Scores

Final

Howard 24

(0-1, 0-1 away)

E Michigan 34

(1-0, 1-0 home)

6:00 PM ET, August 31, 2013

Rynearson Stadium, Ypsilanti, MI

1 2 3 4 T
HOW 0 10 14 024
EMU 0 13 7 1434

Top Performers

Passing: T. Benz (EMU) - 210 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: B. Hill (EMU) - 28 CAR, 101 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: J. Booker (HOW) - 6 REC, 76 YDS, 1 TD

Eastern Michigan grabs a 34-24 victory over Howard

Associated Press

YPSILANTI, Mich. -- Bronson Hill scored back-to-back touchdowns and sparked a 21-point scoring run for Eastern Michigan to secure a 34-24 victory against Howard in the season opener for both teams Saturday night.

The Eagles were trailing by 11 points when Hill scored a touchdown with a minute to go in the third quarter. Hill ran for another touchdown three minutes into the fourth after an interception by Sean Kurtz set up the Eagles at the Howard 15, giving Eastern Michigan a 27-24 lead. A touchdown by Darius Jackson capped off the scoring streak. The Eagles are trying to come back from a 2-10 season.

Howard's Greg McGhee threw for one touchdown and rushed for another in the third quarter, giving the Bison their 11-point lead. McGhee finished with 160 yards passing and 93 yards rushing. William Parker had 82 yards rushing and the other Bison touchdown.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
HOW
EMU
1st Downs1822
Total Yards384380
Passing182210
Rushing202170
Penalties6-454-25
3rd Down Conversions7-155-11
4th Down Conversions0-11-1
Turnovers21
Possession27:0232:58

Passing Leaders

HowardC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
McGhee19/321825.712
Eastern MichiganC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Benz19/262108.121

Rushing Leaders

HowardCARYDSAVGTDLG
McGhee14936.6175
Parker78211.7165
Eastern MichiganCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hill281013.6211
Jackson7649.1128

Receiving Leaders

HowardRECYDSAVGTDLG
Booker67612.7132
Gidron34916.3025
Eastern MichiganRECYDSAVGTDLG
Jones45413.5028
Reed45313.3133

Scoring Summary

SECOND QUARTERHOWEMU
TD14:17Tyreese Russell 18 Yd Pass From Tyler Benz (Dylan Mulder Kick) 07
TD08:34William Parker 65 Yd Run (John Fleck Kick) 77
FG03:00John Fleck 43 Yd 107
TD00:31Demarius Reed 33 Yd Pass From Tyler Benz (Pat Blocked) 1013
THIRD QUARTERHOWEMU
TD11:21Jonathan Booker 32 Yd Pass From Greg McGhee (John Fleck Kick) 1713
TD04:20Greg McGhee 1 Yd Run (John Fleck Kick) 2413
TD01:05Bronson Hill 2 Yd Run (Dylan Mulder Kick) 2420
FOURTH QUARTERHOWEMU
TD12:31Bronson Hill 3 Yd Run (Dylan Mulder Kick) 2427
TD03:14Darius Jackson 19 Yd Run (Dylan Mulder Kick) 2434