After a 27-24 win over the Wyoming Cowboys on Sept. 23, the Eastern Michigan’s men’s football team advanced to a 3-1 season record. This will mark Eastern’s best opening season record since 1995.
This Saturday, the Eagles will travel down to Ohio to face
the Bowling Green Falcons for the opening of the MAC Slate.
Periodically facing each other, EMU and BGSU marked up a total of 37 games competing against one another since 1919, as Eastern tails behind 11-25-1 in their series of match ups. The Eagles fell short to the Falcons, 58-7, during their last match up in 2013. EMU’s last win against BGSU was during the 2008 season, with a 24-21 win.
This season, the Eagles defense has excelled as the team has crushed their opponents to less than 200-yard rushes in each game, forced 10 fumbles this season, and has recovered seven of them.
As for their offense, Eastern has been marked this season as one of nine teams nationwide that has not lost any fumbles and hit a season high of 500 yards against Wyoming on Sept. 23.
On the contrary, BGSU’s offense has hit an all time high of 433 yards in 93 plays against Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders but defensively the falcons has struggled this season.
If the Eagles want to pull out another win this season against the Falcons, they must continue to dominate both ends of the field. Offensively, they must maintain control of the field.
On Saturday, Oct.
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