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What once appeared as an optimistic and promising season for the Eastern Michigan football team turned into a nightmare in West Lafayette, Ind. Sept. 15. The Purdue Boilermakers (2-1) blew out the Eagles (0-3) 54-16, giving EMU their third loss this season.
The Green Bay Packers’ defense held their own, and then some, in Thursday’s 23-10 victory over the Chicago Bears. With that win, the Packers won their seventh straight game against an NFC North opponent. More importantly, they won their first game of the season after their loss to the San Francisco 49ers in week one. The Packers improved their record to 1-1, while the Bears fall to 1-1.
Ashlyn Zarate: Green Bay Packers over the Chicago Bears
The NFL’s second week starts Thursday night with the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears facing off at Lambeau Field. The Packers go into the game coming off a 22-30 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.
The NFL made headlines on Friday when they announced that a panel had overturned the suspensions of New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma, defensive end Will Smith, free-agent defensive end Anthony Hargrove and former Saint and now Cleveland Brown linebacker Scott Fujita. The four players were officially eligible to play in the season opener on Sunday.
The Eastern Michigan University football team opened up their home schedule with a 31-14 loss to the Illinois State Redbirds, which was the first matchup between the two schools since 1981. EMU’s record fell to 0-2 while ISU improved to 2-0.
Following their 31-14 loss in the home opener Saturday afternoon, the Eagles will be traveling to West Lafayette, Ind. to take on the Purdue Boilermakers Sept. 15. Purdue lost a close game by a field goal at Notre Dame on Saturday, but has a decisive win on their record against Kentucky State.
After losing to Ball State in their season opener, the Eastern Michigan University football team is looking to snag a victory in their first home game of the season against Illinois State University Sept. 8.
The NFL’s regular season kicks off in less than a week, and already the number one question in many people’s minds is, “Can the Detroit Lions stay healthy, and how do they stack up against other teams?”
The football game in Munice, Ind. looked a little bleak at the end of the first quarter with the Ball State Cardinals leading the Eastern Michigan Eagles with a score of 10-0.
The Eastern Michigan University football team enters the 2012 season with high hopes after finishing 2011 with their best record in over 20 years. Finishing 6-6, EMU needed just one more victory to give them a chance at a bowl game.
On Aug. 20, Eastern Michigan University and Fox Sports Detroit announced a new television show titled, “Eastern Michigan All-Access.” The show’s goal is to highlight the university’s
athletic program and its various teams.
A roaring stadium, or what many in the football world call “The Twelfth Man,” can be the deciding factor in any close matchup.
The July 24 prognostication of Eastern Michigan University’s football team this year was quite surprising, as members of the league’s media chose EMU to finish 5th of the six Mid-American Conference West Division teams. EMU is said to fall to four teams that include Toledo, Northern Illinois, Western Michigan and Ball State, while surpassing Central Michigan.
A broken up pass from Alex Gillett to Garrett Hoskins on forth-down brought a close to the Eastern Michigan University football team’s season as it took an 18-12 loss to Northern Illinois.
Last year on Nov. 20, a game was played between the Buffalo Bulls of New York and the Eastern Michigan University Eagles. By the end of the first quarter, both teams score was zero. However, due to two 1-yard touchdowns, Eastern was in the lead with 14-7 over the Bulls.
The Eastern Michigan University football team fell 33-31 at home Saturday for the first time this season against the Cardinals of Ball State.
At noon on Nov. 5 the Eastern Michigan Eagles football team will take on Ball State Cardinals.