2011
Season 2011
Stadium Ford Field
Location Detroit, Michigan
MVP WR Nathan Palmer (NIU)
Favorite NIU −3
Referee Ron Snodgrass
Attendance 13,052
United States TV coverage
Network ESPN2
Announcers Joe Tessitore (play-by-play)
Rod Gilmore (analysis)
Jeannine Edwards (sideline)
MAC Championship Game
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2011 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
Ohio xy   6 2         10 4  
Temple   5 3         9 4  
Kent State   4 4         5 7  
Bowling Green   3 5         5 7  
Miami   3 5         4 8  
Buffalo   2 6         3 9  
Akron   0 8         1 11  
West Division
Northern Illinois xy$   7 1         11 3  
Toledo x   7 1         9 4  
Western Michigan   5 3         7 6  
Ball State   4 4         6 6  
Eastern Michigan   4 4         6 6  
Central Michigan   2 6         3 9  
Championship: NIU 23, Ohio 20
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2011 MAC Championship Game was played at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, December 2, 2011, at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan, USA, to determine the 2011 football champion of the Mid-American Conference (MAC). The Ohio Bobcats played the Northern Illinois Huskies, with Northern Illinois coming back from a 20-0 half time deficit to score 23 points and win 23-20.

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