The Eagles went down to Kentucky, they were looking for a game to steal. They were in a bind because they were behind. At the end of the first quarter, they found themselves down by 14 points and they never managed to catch up. The Eagles fall to 1 and 1 on the season.
The game started like many of these games do. Both teams exchanged punts however Kentucky managed to score on their second drive. Eastern Michigan only managed 17 yards after that drive and were forced to punt again. With a scoring drive capped by a 32 yard run by Kavosiey Smoke, Kentucky never looked back. When the clock finally struck zero, the Eagles would lose to the Wildcats with a score of 38 to 17.
The Eastern Michigan passing attack under Mike Glass III looked impressive by gaining 337 yards by completing 34 of 53 attempts. He threw for two touchdowns but throw two picks. His favorite passing target was was Arthur Jackson with 58 yards. The only thing I can say about the Eastern Michigan rushing attack is that it was all but non-existent. Mike Glass led that attack with 35 net yards. He was following by Shaq Vann with 9 yards. Eastern Michigan didn’t lose any balls to fumbles.
The Kentucky passing attack was led by Terry Wilson with 114 yards with no interceptions. Kentucky did not need a passing attack as they were able to gain 239 yards on the ground. That attack was led by Kavosiey Smoke with 92 net yards.
On defense, Eastern Michigan got one fumble and no interceptions. They recorded 2 sacks and only 4 tackles for loss.
Eastern Michigan will look to regroup as they continue their road trip as they head to Urbana-Champaign to face the Fighting Illini next week.