Friday’s roundup: EMU beats Wyoming, is 3-1
Eastern Michigan’s 27-24 win Friday was one for the record books.
It’s the first back-to-back wins for the Eagles since 2011, and their first 3-1 start since 1995.
Todd Porter was 14-of-28 for 214 yards and four interceptions for the Eagles (3-1), two of his interceptions were returned for touchdowns. Brogan Roback, who played his first game of the year after being suspended for the first two games for an undisclosed violation of team rules, was 3-of-6 for 47 yards.
Ian Eriksen (Clarkston) had 27 carries for 122 yards and a touchdown.
Josh Allen was 19-of-29 for 234 yarrds and an interception for Wyoming (2-2). Brian Hill had 22 carries for 82 yards and a touchdown.
EMU students peacefully protested during and after the game, as a result of racist graffiti that was painted in two spots on campus earlier in the week. A number of protesters, who were assembled off the field during the game, rushed the field after time expired and remained for several minutes afterward.
The members of the team went out to the field before the game with their arms locked, in what appeared to be a gesture of solidarity.
The Eagles begin their Mid-American Conference schedule next Saturday, at 3 p.m. at Bowling Green.
(At) No. 24 Utah 31, Southern California 27: Troy Williams threw for 270 yards and two touchdown and ran for another score. The Utes came back in a spectacular fashion with Tim Patrick catching an 18-yard touchdown pass at the pylon with 16 seconds remaining to cap a 15-play, 93-yard drive. Williams had his third 100-yard receiving game of the season.
The Trojans controlled most of the game and had a 27-17 fourth-quarter lead, but Utah (4-0, 1-0 Pac-12) scored 14 straight points. USC fell to 1-3 for the first time since 2001.
Utah attempted to control the game on the ground early against the No. 98 run defense in the country, but USC tightened up and forced the Utes to win through the air.
USC’s Sam Darnold threw for 253 yards and ran for a touchdown in his first career start after replacing Sam Browne.
Al Willman is a freelance writer