Preview 2018: Eastern Michigan Eagles. So Close, But ...

Preview 2018: Eastern Michigan Eagles. So Close, But ...

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Preview 2018: Eastern Michigan Eagles. So Close, But ...


What You Need To Know About The Eastern Michigan Offense

– The addition of Iowa grad transfer Tyler Wiegers is a big help. Otherwise, it might have been a slight problem at quarterback without Brogan Roback around anymore. Wiegers has the size, the arm, and the talent to do more with a passing game that wasn’t bad, averaging 257 yards per game, but …

– The EMU receiving corps loses all-star Sergio Bailey, and four of the top five targets are gone. Matthew Sexton is back after catching 26 passes for 357 yards and two scores, but the team needs new receivers for Wiegers to throw to.

– The O line should be among the best in the MAC. The running game needs to be far better, but four great starters return up front to pave the way for Ian Eriksen and company. Jimmy Leatitota will be everyone’s All-MAC guard.

Biggest Key To The Eastern Michigan Offense

The ground game has to be far more consistent. EMU was miserable on third downs, and that’s partly because the team couldn’t grind the ball and come up with enough manageable third down opportunities.

The Eagles didn’t hit 200 rushing yards until November, and finished the season with just 1,555 yards and 14 scores with nine of those touchdowns coming in the last four games.

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