Eastern Michigan 27, Wyoming 24. Here’s what matters about the Eagle win.
Eastern Michigan 27, Wyoming 24
It all worked out as Eastern Michigan had its night in all phases.
It’s not only the first 3-1 start since 1995, but the peaceful protest at the end got the point across, CBS Sports Network stuck with it at the end and didn’t bail, and yeah, the football program did something strong on the field, too.
Don’t just blow out that it was Wyoming. Eastern Michigan isn’t used to beating anyone on a regular basis, much less a Cowboy team that managed to beat Northern Illinois to start the season.
Ian Eriksen ran for 120 yards and a score – and the O came up with 500 total yards – to help overcome a disastrous four-pick day from QB Todd Porter. The EMU quarterback ran well, threw for 214 yards, and then Brogan Roback settled things down – now the Eagles have options.
The defense stuffed UW star RB Brian Hill for 82 yards and got pressure on QB Josh Allen when it absolutely had to late, and now it’s time to look at EMU a little differently.
The other directional Michigan schools might be doing big things, but considering where it came from and how hard the struggle has been, the Eagles have been special, too.
Okay, okay, okay, so Mississippi Valley State, Charlotte and Wyoming isn’t murderers’ row, but EMU is 3-1. It’s not going to apologize for anything.
What Does This All REALLY Mean?
Can the Eagles keep it all going? Bowling Green is struggling – a win over the defending MAC champs wouldn’t be crazy. It’s going to be a tough run of tough MAC games for a while, but there might be just enough winnable games with the way the team is playing to – yup – think about a bowl game.