2018 Eastern Michigan Eagles football team

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2018 Eastern Michigan Eagles football
Eastern Michigan Eagles logo.svg
Conference Mid-American Conference
Division West Division
2018 record 2–0 (0–0 MAC)
Head coach Chris Creighton (5th season)
Offensive coordinator Aaron Keen (2nd as OC; 5th overall season)
Defensive coordinator Neal Neathery (3rd season)
Home stadium Rynearson Stadium
(Capacity: 30,200)
Seasons
← 2017
2019 →
2018 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
Buffalo   0 0         2 0  
Akron   0 0         1 0  
Ohio   0 0         1 0  
Kent State   0 0         1 1  
Bowling Green   0 0         0 2  
Miami   0 0         0 2  
West Division
Eastern Michigan   0 0         2 0  
Toledo   0 0         1 0  
Ball State   0 0         1 1  
Central Michigan   0 0         0 2  
Northern Illinois   0 0         0 2  
Western Michigan   0 0         0 2  
Championship: November 30, 2018
As of September 10, 2018; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2018 Eastern Michigan Eagles football team represents Eastern Michigan University in the 2018 NCAA Division I FBS football season. They are led by fifth-year head coach Chris Creighton and play their home games at Rynearson Stadium in Ypsilanti, Michigan as members of the West Division of the Mid-American Conference.

Previous season[edit]

The Eagles finished the 2017 season 5–7, 3–5 in MAC play to finish in fifth place in the West Division.

Preseason[edit]

Award watch lists[edit]

Listed in the order that they were released

Award Player Position Year
Rimington Trophy[1] Dakota Tallman C SR
Chuck Bednarik Award[2] Maxx Crosby DE JR
Doak Walker Award[3] Ian Eriksen RB SR
Bronko Nagurski Trophy[4] Maxx Crosby DE JR
Outland Trophy[5] Jimmy Leatiota OL SR
Wuerffel Trophy[6] Jeremy Hickey OL SR
Ted Hendricks Award[7] Maxx Crosby DE JR

Preseason media poll[edit]

The MAC released their preseason media poll on July 24, 2018, with the Eagles predicted to finish in fourth place in the West Division.[8]

West Division
Predicted finish Team Votes (1st place)
1 Northern Illinois 133 (15)
2 Toledo 125 (7)
3 Western Michigan 87 (1)
4 Eastern Michigan 67
5 Central Michigan 58 (1)
6 Ball State 34

Schedule[edit]

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 316:30 p.m.Monmouth*ESPN+W 51–1714,357
September 812:00 p.m.at Purdue*BTNW 20–1947,661
September 156:00 p.m.at BuffaloESPN+
September 2210:30 p.m.at San Diego State*CBSSN
September 296:00 p.m.Northern Illinois
  • Rynearson Stadium
  • Ypsilanti, MI
ESPN+
October 6at Western Michigan
October 13Toledo
  • Rynearson Stadium
  • Ypsilanti, MI
October 203:00 p.m.at Ball StateESPN+
October 27Army*
  • Rynearson Stadium
  • Ypsilanti, MI
November 3Central Michigan
  • Rynearson Stadium
  • Ypsilanti, MI (Michigan MAC Trophy/rivalry)
November 10Akron
  • Rynearson Stadium
  • Ypsilanti, MI
November 23at Kent State
  • *Non-conference game
  • #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

[9]

Game summaries[edit]

Monmouth[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Hawks 0 3 7 7 17
Eagles 13 17 14 7 51
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

at Purdue[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 7 3 0 10 20
Boilermakers 6 6 0 7 19
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–2 2012 PUR, 54–16

at Buffalo[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 0
Bulls 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
6–1 2014 EMU, 37–27

at San Diego State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 0
Aztecs 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

Northern Illinois[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Huskies 0
Eagles 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
14–32–2 2017 NIU, 30–27

at Western Michigan[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 0
Broncos 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
18–33–2 2014 WMU, 20–17

Toledo[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Rockets 0
Eagles 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
11–34 2017 TOL, 20–15

at Ball State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 0
Cardinals 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
23–34–2 2017 EMU, 56–14

Army[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Black Knights 0
Eagles 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–7 2017 ARMY, 28–27

