Eastern Michigan @ Central Michigan
Current Record: Eastern Michigan 7-4; Central Michigan 7-4
What to know
The Eastern Michigan Eagles have enjoyed comfort at home their last two games, but now they have to hit the road. EMU and Central Michigan Chippewas will go head-to-head in the US mid-game battle at noon ET on Friday at Kelly/Shorts Stadium. These two teams enter the game bolstered by victories in their previous matches.
The Eagles can thank their lucky stars for their win over the Western Michigan Broncos last week. The final score was 22-21 full of rigors. Among the EMU fee leaders is RB Jawon Hamilton, who picked up 181 yards from the ground on the 21st. Hamilton’s performance made up for a slower contest with the Ohio Bobcats two weeks ago.
Most of the team’s points come from special teams, contributing 16. CZK Chad Ryland delivered a perfect 5 eats 5 game.
Meanwhile, CMU overcame the Ball State Cardinals with points empty last Wednesday, with a score of 37-17. The team accumulated 28 points in the first half and built on those points to win. RB Lew Nichols III became a supernova for CMU as he dashed away on three TDs and 219 yards on 32 executions. Nichols III put himself in the spotlight with a 66-yard TD scramble in the second half.
EMU is expected to lose this next point at 8.5. However, those who prefer to bet on the underdog should be delighted to know that they are leading 2-0 when expected to lose.
The win took the Eagles to 7-4 and the Chippewas to 7-4. Two defensive stats to watch out for: EMU is facing competition with the 222nd rush of touches allowed nationally, having given up 23 for the season. CMU have experienced some struggles of their own as they are 206th worst nationally in passing allowable touchdowns, with 20 in the season. Maybe one of these Achilles heels will get in the way of the losing team.
How to watch
- When: Friday at 12 p.m. ET
- Where: Kelly / Shorts Stadium – Mount Pleasant, Michigan
- TV: ESPN University
- Streaming online: fuboTV (Free trial. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Monitor: CBS Sports App
Chippewas is the most favorite opponent with 8.5 points against the Eagles, according to the latest information college football odds.
Top / Bottom: -109
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Central Michigan have won 4 of their last 6 games against Eastern Michigan.
- November 27, 2020 – Central Michigan 31 vs. 23 Eastern Michigan
- October 5, 2019 – Central Michigan 42 vs Eastern Michigan 16
- November 3, 2018 – Eastern Michigan 17 vs Central Michigan 7
- November 8, 2017 – Central Michigan 42 vs Eastern Michigan 30
- November 22, 2016 – Eastern Michigan 26 vs Central Michigan 21
- November 27, 2015 – Central Michigan 35 vs Eastern Michigan 28