As Kent State University won in a surprise upset over Ohio University, Miami University football has a chance to continue its success against Northern Illinois University (NIU).
The Mid-American Conference (MAC) championship game will be played at Detroit’s Ford Field Dec. 3. The NIU Huskies won the MAC West with an 8-0 MAC (10-2 overall) record. With Miami’s MAC East Champion football team playing out its season with a title of 7-1 (8-4 overall), this is a wonderful time for the student body to encourage the team to take a win from the Huskies.
The turnaround for the football team is something in which all Miamians can take pride. The team has already reversed its record of 1-7 from last year, and the RedHawks are currently America’s most improved team in college football.
Just as the team is re-emerging (alongside the fact that tickets for all students to the game in Detroit will be free), the editorial board of The Miami Student feels this is a chance for many students to also change their record of attendance at football games. Since the opportunity for a bowl destination won’t be determined until Dec. 5, this Detroit game may be one of the last opportunities to feasibly show student support for the team. Carpooling is a great idea, and transportation for a fee will be provided by Miami student organizations.
Kickoff for the game is set for (7 p.m.) Friday. With only a five hour drive to such a momentous game for Miami, students should do their best to make supporting the football team a priority.
The support can show the school is prepared to wear the title of champion and to display that title proudly through both the performance of the team and the attendance and support from the student body.