The 22nd meeting between Eastern Michigan and Miami will feature two teams desperate for a MAC win to build some momentum off of as they head into next season. The RedHawks have lost eight straight games, which has tested their inexperienced roster as 62 of their 110 players are freshmen. Meanwhile, the Eagles have lost their last six despite averaging over 400 yards per game on offense. The 'Hawks lead the series 17-4 as well as 8-2 at home against EMU, with the Eagles' last win in the series coming in 1993.
Quick Game Info
Game Time, Date: 2:30 p.m. EST, November 7, 2015.
Location: Yager Stadium in Oxford, Ohio.
TV: Not available on TV.
Online Streaming: ESPN3.
Players to Watch
Sam Martin (WR, Miami): Despite the disappointing season, Martin has been a go-to guy for the offense as he is the team leader in catches (26), receiving yards (508), targets (51), and target rate (19.9%). The receiving corps for Miami might be able to make some hay in the MAC as they are tied for third-to-last in the conference in passing touchdowns allowed with 17.
Brison Burris (S, Miami): Named the MAC East Defensive Player of the Week after his seven tackles and a 76-yard interception return, Burris has been a bright spot on defense after missing all of 2014 with his 66 tackles (second on the team) and a forced fumble. The safety will have to make some plays in the running game this week with the Eagles rushing for over 180 yards per game this season.
Darius Jackson (RB, EMU): Jackson has had a stellar season for Eastern Michigan as he leads the MAC with 894 rushing yards and is two touchdowns away from tying the school record of 15 scores in a single season. He could very well break that record Saturday against a Miami defense that has given up 21 rushing touchdowns and over 180 rushing yards per game this season.
Great Ibe (LB, EMU): The nation's fifth leading tackler with 90 tackles despite missing a game this season, Ibe leads a defense that looks to make some plays on Saturday as Miami is -12 in turnover margin this season. However, the Eagles are dead last in the MAC with seven takeaways in 2015, so these teams look to be evenly matchd heading into Saturday.