2004 Eastern Michigan Eagles football team

The 2004 Eastern Michigan Eagles football team represented Eastern Michigan University in the 2004 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their first season under head coach Jeff Genyk, the Eagles compiled a 4–7 record, finished in fourth place in the West Division of the Mid-American Conference, and were outscored by their opponents 458 to 328.[1][2] The team's statistical leaders included Matt Bohnet with 2,807 passing yards, Anthony Sherrell with 854 rushing yards, and Eric Deslauriers with 1,252 receiving yards.[3] Eric Deslauriers received the team's most valuable player award.[4]

2004 Eastern Michigan Eagles football
Eastern Michigan Eagles logo.svg
ConferenceMid-American Conference
DivisionWest
2004 record4–7 (4–4 MAC)
Head coachJeff Genyk (1st season)
MVPEric Deslauriers
CaptainCharles D. Livingston
Home stadiumRynearson Stadium
Seasons
← 2003
2005 →
2004 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
Miami x   7 1         8 5  
Akron   6 2         6 5  
Marshall   6 2         6 6  
Kent State   4 4         5 6  
Ohio   2 6         4 7  
Buffalo   2 6         2 9  
UCF   0 8         0 11  
West Division
Toledo xy$   7 1         9 4  
Northern Illinois x   7 1         9 3  
Bowling Green   6 2         9 3  
Eastern Michigan   4 4         4 7  
Central Michigan   3 5         4 7  
Ball State   2 6         2 9  
Western Michigan   0 8         1 10  
Championship: Toledo 35, Miami 27
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultSource
September 2BuffaloW 37–34
September 11at No. 10 Florida*L 10–49
September 18Toledo
  • Rynearson Stadium
  • Ypsilanti, MI
L 32–42
September 25Eastern Illinois*
  • Rynearson Stadium
  • Ypsilanti, MI
L 28–31
October 2Idaho* 
  • Rynearson Stadium
  • Ypsilanti, MI
L 41–45
October 9at Ball StateW 31–24
October 16at Western MichiganW 35–31
October 30at Bowling GreenL 20–41
November 6vs. Central Michigan W 61–58 (4OT)[5]
November 13at Kent StateL 17–69
November 20Northern Illinois
  • Rynearson Stadium
  • Ypsilanti, MI
L 16–34
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to the game

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2004 Eastern Michigan Eagles Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 28, 2016.
  2. ^ "2015 Eastern Michigan Football Digital Media Guide" (PDF). Eastern Michigan University Football. pp. 168, 170. Retrieved June 30, 2016.
  3. ^ "2004 Eastern Michigan Eagles Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 28, 2016.
  4. ^ 2015 Media Guide, p. 146.
  5. ^ Jim Spadafore (November 7, 2004). "EMU wins thriller: Eagles go four OTs to top Chippewas, complete rare sweep of instate rivals". Detroit Free Press. pp. 1D, 3D – via Newspapers.com.