To think that any MAC team had winning a Natty as their primary goal is delusional.If you are a member of the MAC, then yes, winning your conference matters.
It is absurd and delusional to say otherwise.
Miami OH vs Ohio is a big rivalry...I learned this from a Redhawk coworker with a Buck The Fobcats t shirt.
Bowling Green and Toledo are located very close to each other...a buddy who worked in Toledo told me it was their Backyard Brawl.
Winning those games "matters" to players and fans and winning their conference is an admirable goal and sign of accomplishment.
The overwhelming majority of D1 teams have no prayer of winning a Natty- should 85 teams just shutter their programs?