Second-half blog: Eastern Michigan

Trent Steelman throws his second bad pitch of the second half. The play was designed to be a pitch left. Steelman picks up fumble and runs left picking up seven yards to Eastern Michigan’s 25. Malcolm Browns falls for a 3-yard gain and a first down to Eastern Michigan’s 21. Steelman gains14 yards to the 7 with 44 seconds left. Hassin scores his third touchdown of the game from seven yards out with 38 seconds left.

Play-action, Gillett completes a 10-yard TD to tight Ben Thayer, who was wide open. Eastern Michigan 27, Army 24, 2:59 left in the game. Army has two timeouts left.

Eastern Michigan has a 3rd-and-8 at Army’s 10 with 3:03 left. Senior rover Sean Westphal was down and taken out of the game. Freshman Justin Trimble replaced Westphal, who was playing for starter Steve Erzinger.

Jonathan Bulls’ punt rolls to Eastern Michigan’s 23 but Army is called for illegal motion. Bulls punts again and the ball is downed on Army’s 43 but another motion penalty is called. 10 yards is marked off and Eastern Michigan starts the drive at Army’s 33. Gillett held to no gain on 3rd-and-7 from Army’s 30. Gillett completes pass to Donald Scott, who fumbles the ball but lineman Eric Davis recovers at Army’s 22.

Illegal motion penalty stalls Army’s drive. Steelman throws behind George Jordan on 3rd-and-6 from Army’s 17. Army still leads 24-20 with 8:05 left.

Big stop for Army. Mike Gann and Josh McNary pressure Gillett who throws incomplete on 3rd-and-9 from its 47. Eastern Michigan punts with 9:30 left in the third quarter.

Haven’t seen Army junior linebacker Steve Erzinger on the field in a while. Senior Sean Westphal has been playing rover.

Army converts its eighth third down in 11 tries as Malcolm Brown gains 9 yards to Eastern Michigan 18. Three plays later, Trent Steelman throws a bad pitch behind Brown and Eastern Michigan recovers at its 26.

Army slotback Brian Cobbs takes the pitch right and is off to the races on 3rd-and-5 from Army’s 25.Cobbs gains 39 yards to Eastern Michigan’s 36. Mealy gains 13 yards but Army is called for holding moving the ball back to Eastern Michigan’s 42. Hassin carries six yards to Eastern Michigan 36 on the final play of the third quarter.

Dwayne Priest picks up 17 yards on Eastern Michigan’s first play of the second half to Eastern Michigan’s 43. Priest picks up six yards to Army’s 46 on 3rd-and-5. Gillett runs for 13 yards on second down to Army’s 33. Gillett is killing Army with his legs. He takes a snap from the shotgun and gains 23 yards to Army’s 5. Gillett keeps the ball on second down and scores on a 1-yard run. Extra-point snap is bobbled, kick no good. Army 24, Eastern Michigan 20, 2:29 left in the third quarter.

The exchange between quarterback Trent Steelman and Malcolm Brown is fumbled. Brown recovers for a loss of six. Brown runs seven yards to Eastern Michigan’s 31. Hassin barrels six yards on a 3rd-and-9 from Eastern Michigan’s 31. Alex Carlton hits a 42-yard field goal. Army 24, Eastern Michigan 14 with 9:30 left in the third quarter.

Eastern Michigan’s Caleb Goodwin fumbles kickoff and Army junior linebacker Bill Prosko recovers the ball at the Eastern Michigan 32.

Army driving on its first possession of the second half. Brian Cobbs’ first college carry goes for nine yards to Eastern Michigan’s 20. Senior slotback Pat Mealy scored from 11 yards out on the right side. Army 21, Eastern Michigan 14, 10:50 left in the third quarter.

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Post a comment

Post a Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

We reserve the right to remove any content at any time from this Community, including without limitation if it violates the Community Rules. We ask that you report content that you in good faith believe violates the above rules by clicking the Flag link next to the offending comment or fill out this form.
  • Categories

  • Archives