Ypsilanti, MI (WKZO) –For the first time since 2007, the Broncos have lost to the Eastern Michigan Eagles, falling 14-10 at Rynearson Stadium.
Last week against the Northern Illinois Huskies it was the defense that struggled allowing 51 points. This week it was the Broncos offense that could get it going, tying a season low 10 points scored.
Alex Carder, who turned 22 today, was 24 for 34 for only 181 and for the only 2nd time since becoming the starting quarterback for the Broncos failed to pass for a touchdown.
Tevin Drake scored the lone touchdown for the Broncos, a 46 yard run in the 3rd quarter giving the Broncos their only lead of the day at 10-7.
However, the Eagles came back and scored a 50 yard touchdown in the 4th quarter from Javonti Greene, putting them up for good 14-10.
GAME NOTES: The loss drops the Broncos to 4-4, 2-2 in the MAC and the Eagles improve to 5-3, 3-1 in the MAC…The win gives Eastern Michigan the Michigan MAC Trophy, for the first time since 2008...Jordan White had 7 receptions for 70 yards and Chleb Ravenell had 6 receptions for 70 yards as well…Johnnie Simon led the Broncos in tackles with 11 and Demetrius Pettway and Mitch Zajac each had 10 tackles. Pettway also had a forced fumble for the Broncos… The Eagles outgained the Broncos 349 to 329…Dominique Sherrer lead the Eagles in rushing with 86 yards…EMU quarterback Alex Gillett attempted only 9 passes, completing 6 for 144 yards and touchdown pass…John Potter went 1 for 2 at field goals, with his make coming from 37 yards out…The attendance for the game was announced at 6770. This was EMU’s homecoming…Next week the Broncos return to Waldo Stadium take on the Ball State Cardinals at 2pm.