September 29, 2018
YPSILANTI, Mich. (EMUEagles.com) — The Eastern Michigan University football team was bested in triple overtime by Northern Illinois University, 26-23, Saturday, Sept. 29, in Mid-American Conference action at Rynearson Stadium. After tallying a field goal in their third OT attempt, the Eagles were unable to stop the Huskies, who punched in a one-yard run to seal the victory.
In true #MACtion, the meeting on the gridiron went into overtime for the third-straight matchup between the Huskies and Eagles. Each team marked scores in the first overtime period, but as the Huskies took the ball on their second series, Jaylen Pickett(Zephryhills, Fla.-Zephyrhills) forced a fumble and Kevin McGill(Waldolf, Md.-Westlake) recovered to set up an EMU possession. Unfortunately, Chad Ryland (Lebanon, Pa.- Cedar Crest)'s field goal attempt sailed wide, pushing EMU into triple overtime for the first time since 2004.
September 23, 2018
SAN DIEGO, Calif. (EMUEagles.com) -- Despite an early deficit, the Eastern Michigan University football team clawed all the way back to take a 20-17 edge over San Diego State University. However, a turnover and a 38-yard field goal proved the difference in overtime, as the Eagles dropped the non-conference affair, 23-20, Saturday, Sept. 22, at SDCCU Stadium.
Down two scores in the second, junior quarterback Mike Glass III (St. Louis, Mo.- Hazlewood Central) led the comeback effort with a two-yard touchdown rush before the half to make it 17-10. Following the break, Glass III connected with junior wide receiver Arthur Jackson III (Oakland, Calif.-Wood) for a 37-yard strike to knot the game at 17-all with 8:15 still to play in the third.
EMU would eventually take the lead for the first time with 3:18 to play on a 24-yard field goal, but the Aztecs used a 50-yard field goal to force overtime.
September 8, 2018
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (EMUEagles.com) - Freshman Chad Ryland (Lebanon, Pa.-Cedar Crest) drilled a 24-yard field goal as time expired to give the Eastern Michigan University football team a 20-19 win over Purdue University Saturday, Sept. 8, at Ross-Ade Stadium. With the win, EMU secured its second victory over a 'Power 5' opponent in program history.
The win moved the Eagles to 2-0 on the season, and is just the third time they have won back-to-back games to open the season in the past 20 years.
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August 31, 2018
YPSILANTI, Mich. (EMUEagles.com) -- A sound offensive performance coupled with a stingy defense effort from the Eastern Michigan University football team powered the Eagles (1-0) to a season-opening 51-17 victory over Monmouth University Friday night, Aug. 31, at "The Factory" inside Rynearson Stadium. The victory marked the third consecutive season the Eagles tasted victory in their season opener, while it marked the squad's fourth-most points in a home debut.
As a team, Eastern ran away with the win behind a balanced offensive attack featuring 302 passing yards, along with 171 rushing yards. In total, the Eagles racked up 473 yards of offense, posting a perfect 7-for-7 mark in the red zone. Sporting "The Deuce" (No. 2) jersey for the first time in 2018, senior Blake Banham(St. Paul, Minn.-Cretin-Durham Hall), led the team's receiving attack, finishing with 103 yards on eight receptions. Starting quarterback Tyler Wiegers (Lake Orion, Mich.-Detroit Country Day) ended his first Eastern start 18-for-21, throwing for 238 yards and two touchdowns, while Mike Glass III (St. Louis, Mo.- Hazelwood Central) threw for 30 yards and scored his own TD on a quarterback keeper. Freshman quarterback Jarius Grissom (Dearborn Heights, Mich.- River Rogue) followed Glass' lead and made his mark on "The Factory" with a 20-yard rushing touchdown.