Playing in just four games as a redshirt freshman, wide receiver Quian Williams of Oklahoma City gained valuable playing experience with the Eagles but did not record any receptions. However, his sophomore season has gotten off to a very promising start. After the first two games of 2019, Williams has found himself in a position where he is one of quarterback Mike Glass III's favorite targets. Williams has already snagged eight passes for 92 total yards and his first career touchdown.
Williams acknowledged his large improvement between his first and second season, saying, "personally just becoming more of a student of the game, not relying on my talent and knowing all of the positions on the field. Last year I would just focus on what I had to do instead of understanding the concepts and the scheme of things. When I started doing that, I felt like everything started happening."
The Eastern Michigan passing game is averaging over 200 yards more through the air than on the ground. Williams noted confidence as to why he believes the passing offense is doing so well to start off the season, "we're all pretty confident in what we're doing. We're not letting that loss get to us. We're just going to keep on doing what we're doing. We look forward to executing efficiently."
Eastern Michigan takes on the University of Illinois in a head-to-head matchup on Saturday, Sept. 14. The Fighting Illini are averaging over 30 points per game offensively. Williams showed strong belief in his defensive unit to hold Illinois to under their season average, "we have full confidence in our defense to hold the opposing team to less points than we have. We're going to do our best to score as many points as we can. We're going to play our game the best way that we can and hopefully end up on the right side of the scoreboard."