October 18, 2007

InFocus: EMU

Eastern Michigan at-a-Glance

2007 Record: 2-5 (1-2 MAC)
Head Coach: Jeff Genyk (11-30, 4th season at EMU)
Series: Northwestern, 1-0
Last meeting: 2006, Northwestern, 20-14

Kickoff: 7:00 p.m. Central, Ford Field, Detroit
Line: Northwestern -10
TV: ESPNU


Northwestern is coming off of two heart-stopping overtime wins and now must travel to Detroit to face Eastern Michigan, a second-division MAC team. Can you say trap game?

Eastern Michigan has had its share of struggles this year, but the Eagles are capable of pulling off the upset if Northwestern comes out flat. Last year, Northwestern slipped by the Eagles with an ugly 14-6 win at Ryan Field - although that was in the pre-C.J. Bacher days, when the offense was floundering as badly as Notre Dame's is currently. And just two weeks ago, the Eagles made some big plays to hang tough against Michigan, dropping a 33-22 decision in Ann Arbor.

WildcatReport takes a look at how Eastern Michigan matches up with Northwestern.

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