2019 Eastern Michigan Eagles football team

The 2019 Eastern Michigan Eagles football team represented Eastern Michigan University during the 2019 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Eagles were led by sixth-year head coach Chris Creighton and played their home games at Rynearson Stadium in Ypsilanti, Michigan. They competed as members of the West Division of the Mid-American Conference (MAC).

2019 Eastern Michigan Eagles football
Eastern Michigan Eagles logo.svg
ConferenceMid-American Conference
DivisionWest Division
2019 record6–7 (3–5 MAC)
Head coachChris Creighton (6th season)
Offensive coordinatorAaron Keen (3rd season)
Defensive coordinatorNeal Neathery (4th season)
Home stadiumRynearson Stadium
(Capacity: 30,200)
Seasons
← 2018
2020 →
2019 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
Miami x$   6 2         8 6  
Ohio   5 3         7 6  
Buffalo   5 3         8 5  
Kent State   5 3         7 6  
Bowling Green   2 6         3 9  
Akron   0 8         0 12  
West Division
Central Michigan x   6 2         8 6  
Western Michigan   5 3         7 6  
Ball State   4 4         5 7  
Northern Illinois   4 4         5 7  
Toledo   3 5         6 6  
Eastern Michigan   3 5         6 7  
Championship: Miami 26, Central Michigan 21
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
2019 Eastern Michigan team at the Quick Lane Bowl

PreseasonEdit

MAC media pollEdit

The MAC released their preseason media poll on July 23, 2019, with the Eagles predicted to finish in fourth place in the West Division.[1]

West Division
Predicted finish Team Votes (1st place)
1 Toledo 127 (15)
2 Western Michigan 112 (5)
3 Northern Illinois 103 (3)
4 Eastern Michigan 83
5 Ball State 43
6 Central Michigan 36 (1)

ScheduleEdit

Eastern Michigan's 2019 schedule will begin with four non-conference games, with three away games against Coastal Carolina of the Sun Belt Conference, Kentucky of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), and Illinois of the Big Ten Conference, and then a home game against Central Connecticut of the Northeast Conference. In Mid-American Conference play, the Eagles will play home games against Ball State, Western Michigan, Buffalo, and Kent State, and road games against Central Michigan, Toledo, Akron, and Northern Illinois. They will not play East Division members Miami, Ohio, or Bowling Green as part of the regular season.

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 313:30 p.m.at Coastal Carolina*ESPN+W 30–2314,237
September 77:30 p.m.at Kentucky*SECN Alt.L 17–3855,240
September 1412:00 p.m.at Illinois*BTNW 34–3145,250
September 213:00 p.m.Central Connecticut*ESPN3W 34–2917,286
October 53:30 p.m.at Central MichiganESPN+L 16–4215,235
October 122:00 p.m.Ball State 
  • Rynearson Stadium
  • Ypsilanti, MI
ESPN+L 23–2917,852
October 197:00 p.m.Western Michigan
  • Rynearson Stadium
  • Ypsilanti, MI (Michigan MAC Trophy)
ESPN+W 34–2720,528
October 263:30 p.m.at ToledoESPN+L 34–37 OT18,061
November 212:00 p.m.Buffalo
  • Rynearson Stadium
  • Ypsilanti, MI
ESPNUL 14–4316,017
November 126:00 p.m.at AkronESPNewsW 42–1410,811
November 197:30 p.m.at Northern IllinoisESPN2W 45–175,062
November 2912:00 p.m.Kent State
  • Rynearson Stadium
  • Ypsilanti, MI
ESPN+L 26–3413,444
December 268:00 p.m.vs. Pittsburgh*ESPNL 30–3434,765

[2]

Game summariesEdit

at Coastal CarolinaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 0 7 16 7 30
Chanticleers 10 3 0 10 23
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

at KentuckyEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 0 3 7 7 17
Wildcats 14 3 7 14 38
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 Sep. 30, 2017 L, 20–24

at IllinoisEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 14 9 0 11 34
Fighting Illini 17 0 0 14 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

Central ConnecticutEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Devils 15 0 0 14 29
Eagles 7 14 0 13 34
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

at Central MichiganEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 3 0 7 6 16
Chippewas 7 14 14 7 42
Overall record Last meeting Result
30–60–6 Nov. 3, 2018 W, 17–7

Ball StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 0 14 7 8 29
Eagles 7 10 6 0 23
Overall record Last meeting Result
24–34–2 Oct. 20, 2018 W, 42–20

Western MichiganEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Broncos 7 7 7 6 27
Eagles 3 7 10 14 34
Overall record Last meeting Result
18–34–2 Oct. 6, 2018 L, 24–27

at ToledoEdit

1 2 3 4OT Total
Eagles 0 10 6 153 34
Rockets 7 3 21 06 37
Overall record Last meeting Result
12–34 Oct. 13, 2018 W, 28–26

BuffaloEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulls 2 27 7 7 43
Eagles 7 0 0 7 14
Overall record Last meeting Result
6–2 Sep. 15, 2018 L, 28–35

at AkronEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 7 14 14 7 42
Zips 0 0 7 7 14
Overall record Last meeting Result
13–19 Nov. 10, 2018 W, 27–7

at Northern IllinoisEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 7 7 24 7 45
Huskies 0 7 3 7 17
Overall record Last meeting Result
14–33–2 Sep. 29, 2018 L, 23–26

Kent StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Flashes 14 10 7 3 34
Eagles 7 7 6 6 26
Overall record Last meeting Result
14–17 Nov. 23, 2018 W, 28–20

vs. Pittsburgh (Quick Lane Bowl)Edit

 
Eastern Michigan in action against Pittsburgh during the 2019 Quick Lane Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
Panthers 0 17 3 14 34
Eagles 10 10 0 10 30
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–2 Sept. 1, 2007 L, 3–27

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "MAC Announces 2019 Preseason Football Poll". getsomemaction.com. Retrieved August 2, 2019.
  2. ^ "2019 Eastern Michigan Football Schedule". FBSchedules.com. Retrieved March 9, 2019.