Observations on the win over Eastern Michigan, 45-17!
Post Game Press Conference
1--Michigan converts 5 red zones for 31 points; the Eagles convert 4 red zones for 17 points. Michigan scores 14 points off 2 EMU turnovers; the Eagles score 7 points off 2 Michigan turnovers.
2-- Offense nets 448 yards in total offense, 17 first downs and was 5 of 11 in 3rd down efficiency. Forcier was only 7 of 13 for 68 yards with 2 sacks; he gets the wind knocked out of him, but returns to the game. Denard Robinson scampers for 2 TDs, but was zero for 4 passes with 2 interceptions.
3--Carlos Brown runs for 187 yards in 13 carries for 2 TDs including a 90 yarder. Robinson nets 60 yards on 3 carries. Michael Shaw comes in and adds 53 yards in 9 carries for another TD. Brandon Minor gains 21 yards in 3 carries. Michael Cox gets 31 yards in 2 carries, and Vincent Smith adds 10 yards in 2 carries. We go 380 yards in net rushing with 5 solid running backs and an elusive running quarterback, pretty impressive Martavious Odoms grabs two for 33 yards and runs a reverse for a 13 yard TD.
4--Defense responds with halftime adjustments by Greg Robinson and shuts down the Eagle offense for zero points in the second half. The Eagles manage 285 net yards, 179 on the ground in over 40 minutes of time of possession, 20 more than us. They were 9 of 21 in 3rd down conversions with 17 first downs, but only 6 in the second half while we forced 2 second half turnovers Walk-on starter Kevin Leach spells suspended Jonas Mouton with 10 tackles, Obi Ezeh contributes 9 and Stevie Brown lassoes 8. True Frosh Craig Roh gets 7 stops, a sack and an interception.
5--Olesnavage converts a 37 yard field goal. Mesko punts 4 times with 3 inside the 20. Wright did a nice job on 8 kickoffs, 1 touchback and 1 out of bounds and kickoff coverage was excellent. Mathews goes -2 in punt returns although the Eagles punt 7 times. Stonum had 3 kickoff returns for 60 yards. Brandon Smith almost blocked a punt.
6--Bring on the Hoosiers!!!
Observations on the first half with Eastern Michigan, 24-17!
1--Michigan scores on their first 4 possessions; both teams convert 3 red zones each for 17 points and the Eagles convert one Michigan turnover into 7 points.
2--Forcier was 5 of 6 for 51 yards, but ends the half with a fumble that Schilling recovers. Offense amasses 270 yards in total offense, 9 first downs and was 3 of 6 in 3rd down efficiency. Denard Robinson comes in for a series and was zero for 3 with an interception.
3--Carlos Brown runs for 163 yards in 8 carries for 2 TDs. Michael Shaw comes in and adds 33 yards in 4 carries for another TD. Brandon Minor gains 21 yards in 3 carries. Robinson carries once for 11 yards. Net rushing was 219 yards including Brown's 90 yard TD scamper.
4--Defense looks bad. We have to call 3 red zone time outs, and the Eagles answer after those time outs with 2 TDs. The Eagles dominate time of possession by 11 minutes. Dwayne Priest gains 74 yards in 19 carries for a TD, Andy Schmitt adds 29 yards in 3 carries for another TD. The Eagles gain 172 net yards including 128 on the ground. They were 5 of 10 in 3rd and 4th down conversions and 11 first downs. Schmitt was 6 of 10 for 44 yards and we could only get one sack by Roh. Obi Ezeh and Kevin Leach have 6 tackles each, but the defense really looks weak.
5--Olesnavage converts a 37 yard field goal. Mesko had a 42 yard punt right at the end of the half. Wright is doing a nice job on kickoffs, and kickoff coverage is excellent. Punt returns are the same, just catches by Mathews. Stonum has 2 kickoff returns for 47 yards.
6--Ferrara gets the start in place of Moosman and Leach starts in place of Mouton. Mike Martin gets hurt, but returns
7--Ron English has his team prepared and the Eagles are playing well, great game plan and execution. We will apparently have to outscore them because our defense can't stop them.
Press Conference for Eastern Michigan on September 14
Depth Chart for Eastern Michigan