Originally written on College Football Universe  |  Last updated 11/14/14
The Mid-American Conference is just 0-2 so far this bowl season while being outscored 79 to 32 in the games played. As history goes, the MAC has had difficulty bowling. Since 2004, MAC teams are in last place for conference bowl records (11-24) including the recent losses by Toledo and Ball State. There is still some room for redemption since the MAC placed seven teams in the post season this year and earned their first ever appearance in a BCS Bowl featuring Northern Illinois vs. Florida State in the Orange Bowl. The Big Ten has the second to last worst bowl record since 2004.When asked to compare the Big Ten to the MAC, former NIU coach Dave Doeren said, "I haven't been in that league for two years so it's hard to say. I think we're very competitive. I'd like to play a bunch of them and have answer to that question. We didn't get to do that this year so I can't give a fair answer on that."Northern Illinois did play Iowa out of the Big Ten in the first game of the season and lost b...
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