The Eastern Michigan Eagles travel to Massachusetts to take on the Minutemen in a battle of East Vs West. The Eagles may be 2-4 overall but the are just 1-1 in the MAC just two game behind the Toledo Rockets for first place. Two games can be a lot even for this early in the conference season but if the Eagles can go on a winning streak the season finale against the Rockets could become important.
The Massachusetts Minutemen score their first MAC victory of the season last week by putting up 40 points against Kent State on the road. High point totals are not unusual for UMass. The Minutemen have score over 30 points in 5 of their 7 games this season. Unfortunately for the eagles those points are scored through the air. That will present a problem for an Eastern Michigan Eagles 123rd ranked defense.
If the Eastern Michigan Eagles secondary can hold off the UMass passing attack they have a pretty good shot at coming away with a win. The Minutemen defense is not exactly the iron curtain and could allow the Eagles to get the run game going. A strong run game will buy quarterback Rob Bolden some time and allow him to get the ball downfield against a soft UMass secondary.
Eastern Michigan University V Massachusetts Minutemen Game Information
When: October 18th
Where: Gillette Stadium
Start Time: 3:00 pm
Live Stream: ESPN3