Expect a lot of passes to fill the air this fall in the MAC: The league has five quarterbacks returning who threw for 3,000 yards last season, the most of any conference.
Western Michigan's Alex Carder was ninth nationally last season with 3,873 yards, along with a league-leading 31 touchdowns but also 14 interceptions. The other returning 3,000-yarders are Miami's Zac Dysert, Ohio's Tyler Tettleton, Central Michigan's Ryan Radcliff and Bowling Green's Matt Schilz.
It's Tettleton's running ability (well, that and what should be one of the league's top defenses) that gives his team the edge in the conference race. He ran for 666 yards and 10 scores, and should be one of a handful of standout dual-threat quarterback nationally. Worth noting is that Northern Illinois won the league last season with dual-threat QB Chandler Harnish calling the shots. While Tettleton isn't as good a runner as Harnish, he is a better passer.
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