The Eastern Michigan University Eagles Football team played against the UMass Minutemen Sept. 18 at McGuirk Alumni Stadium in Hadley, Massachusetts.
The Eagles came out with a strong victory of 42-28 over the Minutemen, increasing their 2021 season record to 2-1.
EMU received the ball first, which was shortly followed by a 40+ yard pick up by freshman wide receiver Zach Westmoreland.
Junior quarterback Preston Hutchinson ran in the first touchdown for the Eagles, making the score 7-0.
Senior running back Jawon Hamilton had a great game by gaining 122 yards for the Eagles.
Freshman running back Darius Boone Jr. scored his fourth career touchdown, increasing the score 14-0 Eagles.
To start off the second quarter, sophomore running back Samson Evans ran in a third touchdown for the Eagles to make the score 21-0.
UMass freshman quarterback Brady Olson started making moves on the Eagles, starting with a 24-yard pass, which eventually led to a touchdown made by sophomore tight end Josiah Johnson. The score changed to 21-7 Eagles.
All-MAC junior wide receiver Hassan Beydoun was too quick for the Minutemen and contributed 101 yards for the Eagles.
The third quarter slowed down until Boone Jr. completed his second touchdown of the game with three minutes left in the third, increasing the score 28-7.
Shortly after, UMass junior wide receiver Melvin Hill completed a 45-yard touchdown pass from Olson, making the score 28-14.
The Minutemen picked up a fumble from the Eagles to close the third quarter.
Hamilton scored a touchdown in the fourth quarter, which made the score 35-14.
UMass freshman wide receiver Carter Scudo completed a touchdown shortly after. The score was then 35-21.
More scoring opportunities were taken as Westmoreland scored a touchdown, increasing the Eagles score to 42-21.
Toward the end of the fourth quarter, the Minutemen’s Johnson made his second touchdown of the game.
The final score was 42-28 EMU.
The Eagles will face the Texas State Bobcats Sept. 25. at Rynearson Stadium in Ypsilanti, Michigan.