So the Eagles traveled down to Bowling Green in search of their fourth win of the season. This would be the first time since 1995 that they would start the season at four and one. This win would also make their first three game win streak since 1995 as well. As I said in the preview, if I looked at the comparisons on paper, I was thinking that Eastern Michigan would walk out with a win. Given the state of Bowling Green's defense, I was expecting a high scoring game.
Much to my surprise, the game was knotted at seven at the half. Shortly into the third quarter, Brogan Roback would take the reins from Todd Porter and finish out the game. I think Porter went out because he took a pretty nasty hit but I'm not sure. He did throw another interception in the first half but I don't think that was reason. At any rate, Todd Porter would finish 11 for 16 for 107 yards. Roback finished 9 of 13 for 91 yards and three touchdowns.
The Eastern Michigan rushing attack actually exceeded my expectations as Breck Turner and Ian Eriksen would run for a combined total of 168 yards. Turner would add the other touchdown to Eastern Michigan's total.
Another surprise was the Bowling Green offense. Averages prior to this game would indicate that they would be pretty lethargic in this game as well. After averaging around 15 points per game before, they managed to put up 25 points on Eastern Michigan. James Morgan would end up starting the game and with the exception of the time he had to sit out because he shoe fell off, he would finish it. His main target was Scott Miller but he did manage to spread the ball around for a total of 250 yards. He ended up throwing one pick but it was at at the end of the half, so there was no damage.
On the offensive side of the ball, Eastern Michigan lived up to my expectations. The defense on the other hand kind of let me down. Not only did Bowling Green get 250 yards in the air but they managed to get 213 yards on the ground behind Fred Coppet's 141 yards. I'm hoping that Eastern Michigan will make adjustments during the week as Toledo is no slouch for them.