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.
Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer explains how it felt to be carried off the field by his team after beating Virginia, what it means to keep the team's 22-season bowl streak alive and comments on his postgame locker room dance moves.
Mark May examines former Georgia coach Mark Richt's next move and how appealing the Bulldogs' coaching job is.
USC interim coach Clay Helton explains explain how he feels to overcome adversity and reach the Pac-12 championship, how his team needs to slow down Stanford RB Christian McCaffrey and if he feels he deserves the USC coaching position.
Georgia has fired coach Mark Richt, a family source tells ESPN's Mark Schlabach.Richt has been the Bulldogs coach for 15 seasons and taken Georgia to a bowl game in each of the past 14 years.
For a Georgia program that is desperate to win now, Mark May suggests that former Texas coach Mack Brown would be a great fit for the now vacant Bulldogs' coaching job.
ESPN college football analyst Mark May reacts to Mark Richt being fired at Georgia, where he had a very successful tenure, but never was able to get over the hump.