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By Editor & Publisher Jeff Brown.
Eastern Michigan football is off to an excellent start as they trounced North Carolina Charlotte to open the 2017 football season at Rynearson Stadium "The Factory" in Ypsilanti Friday night by a score of 24-7. As far as EMU fans, the crowd was big, enthusiastic and left The Factory hungry for the next game against Rutgers.
Eastern Michigan Quarterback Brogan Roback finished the game completing 22 of 31 passes for 267 yards. EMU Senior wide receiver Sergio Baily caught 5 passes for 78 yards and teammate Antoine Porter caught 3 passes for an impressive 74 yards.
As for the EMU running game, that was equally impressive as junior running back Shaq Vann rushed for 93 yards on 23 carries and bruising back Ian Eriksen ran for two touchdowns to solidify Eastern's win.
Eastern's defense proved to be strong as defensive backs intercepted three Charlotte passes thrown by Charlotte Quarterback Hasaan Klugh. EMU's strong defense limited Klugh to only 54 passing yards on 23 attempts.
Our EMU Eagles are off to a great start as the 2017 football season began with a convincing win at home...and under brand new lights.
Next week Eastern will take on Rutgers Saturday, September 9, at High Point Solutions Stadium in New Jersey. Kick of is set for 3:30 pm.