By Mel Suiter
Ypsilanti – GAME NOTES
Eastern Michigan University went through a light work this morning before boarding the bus for Columbus, Ohio in preperation for Saturday afternoon game at Ohio Stadium agianst the No.2 football team in the nation the Ohio State University Buckryrs.
This the first meeting on the gridiron against the Buckeyes but last winter the Buckeyes played the Eastern Michigan University men’s basketball team and defeated the Eagles by 40 points.
Eastern Michigan University and Ohio State University football coach know each other because the Eagles do have a 4-1 overall record againist Jim Tressel of course that is when Tressel was coaching Younstown State University.
Players to Watch:
Eastern Michigan sophomore wide reciever Kinsman Thomas from South Carolina has played just 11 games for the Eaglesbut has five touchdown receptions.
Three of his reception have been for more than 40 yards with two of the three going for 71 and 77 yards.
Tailback Dwayne Priest is senor from Virgina is closing in on several Eastern Michigan career rushing marks. Priest has played in 34 games and carried the ball 380 times is 11th for Eastern Michigan and Priest 1,486 yards is 12th in the Eagle recordbook.
Linebacker Tim Fort is a senior from near by Southfield and made 15 tackles opening night against Army and can have a big impact and will be counted on by Eastern Michigan University football coach Ron English and defensive coordinator Phil Snow to keep the defense together while stopping the Buckeye offense.
English is expecting to get to the end of the game and get back on the team’s bus for the ride back Ypsilanti that everybody is realitivly healthy only the bruses of a football game treated and get ready for the homeecomming week festivities.
About the Author
Written by Mel Suiter
Graduated from Eastern Michigan University in 2002 and have been working as a beat writer for The Ypsilanti Courier covering Eastern Michigan University football and men's basketball during my school career and after graduation. I like the Mid-American Conference and the rest of the mid-major conferences.