The Falcons (6-3, 4-1 Mid-American Conference) won their fifth straight. They've allowed just 33 points and three touchdowns in those five games and haven't given up a touchdown in their last two.
Eastern Michigan (1-7, 0-4), which had gained 1,201 yards in its past two games, was held to 178 by the Falcons, who limited Massachusetts to 118 yards in a 24-0 win last week.
Jones punctuated the effort with a 23-yard touchdown return after Martin sacked Eastern Michigan's Tyler Benz.
John Pettigrew carried 24 times for 136 yards for the Falcons, who became bowl-eligible.
Despite suffering two key injuries to offensive playmakers, Illinois appeared to have a productive spring as the team adapted to Lovie Smith's system.
Seth Greenberg joins Mike & Mike to share his thoughts on the recent influx of college recruits decommitting from their schools.
With the imaginary Big 12 draft complete, our three reporters/imaginary GMs assess their teams and talk a little trash.
A season that seemed like a harbinger for great things turned out to be the high point of the Dennis Franchione, with leaner years to follow.
Two teams on good form will face off in the season-opening showdown between HBCU conferences.
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