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Over the course of this past college football season, we saw a multitude of elite quarterbacks launch their teams into positions of success. If you look around the country at the highest ranked teams, they typically hold one thing in common: they have an elite quarterback - something that has eluded Michigan since Denard Robinson’s 2011 season.
Eastern Michigan football’s senior quarterback, Mike Glass III, was ejected with 10 seconds left in the Eagles 34-30 loss to Pittsburgh in the 2019 Quick Lane Bowl on Thursday, Dec. 26 at Ford Field. Glass received two unsportsmanlike conduct penalties after throwing two punches, one of which connected with a referee.
The Pittsburgh Panthers (8-5, 4-4) have defeated the Eastern Michigan Eagles (6-7, 3-5) in the 2019 Quick Lane Bowl on Thursday, Dec. 26 at Ford Field in Detroit. The final score was 34-30 as Pittsburgh was led by junior quarterback Kenny Pickett, who threw for 361 yards and three touchdowns. Eastern Michigan is now 1-4 all-time in bowl games.
The Eastern Michigan Eagles (6-6, 3-5) will face the Pittsburgh Panthers (7-5, 4-4) in the Quick Lane Bowl on Thursday, Dec. 26 at Ford Field in Detroit. Both teams are just 2-3 in their last five outings and still have a bad taste in their mouths following losses in the regular season finale. EMU lost to Kent State, while Pittsburgh fell to Boston College.
The Eastern Michigan Eagles (6-6, 3-5) will face the Pittsburgh Panthers (7-5, 4-4) in the Quick Lane Bowl on Thursday, Dec. 26 at Ford Field in Detroit. The announcement that these two will play was made on Sunday, Dec. 8. This is the fifth bowl game appearance in school history and the first time ever the Eagles have reached two straight bowl games.
The Miami RedHawks (8-5, 6-2) have defeated the Central Michigan Chippewas (8-5, 6-2) in the 2019 MAC Championship Game on Saturday, Dec. 7 at Ford Field in Detroit, Mich. The final score was 26-21 In favor of the RedHawks, who were led by Brett Gabbert’s 196 yards. Both teams will be playing in a bowl game beginning on Saturday, Dec. 20.
Last weekend, “The Game” was played between The University of Michigan and The Ohio State University. This game is heralded as the best rivalry in all of sports, but lately it’s been less of a rivalry and more of an annual vicious beating by Ohio State.
The Eastern Michigan Eagles fell to the Kent State Golden Flashes 34-26 in the last game of the regular season on Friday, Nov. 29 at Rynearson Stadium.
The Eastern Michigan Eagles (6-5, 3-4) football team plays their final game of the regular season versus the Kent State Golden Flashes (5-6, 4-3) on Friday, Nov. 29 at Rynearson Stadium.
I came across an interesting statement while scrolling through my phone the other day: Currently, all four major Detroit sports teams are in last place for their respective divisions. The first thing I thought was, “How did it get this bad?”
While scrolling through my phone the other day, I came across an interesting statement. Currently, all four major Detroit sports teams are in last place for their respective divisions. The first thing I thought was, “How did it get this bad?”
Eastern Michigan football earned its sixth win of the season against Northern Illinois on Tuesday, Nov. 19, defeating the Huskies 45-17.
After dismantling the Akron Zips, Eastern Michigan heads to Northern Illinois to battle with the Huskies on Tuesday night, Nov. 19. The game will be broadcasted live on ESPN2, EMU’s first appearance on the station since its 2011 game against Penn State. The game will be the final road game of the season for EMU.
Daveon Hunter, who is a 3-star running back according to 247 Sports, was offered a scholarship from the Eastern Michigan football program on Monday, Nov. 11. The senior running back is 5’10” and 200 pounds. He attends Chandler High School in Arizona and is slated to graduate at the end of the current school year.
On the coldest game of the year for Eastern Michigan, the Eagles’ running game was nothing but hot. Eastern Michigan football got back in the win column after two consecutive losses, topping Akron 42-14.
Eastern Michigan football players have earned multiple MAC Player of the Week awards in 2019. And two more players have a chance to receive further recognition. Hassan Beydoun and Jake Julien were nominated for the Burlsworth Trophy and the Ray Guy Award watch lists, respectively.
In order to become bowl eligible for the third time in the last four seasons, Eastern Michigan must win at minimum two of their last three games. The Eagles will play two "MACtion" games on Tuesday nights, both on the road. The first is a road trip on Tuesday, Nov. 12 as the Eagles travel to Infocision Stadium to play the 0-9 Akron Zips and first year head coach Tom Arth.
Eastern Michigan started off strong against Buffalo, striking first blood on an 80-yard touchdown pass from Mike Glass III to Mathew Sexton. The good news would stop there for the Eagles, then giving up 43 unanswered points before ending in a 43-14 loss. Eastern Michigan is now 4-5 on the season and drops to 1-4 within the MAC.
Special teams has been the deciding factor in a few of Eastern Michigan's football games this season. Whether it be the game winning field goal by Chad Ryland against Illinois, the punt by Jake Julien to run the clock out against Western Michigan or many other instances throughout the season, Eastern Michigan has shown moments of greatness on the special teams side of the ball.
Ty Eddington, an EMU senior and defensive lineman, was hurt just a few days before the team's season opener against Coastal Carolina on Saturday, Aug. 31. He now says he is ready to be back and in the rotation on the EMU defensive line.