Michigan’s bend-but-don’t break defense did its job in the first quarter, but Eastern Michigan has tacked on a field goal early in the second quarter for a 3-0 lead.
The defense stopped a fourth-and-goal at the 1-yard line and forced a fumble, but Michigan’s offense has looked like a shell of the one that scored four fourth quarter touchdowns last week against Notre Dame. Michigan has just 31 yards of total offense to Eastern’s 140.
EMU took the opening drive into Michigan territory on the game’s first possession, but Javonti Greene fumbled and Thomas Gordon fell on it for Michigan for yet another turnover for the Wolverine defense.
Michigan was unable to do anything with the ball on the ensuing possession, as Denard Robinson was intercepted after going went for it on fourth down from the EMU 34. Robinson has yet to complete a pass, missing on his first five attempts, and has rushed for 19 yards on four carries.