Army beats Eastern for first victory

Scott Held
Associated Press

Ypsilanti — Joe Walker and Aaron Kemper had touchdown runs Saturday night and Army ended a season-opening three-game losing streak with a 58-36 victory over Eastern Michigan.

Walker’s 63-yard run early in the game gave the Black Knights (1-3) the lead for good and Kemper added a 56-yard scoring run in the second quarter to help Army lead 29-17 at the half.

The Eagles (1-3) trailed 36-30 late in the third quarter but Army answered with two Drue Harris’ touchdown runs. A.J. Schurr added a pair of keepers for scores.

Kemper had 147 yards on 13 carries to lead Army, which got a touchdown run from John Trainor. Ahmad Bradshaw had a 10-yard touchdown pass to Edgar Poe before leaving the game with an apparent injury.

Darius Jackson rushed for 141 yards and a pair of touchdowns and Brogan Roback was 28 for 40 for 291 yards and two touchdowns for Eastern.