Central Michigan[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Chippewas 0
Eagles 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
29–60–6 2017 CMU, 42–30

Akron[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Zips 0
Eagles 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
12–19 2015 AKR, 47–21

at Kent State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 0
Golden Flashes 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
13–17 2012 KENT, 41–14

Roster[edit]

2018 Eastern Michigan Eagles football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 3 Aaron Jackson Redshirt.svg Sr
RB 5 Shaq Vann Redshirt.svg Sr
QB 7 Isaac Stiebeling So
WR 8 Line Latu Jr
QB 9 Mike Glass III Redshirt.svg Jr
QB 10 Preston Hutchinson Redshirt.svg Fr
WR 11 Isaac Holder Redshirt.svg Jr
QB 12 Tyler Wiegers Redshirt.svg Sr
WR 14 Carl Swopes Fr
WR 15 Greg Jean Redshirt.svg Fr
WR 16 Lemar Harris Redshirt.svg Sr
WR 18 Keyan Marshall Redshirt.svg So
QB 19 Jarius Grissom Fr
RB 20 Blake Banham (C) Redshirt.svg Sr
RB 22 Karmi Mackey Fr
WR 23 Kevin Bradley Fr
WR 24 Tanner Knue Fr
RB 25 Ian Erikson Redshirt.svg Sr
RB 26 Willie Parker Redshirt.svg So
RB 27 Marc Hairston Fr
RB 30 Bo Bell Redshirt.svg Fr
RB 33 Breck Turner Redshirt.svg Jr
RB 38 Dez Horne Redshirt.svg Fr
WR 40 Eddie Daugherty Sr
FB 43 Tyler Lyle Redshirt.svg So
WR 44 Hassan Beydoun Fr
FB 45 Ashton Clemons Redshirt.svg Jr
OL 50 Sam Dervil Sr
OL 54 Ka'John Armstrong Redshirt.svg Sr
OL 56 Jimmy Leatiota Sr
OL 57 Michael Smith Redshirt.svg So
OL 60 Mike Van Hoeven Redshirt.svg So
OL 62 Sidy Sow Redshirt.svg Fr
OL 64 Thomas Major III Redshirt.svg Jr
OL 65 Lucas Tesznar Fr
OL 67 Jeremy Hickey Redshirt.svg Sr
OL 68 Alex Howie Fr
OL 69 Jake Donnellon Redshirt.svg So
OL 70 Samari Saddler Fr
OL 71 Marcellus Johnson Fr
OL 74 Steve Nielsen Jr
OL 75 Yannik Rohrschneider Redshirt.svg Fr
OL 76 Jim Gregory So
OL 77 Brian Dooley Fr
OL 78 Dakota Tallman Redshirt.svg Sr
WR 80 Dylan Drummond Fr
WR 81 Quian Williams Redshirt.svg Fr
TE 82 Gunnar Oakes Redshirt.svg Fr
TE 83 Tre'Shawn Fields Redshirt.svg Jr
WR 84 Logan Giordano Fr
TE 85 Thomas Odukoya Jr
WR 86 Michael Thompson Jr
WR 87 Mathew Sexton Jr
TE 88 Bryce Hemp Redshirt.svg Jr
WR 89 Arthur Jackson III Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DB 1 Jalen Phelps Jr
DB 3 Vince Calhoun Jr
DB 4 Kevin McGill Jr
LB 6 Jaylen Pickett Sr
DB 7 Ikie Calderon Sr
DB 9 Carthell Flowers Redshirt.svg Fr
LB 10 Kobie Beltram Jr
DB 12 Jeff Hubbard So
DB 13 Justin Moody Sr
DB 14 Ross Williams Redshirt.svg Sr
DB 17 Robert Daniel Fr
DB 21 Jordan Porter Redshirt.svg So
DB 23 Blake Bogan Redshirt.svg Fr
DB 24 Brody Hoying Redshirt.svg Jr
DB 28 Isaiah Watson Fr
DB 29 Timarcus Simpson Fr
DB 30 Rich Jones Redshirt.svg So
DB 31 Otis Jackson III Fr
LB 32 Terry Myrick So
LB 34 Konrad Dixon Redshirt.svg Fr
DB 35 Freddie McGee III Redshirt.svg So
DB 36 E. J. Williams Redshirt.svg Fr
DB 37 Kymani Brown So
DB 38 Joey Hiser Redshirt.svg Fr
DB 39 Jerodd Vinces Fr
