Howard at Eastern Michigan

Eastern Michigan grabs a 34-24 victory over Howard


YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) 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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Scoring Summary
EMICHTyreese Russell 18 yd pass from Tyler Benz (Dylan Mulder kick)
HOWWilliam Parker 65 yd run (John Fleck kick)
HOWJohn Fleck 43 yd FG
EMICHDemarius Reed 33 yd pass from Tyler Benz (blocked XP)
HOWJonathan Booker 32 yd pass from Greg McGhee (John Fleck kick)
HOWGreg McGhee 1 yd run (John Fleck kick)
EMICHBronson Hill 2 yd run (Dylan Mulder kick)
EMICHBronson Hill 3 yd run (Dylan Mulder kick)
EMICHDarius Jackson 19 yd run (Dylan Mulder kick)
Team Stats
First Downs1822
Third Down Efficiency7-155-11
Fourth Down Efficiency0-11-1
Plays-Net Yards67-38468-380
Passing Yds182210
Kick Return Yds10082
Punt Return Yds09
Time of Poss.27:232:58
Individual Stats
HOW: Greg McGhee 14-93, William Parker 7-82, Aquanius Freeman 11-29, Anthony Philyaw 2--1, Team 1--1
EMICH: Bronson Hill 28-101, Darius Jackson 7-64, Tyler Benz 4-6, Ryan Brumfield 1-3, Team 2--4
HOW: Greg McGhee 19-32-182-2
EMICH: Tyler Benz 19-26-210-1
HOW: Jonathan Booker 6-76, Brandon Flanagan 4-13, Clayton Gidron 3-49, Stewart Hartman 3-35, Matthew Colvin 2-7, Aquanius Freeman 1-2
EMICH: Jay Jones 4-54, Demarius Reed 4-53, Dustin Creel 4-43, Tyreese Russell 2-28, Javonti Greene 2-15, Darius Jackson 2-12, Quincy Jones 1-5

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