Nathan Rourke found freshman Cameron Odom from 7 yards out in the second overtime to lift Ohio over Eastern Michigan 27-20 in a Mid-American Conference opener on Saturday.
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It appeared the Eagles' first win against a Power 5 was about to elude them in the closing minutes at Rutgers on Saturday. But Brody Hoying wouldn't let that happen.
Paulie Fricano kicked a go-ahead 24-yard field goal early in the fourth quarter and Eastern Michigan made two late defensive stands in posting its biggest regular-season victory with a 16-13 decision over Rutgers Saturday.
Brogan Roback passed for 267 yards, Ian Eriksen ran for two touchdowns and Eastern Michigan opened the season with a 24-7 win over Charlotte on Friday night.
Eastern Michigan football coach Chris Creighton has agreed to a contract extension through 2022.
Eastern Michigan has named Erin Kido its interim athletic director.
Eastern Michigan announced Monday that Christian Spears will take over as the interim athletic director after Heather Lyke left to take the AD job at Pittsburgh earlier this month.
MAC still searching for first bowl win
No. 15 Western Michigan can give the MAC its only win of the bowl season in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic against No. 8 Wisconsin on Monday (1 p.m. ET on ESPN/WatchESPN).
David Washington threw three touchdown passes and offensive MVP Ray Lawry rushed for 133 yards as Old Dominion held off Eastern Michigan.
Why play in a bowl game that's not part of the College Football Playoff? For plenty of players and coaches, one more chance to play, one more chance to win, is more than enough reason.
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Fresno State is hiring Eastern Michigan offensive coordinator Kalen DeBoer to the same position, a source said. DeBoer spent three seasons as the Eagles' OC. EMU offensive line coach Ryan Grubb also is joining the Fresno State staff, as first reported by FootballScoop.com.
David Washington threw three touchdowns passes, Ray Lawry ran for 133 yards and Old Dominion beat Eastern Michigan 24-20 on Friday in the Bahamas Bowl.
Old Dominion celebrates first bowl win
ODU takes the final knee and celebrates a 24-20 win over Eastern Michigan in the Popeyes Bahamas Bowl by drenching head coach Bobby Wilder as the clock ticks down.