Benz had scoring throws of 5 yards to Donald Scott and 8 yards to Alex Gillett while completing 13 of 21 passes for 137 yards for the Eagles (2-9, 1-6 Mid-American). Dominique Sherrer also scored on a 3-yard run.
Western Michigan (4-8, 2-6) had more offensive yards than Eastern -- 443 to 369 -- but settled for Andrew Haldeman field goals on its three second-half scoring drives. Alex Carder was 29 for 50 passing for 328 yards and TD passes of 1 yard to Blake Hammond and 25 to Justin Collins, who had nine catches for 101 yards.
The Broncos were playing their final game of the season. Eastern Michigan wraps up next week against Northern Illinois.
Baylor has released five signees from its 17th-ranked recruiting class, including J.P. Urquidez, Kameron Martin and Donovan Duvernay. Sources said the others are Patrick Hudson and Parrish Cobb.
ESPN's Jared Shanker and Matt Fortuna join The Paul Finebaum Show to break down the Week One showdown between Ole Miss and Florida State.
Gary Shelton of the Saint Peters Blog joins The Paul Finebaum Show to discuss the renewed energy of Florida football programs.
ESPN's Chris Fallica joins The Paul Finebaum Show to preview the opening weekend of the college football season.
Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh says young players at his camps this summer have him convinced that football has a bright future.
GameDay 100: During the Chick-fil-A Bowl in 2013, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel manages to stay on his feet, scrambling to buy time to complete the touchdown against Duke.