2007 Eastern Michigan Eagles football team

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2007 Eastern Michigan Eagles football
Eastern Michigan Eagles logo.svg
Conference Mid-American Conference
Division West
2007 record 4–8 (3–4 MAC)
Head coach Jeff Genyk (4th season)
Home stadium Rynearson Stadium
(Capacity: 30,200)
Seasons
← 2006
2008 →
2007 Mid-American Conference football standings
Div     Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L         W   L  
East Division
Miami xy   4 2         5 2         6 7  
Bowling Green x   4 2         6 2         8 5  
Buffalo x   4 2         5 3         5 7  
Ohio   3 3         4 4         6 6  
Temple   3 3         4 4         4 8  
Akron   2 4         3 5         4 8  
Kent State   1 5         1 7         3 9  
West Division
Central Michigan xy$   4 1         6 1         8 6  
Ball State x   4 1         5 2         7 6  
Eastern Michigan   3 2         3 4         4 8  
Western Michigan   2 3         3 4         5 7  
Toledo   2 3         3 5         5 7  
Northern Illinois   0 5         1 6         2 10  
Championship: Central Michigan 35, Miami 10
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • Due to an unbalanced conference schedule, the team with best division record within each division was awarded that division's championship game berth.
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2007 Eastern Michigan Eagles football team represented Eastern Michigan University during the 2007 NCAA Division I FBS football season. Eastern Michigan competed as a member of the Mid-American Conference (MAC) West Division, the team was coached by Jeff Genyk and played their homes game in Rynearson Stadium. The Eagles finished the season 4-8, tied with the 2004 and 2005 seasons for the most wins in Genyk's career.[1]

Recruiting[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 1 6:00 PM at Pittsburgh* Heinz FieldPittsburgh, PA L 3–27   36,183
September 8 12:00 PM Ball State Rynearson StadiumYpsilanti, MI CL L 16–38   5,794
September 15 12:00 PM at Northern Illinois Huskie StadiumDeKalb, IL W 21–19   20,012
September 22 3:30 PM Howard* Rynearson Stadium • Ypsilanti, MI W 38–15   10,141
September 29 7:00 PM at Vanderbilt* Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, TN L 7–30   37,220
October 6 12:00 PM at Michigan* Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI BTN L 22–33   108,415
October 13 12:00 PM at Ohio Peden StadiumAthens, OH L 42–48   17,031
October 19 7:00 PM Northwestern* Ford FieldDetroit, MI ESPNU L 14–26   10,000
October 27 3:30 PM Western Michigan Rynearson Stadium • Ypsilanti, MI (Michigan MAC Trophy) CL W 19–2   7,002
November 3 7:00 PM at Toledo Glass BowlToledo, OH L 28–52   17,270
November 9 7:30 PM Bowling Green Rynearson Stadium • Ypsilanti, MI L 32–39   4,304
November 16 7:00 PM at Central Michigan Kelly/Shorts StadiumMount Pleasant, MI (rivalry) W 48–45   15,822
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

Roster[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Name Position Year at school
Jeff Genyk Head Coach 4th

Game summaries[edit]

Pittsburgh[edit]

Eastern Michigan playing at Pittsburgh.

Ball State[edit]

Northern Illinois[edit]

After falling behind 13-0, the Eagles came back, and won 21-19 by blocking a Northern Illinois field goal attempt at the end of the game.

Howard[edit]

Vanderbilt[edit]

Michigan[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Eastern Michigan 3 5 6 8 22
Michigan 10 6 17 0 33

The Eagles registered their best showing ever against the Michigan Wolverines; in this 33-22 loss, EMU largely stifled Michigan's all-time leading quarterback, Chad Henne, and returned a blocked kick for a touchdown.

Ohio[edit]

Northwestern[edit]

Western Michigan[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Broncos 2 0 0 0 2
Eagles 0 3 6 10 19

This game was the first of three games that would determine the 2007 Michigan MAC Trophy winner (Central Michigan vs. WMU November 17 and CMU vs. EMU November 17). Prior to this game, Western led the all-time series 26-14-2 and had not lost in Rynearson Stadium since 1991 (7 wins).

Only a first quarter safety kept the Eagles from registering their first shutout since 1997.

Recap | Boxscore | WMU pregame notes

Toledo[edit]

Bowling Green[edit]

Central Michigan[edit]

This was the final game in determining the 2007 Michigan MAC Trophy winner, with their win in this game, the Eagles captured the trophy for the first time.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jeff Genyk Records By Year". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved September 7, 2010. 
  2. ^ "CMU/WMU Rivalry Trophy to Debut Saturday". Scout.com. October 15, 2008. Retrieved September 7, 2010. Sponsored by the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame, the Michigan MAC Trophy is presented annually to the team with the best round-robin record between Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan and Western Michigan. Eastern Michigan won the trophy in 2007.