Eagles hit the road to face Bowling Green

After a 48-38 win over the Army Black Knights, the Eastern Michigan University Eagles (1-6, 0-3 Mid-American Conference) will be on the road for their next two games.

The first stop will be at Doyt Perry Stadium, where the Eagles will face the Bowling Green State University Falcons (5-3, 1-3 MAC) Oct. 27. They will travel to Ohio to play the Bobcats (7-0, 3-0 MAC) Nov. 1. Kickoffs will be at 3:30 and 6 p.m., respectively.

The Eagles are coming off their second high-scoring performance in a row.

Their 95 combined points against the Rockets and Black Knights are more than their five previous games combined, which totaled 77 points.

In a postgame interview after facing Army, senior tight end Garrett Hoskins said if the players do what the coaches expect them to do, the offense will put points on the board. EMU’s offense is strong enough to win against the Falcons, who are averaging 22.9 points.

Redshirt sophomore quarterback Tyler Benz said he sees Hoskins as his security blanket since they’ve always had good chemistry.

Hoskins has more than 100 yards receiving in three out of the last four games, all games Benz started.

“As an offense, it’s pretty fun,” Benz said about putting up another high-scoring game.
Benz is coming off a personal best performance. With five touchdowns in a game, he is tied with Andy Schmitt’s 2008 record for second-most in school history.

The Eagles’ high-powered offense isn’t the only improvement this team has made. Coach Ron English said the defense needs to step up to help the offense score more points.

“What I want for this program to know if they keep working hard and continue to improve, they will have success,” English said.

The Eagles’ caused five fumbles and recovered two against the Black Knights.

The Falcons are coming off of their fourth win in a row, against the University of Massachusetts 24-0.

BGSU also had 282 yards of offense, but EMU has put up three consecutive performances of at least 450 yards.


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