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2019 MAC Football Week 9 Game Recap: Toledo thwarts Eastern Michigan comeback bid in OT, 37-34

Eastern Michigan snatches defeat from the jaws of victory.

Coach Creighton in another game.
Kenneth Bailey

(Author’s note: I had a family thing to attend to, otherwise I would have had pictures from the game. Although, seeing the weather, it was probably for the better.)

When the second half started, it sounded like Eastern Michigan was about to get blown out by the Rockets, as the Rockets went ahead by 21 point. Eastern Michigan managed to cut that lead to 15 after Mike Glass III ran in four a touchdown with a little over five minutes left in the third quarter.

Eastern Michigan would manage to tie the game after receiving touchdowns via Shaq Vann’s running game. Toledo would start the ensuing possession. Bryant Koback would rush for 6 yards and it was sounding like Toledo would mount the comeback. In the next play, Noski LaFleur would force Shakif Seymour fumble which got pounced on by Eastern Michigan’s Woo Scott.

Eastern Michigan started the next possession with over 2 minutes on the clock and the full compliment of time outs. More importantly, they were starting this drive on the Toledo 24 yard line. The first play resulted in Shaq Vann gaining one yard. That play was followed by another Shaq Vann run which netted another three yards. Mike Glass III would run for another four yards putting the ball on the 16 yard line. This set up the moment for Chad Ryland to be the hero. He kicked the ball and it sailed to the right of the goal post. Toledo did not do anything in their following drive, setting up another overtime.

Eastern Michigan settled for a field goal and Eli Peters would find Drew Rosi for the 15 yard strike and victory.

I will give Eastern Michigan many props for staying in the game but a close loss is still a loss.

Anyway, Mike Glass III was 21 for 37 for 286 yards with one touchdown. Shaq Vann would get over 100 yards and two touchdowns. On the Toledo side of the ball, Eli Peters was 9 for 18 for 138 yards and two touchdowns. Bryant Koback would rush for 259 yards and two touchdowns.

Eastern Michigan will host the Buffalo Bills at home next weekend. Toledo will host Kent State for Tuesday Night MACtion on November 5th.