DB 41 Russ Vaden IV Redshirt.svg Fr
LB 42 Tyrone Neal Jr
LB 48 Matthew Buschman Fr
LB 49 Desean Boyd Redshirt.svg Fr
LB 51 Kyle Rachwal Redshirt.svg Sr
DL 52 Desmond Kelly Jr
DL 55 Ville Valasti Sr
DL 58 Carter Stagner Fr
DL 59 Thad Abram Redshirt.svg Jr
DL 61 Nicholas Gill So
DL 63 Vince Boyd Redshirt.svg Fr
DL 66 Rafe Reyes Fr
DL 73 Ty Eddington Jr
DL 90 Jeremiah Harris Redshirt.svg Sr
DL 91 Clay Holford Sr
DL 92 Maxx Crosby Redshirt.svg Jr
DL 93 Mikey Haney Fr
DL 94 Hunter Andrews Redshirt.svg Jr
DL 95 Shawn Simeon Jr
DL 96 Tyler LaBarbera Sr
DL 97 C. J. Hunt Redshirt.svg Fr
DL 98 Marqualin Scott Jr
DL 99 Turan Rush So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 18 Paulie Fricano Redshirt.svg Jr
K 21 Jesse Kelly Sr
P 27 Vinnie Patteri Fr
P 31 Jake Julien So
P 34 Max Chaffee Fr
K 44 Chad Ryland Fr
LS 46 Steve Bird Fr
LS 47 Drake Sutton Redshirt.svg Jr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Aaron Keen (Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks)
  • Neal Neathery (Defensive Coordinator / Linebackers)
  • Todd Frakes (Safeties / co-Recruiting Coordinator)
  • Herb Haygood (Wide Receivers)
  • Luke Meadows (Run Game Coordinator / Offensive Line)
  • Ben Needham (Defensive Line)
  • Jay Nunez (Special Teams Coordinator / co-Recruiting Coordinator)
  • Jay Peterson (Running Backs)
  • Fred Reed (Cornerbacks)
  • Rob Reeves (Tight Ends)
  • Dylan Saccone (Assistant AD for Football Operations)
  • Brian Overholt (Video Coordinator)
  • Casey Monahan (Graduate Assistant - Defense)
  • Tevyn Stevenson (Graduate Assistant - Defense)
  • Will Temizer (Assistant Recruiting Coordinator)
  • Jason Daniels (Student Football Operations Assistant)
  • Travis Hensley (Recruiting Assistant)
  • Keaton Kelly (Offensive Quality Control)
  • Robert McFadden III (Offensive Graduate Assistant)
  • Vontrell King-Williams (Graduate Assistant - Recruiting Quality Control)
  • Ryan Olson (Offensive Graduate Assistant)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Roster
Last update: August 18, 2018

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rimington Trophy Press Release". May 30, 2018. Retrieved July 14, 2018. 
  2. ^ "2018 Bednarik Award Watch List". July 16, 2018. Retrieved July 16, 2018. 
  3. ^ "2018 Doak Walker Award Candidates". July 18, 2018. Retrieved July 18, 2018. 
  4. ^ "2018 Bronko Nagurski Trophy Preseason Watch List". July 24, 2018. Retrieved July 24, 2018. 
  5. ^ "22018 OUTLAND TROPHY WATCH LIST UNVEILED". July 24, 2018. Retrieved July 24, 2018. 
  6. ^ "Wuerffel Trophy Unveils 2018 Watch List". July 26, 2018. Retrieved July 26, 2018. 
  7. ^ "Preseason Watch List - 2018 edition of the Ted Hendricks Award" (PDF). August 14, 2018. Retrieved August 16, 2018. 
  8. ^ http://getsomemaction.com/news/2018/7/23/niu-ohio-picked-as-divisional-winners-in-2018-mac-football-media-preseason-poll.aspx
  9. ^ 2018 Eastern Michigan Eagles football schedule FBSchedules.com. Accessed April 11, 2018.