Saturday might be the most pivotal game in J.D. Brookhart's career.
After a turmoil-filled week, his team is up against a dominant offense that beat Michigan State and came within 13 points of Arizona. Both games were on the road.
Central Michigan's Dan LeFevour hasn't gotten the hype of MAC quarterbacks in the past because scouts don't believe him to be a sure-fire pro prospect. If I had to pick MAC quarterback (past or present) to win a game, I would take LeFevour. His leadership and ability to play running back and quarterback with equal skill have made CMU into a perennial power that consistently wins the close games.
It would have been nice for Akron to play a creampuff on the Saturday after the team suspended two players and a coach. Rather, the Zips will play a team that has a high propensity for embarrassing opponents. That is what Brookhart cannot afford.