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The Come Up: Eastern Michigan Football
Program news and notes to be put here.
Along with the week one win were two signings:
2 Star - OLB David Washington
1 Star - FB Rob Tidwell
You signed Cuba Gooding JR?
Andy Schmitt is out for the next four weeks, due to a shoulder injury.
EMU - 24 Kent St. - 10
Eastern Michigan earns another conference win on the road to go to 4-0 in the first time in....well, it's been a while. The game plan was simple coming in with rainy conditions, and their back up quarterback making his first start: Run the football. And they did just that, totaling 185 yards on the ground. Two picks cost the Eagles on drives, worsening concerns and making the run game that much more important in the coach's eyes. The defense gave up some yards, but intercepted two passes. Jacory Stone set a school record with this 97 yard kick return TD to start the third, and, Sophomore Javon Reese broke the school record for sacks in a game with four.
Key Stat: EMU - 8/12 on third downs.
Player of the game: Javon Reese, who got after it on the line all game.
Up next: Cincinnati. A Big East team will come in to play the undefeated Eagles, the first of two games out of conference against BCS schools.
Tough task for the EMU as they host the Bearcats. We'll see if you are a contender for the BCS busters or pretender. Good luck man, I'm pulling for ya!
Thanks. I'll do my best. It's gonna be tough without Schmitt available to play. We'll have to run the ball like we have been this season to have any kind of chance.
Terrence Blevins (HB) is out for the season after an injury suffered early in the loss to Northwestern. Duane Priest will take back the starting role for the foreseeable future.
Another Injury Report:
On a positive note, skilled starting QB Andy Schmitt comes back just in time for a big game on the road against Ohio this week. Coach WisconsinSports414 has already begun dealing with all the questions regarding the quarterback situation on his team. McMahon has played well enough to win every game he's started in over the last four weeks (The Eagles went 3-1, with their only loss coming in double overtime to Northwestern). However, much of the success can be attributed to the running game, which was used heavily to control games. His passing numbers are inconclusive at best with so few attempts, though he made plenty of good throws that were dropped against the Wildcats. His running ability is also an asset, but Schmitt is quick on his feet as well, and the offense was much more balanced with the threat of his strong arm. It's probable that Andy gets the start, but just as probable that McMahon could see time, especially if Andy struggles.
Although they won their game on the road against Ohio this week, there still is a bit of a controversy at the QB spot. Schmitt was very shaky against the Bobcats early on, and even afterwards he missed a surprising amount of throws. Coach WisconsinSports414 stated in his presser that both will receive some snaps in practice, and that the two splitting time in their match up against NIU is also very likely.
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