2011 Eastern Michigan Eagles

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  1. The Richuation

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    2011 Week 1

    Although the score says otherwise, there was much to build on in Week 1 vs crosstown rival Michigan. The defense recorded 4 fumble recoveries, 3 INTs, 2 sacks, a safety, and a defensive TD. From my defensive coordinator perspective, we did our part. Two Michigan touchdowns were from INT pick 6s and two were big breakaway plays.

    The cupboard is bare, but will be be alright once the MAC season starts.
     
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    Another tough loss for EMU. But, again the D had some positives to take out of this. The Eagle D snatched two INTs and 2 fumble recoveries and recorded 3 sacks. But, the same problems in Week 1 were still here. The Eagles surrendered 5.7 yards per carry which is mostly attributed to the level of talent up front. The coaching staff feels like the MAC regular season may bring some Ws home.
     
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    Week 5

    Eastern Michigan will be hard pressed to top this performance this season. The defense was was in top shape today and gave Akron fits all afternoon. The Eagle D only gave up 183 yards passing and 62 yards rushing with 8 sacks and 5 turnovers created. This is exactly the performace that the EMu brass was looking for out of the defensive coordinator. However, it was the offensive side of the ball that also came to play. JR QB Alex Gillett went 22-34 for 334 and 3 TDs and the running game topped 150 yards. This puts EMU @ 1-0 in the MAC and fired up heading into league play.

    Next Week @ Toledo
     
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    Trounced.

    For all the progress that EMU has made defensively this season was undone this week against Toledo. Toledo RB Adonis Thomas ran 31 times for 358 yards and 4 TD. Thomas repeatedly found holes in the EMU defensive line. The EMU defense on multiple occasions found them selves getting their first hand on Thomas 5-6 yards downfield. This was a demoralizing game and the EMU team is ready to move on.
     
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    EMu drops to 2-5 after drubbing by Western Michigan. Western Michigan came out fired up and ready to play and Eastern looked lifeless. The final score could have been much worse that it was. Eastern looked overly conservative and didn't show the aggressive, ball hawking defense that the Eagle fans are so used to seeing. Western Michigan's running game was gashing the eagles and maintained control of the game from start to finish.
     
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    Yeah, you could tell there was a huge difference in player energy throughout the entire game. The 94 yard pass the and Drake KR TD definetly did not help EMU players confidence. You had some really nice drives though; I am sure you and I will have some interesting joysticks battles from here-on-out.
     
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    I question the use of the semi-colon in the above instance.
     
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    Haha God that is too funny, you posted a grammatical opinion;
     
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    A Rare Win

    The EMU defense came to play today and kept the Eagles in the game after falling behind 21-7 in the first quarter. The defense scored 2 TDs, created 6 turnovers, and sacked Ball State QB Keith Wenning. The Eagle offense was repeatedly put into positive field position and asked to merely put some points on the board. And the offense responded with 3 TDs of their own. The Eagles move to 3-5 on the year.
     
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    Only periods used for the Week 10 recap.
     
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    Back in Action

    The Eagle D forced 10(!) turnovers against Buffalo coming up 2 short of the NCAA record of 12. The D forced 5 INTs and 5 fumbles in an affair that Buffalo still manged to roll up 500 yards of total offense. However, it was enough to give the EMU offense the field postion needed to score 41 points. The other 6 came from OLB Nate Paopao on a fumble recovery return. This brings Eastern to 4 wins on the year and the chance of a bowl game if they are able to win their last two games.

    Next Week vs Kent State
     

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