The Penn State Nittany Lions struggled offensively at times under freshman quarterback Christen Hackenberg but the Eagles failed to fully take advantage of the Penn States miscues and as a result lost in Happy Valley 45-7.
The only points of the game for Eastern Michigan came in the first quarter when Hunter Matt returned a mishandled snap by Christian Hackenberg for a touchdown. That score, made it a close game going into the half with EMU down by only 10 points, 17-7. In the second half the Penn Stat offense found their rhythm and scored 28 unanswered points on their way to their second victory.
Despite being able to move the ball in the first quarter, Eagles quarterback Tyler Benz had trouble getting the offense going. The offense only managed to gain 183 total yards and failed to score any points. After scoring 2 touchdowns and gaining over 100 yards last week Eagles running back Bronson Hill rushed for only 38 yards.
|TD||04:01||Hunter Matt 11 Yd Fumble Return (Dylan Mulder Kick)||7||0|
|TD||01:41||Zach Zwinak 2 Yd Run (Sam Ficken Kick)||7||7|
|TD||14:08||Bill Belton 5 Yd Run (Sam Ficken Kick)||7||14|
|FG||00:17||Sam Ficken 39 Yd||7||17|
|TD||02:09||Zach Zwinak 7 Yd Run (Sam Ficken Kick)||7||24|
|TD||12:25||Allen Robinson 45 Yd Pass From Christian Hackenberg (Sam Ficken Kick)||7||31|
|TD||09:47||Bill Belton 51 Yd Run (Sam Ficken Kick)||7||38|
|TD||04:26||Akeel Lynch 18 Yd Run (Sam Ficken Kick)||7||45|
The schedule doesn’t get any easier for Eastern as they take on the Rutgers next week in New Jersey. Keep checking with Detroit Jock City for all the latest news and views about the Eastern Michigan Eagles.