The Eastern Michigan Eagles (1-8 overall, 0-5 Mid-American Conference) drop their fifth home game of the year on Thursday night, losing 58-28 to the Western Michigan Broncos (5-3, 4-0 MAC). While the Eagles gave up four turnovers, the Bronco offense was rolling with Jamauri Bogan's four-score game.
What this all boils down to was one team playing really sloppy football and the other was Western Michigan. The Eagles have had a horrible year with home games allowing 38, 28, 58, 47 and now 58 points again. Led by Bogan with four, WMU had six total touchdowns on the ground. Jarvion Franklin had one in the third quarter by Jarvion Franklin to give him 28 for his career so far. Zach Terrell also had a rushing touchdown and led the team with 72 rushing yards.
Corey Davis and Daniel Braverman found themselves open a lot in this game too. Davis led with seven receptions for 105 yards, but did not record a touchdown. Neither did Braverman, but he caught five balls for 78 yards. Tight end Michael Henry had a season-high four catches and had a 64-yard touchdown catch thrown by backup quarterback Tom Flacco.
Zach Terrell, without a passing touchdown for the first time this season, was 17-for-23 with 252 yards.
The Eagles gave up four turnovers this game: two were interceptions by Brogan Roback to give him 10 for the season, the other two were lost fumbles. Roback finished 18-for-30 with 263 yards with three touchdown passes. Two were to Dusin Creel, one was a 16-yard shovel to Shaq Vann in the first quarter. Creel led the Eagles with five receptions and 82 yards.
The Broncos remain undefeated in MAC play and will face Ball State on Thursday, November 5 at 7:30 p.m. and the Eagles will wait until Saturday, November 7 to face off against the Miami RedHawks on the road.