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.
Jim Harbaugh participated Tuesday in an annual walk to the graves of Bo Schembechler and Fielding Yost, and the current Wolverines coach smashed a buckeye at the grave of his former coach.
In a push for bowl eligibility, the University of California has asked the NCAA to allow its season-opening win over FCS school Grambling State to count toward the necessary six wins.
Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh smashes a buckeye at former Michigan football coach Bo Schembechler's grave. Harbaugh's father and Michigan fans joined in to honor Schembechler. Michigan plays the rival Ohio State Buckeyes on Saturday.
The 3-point stance discusses the late-season issues the nation's top receivers are having, the fitting Hornung Award finalists, and Oklahoma State.
Tennessee coach Butch Jones and Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason discuss their preparations for Week 13.
SEC Network's Greg McElroy and Jabari Greer discuss how Georgia will be able to contain Georgia Tech's offense.
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