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Eastern Michigan-UB game thread

Final: Eastern Michigan 21, UB 17

Injury: EMU's Arrington Hicks is being taken off the field in an ambulance. He was injured trying to make a tackle on Ed Young. In a classy move, several of the UB players gathered at midfield to pray for Hicks. He gave the crowd the thumbs up before heading into the ambulance. There's 49 seconds left in the game.

Stopped: With 1:24 left in the game, the Bulls defense finally covered EMU's bootleg, forcing Gillett to keep it and slide at the Bulls 46. EMU punts and with 1:14 left UB has the ball on the 22.

Injury: Fred Lee was hurt on a pass play on 3rd and 14 from the Bulls 4. Looks like he jammed his hand.

Did he touch it?: On a punt return, Terrell Jackson appears to touch the ball and fumbles it and the ball recovered by EMU on the UB 12, but the refs rule he didn't touch the ball. He replays show that the ball hit his finger tips. It's UB 1st and 10 from their own 12.

No good: Sean Graham missed a 30-yard FG wide left, but it looked good from the press box. EMU coach Ron English doesn't have any challenges left. He's not happy.

Not again II: EMU goes for it on 4th down and Priest gets the first on a flare pass. EMU is 3-for-3 on fourth down.

Not again: An 81-yard bootleg pass to Thayer for 36 yards goes to the UB 38. It's the second time the Bulls have been burned on this play.

End of the third: The Bulls are preparing to punt from their own 23. EMU leads, 21-17.

Three and out: Finally, the defense gets a stop.

Can't win them all: The Eastern Michigan men's basketball team, who is playing at Canisius, lost to the Golden Griffins, 71-51.

Touchdown: Davis hits Ed Young for 14-yard TD. EMU still leads, 21-17 with 4:11 remaining in the third quarter. Davis has two TD passes on the day and 14 for the season.

Great play: Davis passes to WR Alex Neutz for 47-yards to the EMU 11.

Big day: Priest has 165 yards rushing on 23 carries and three TDs and there's still over eight minutes left in the game. He had 465 yards and five TDs coming into the game.

Touchdown: That's three for Priest. EMU leads 21-10. This would be the low point of the Jeff Quinn era if the Bulls fall to a 1-win team.

High Priest: He just bust a 38-yard run to the UB 3.

End of half: Principe's FG is good and UB trails EMU, 14-10 at the half.

Delay of game: Pushed the ball to the 10. On 3rd and goal from 10, the Bulls went to the screen well once too many times and Davis hit Jeffvon Gill for a loss of 3 yards. UB is setting up for a 30-yard FG attempt for A.J. Principe. 

Screens: The Bulls screen plays are working well and Davis is getting the ball out of his hand quickly. Davis is 8 of 11, including his last six concecutive passes. Bulls knocking on the door to tie the game. It's 2nd and goal from the 5.

Touchdown: Priest scores again from 1-yard out and Eastern goes up 14,7 with 3:03 left.

Another fourth down conversion: Eastern QB Alex Gillett sold the run perfectly and hit TE Ben Thayer for a 29-yard gain to UB 3.

Century mark: Shannon records his 100th tackle of the season. He has three 100-plus tackle seasons in his career.

Yep, six: It was a jump ball and excellent coverage by CB Marcell Rose but Rivers fought Rose for the ball and won. The game is tied at 7.

Touchdown?: Davis lobbed a 26-yard TD reception to Marcus Rivers but the play is under review.

Interception: UB records its second INT of the game, this one by Sherrod Lott at the UB 25. Gillett's last two passes have been picked off.

Touchdown: Priest scores from a yard out to put Eastern Michigan up, 7-0. Priest already has 83 yards rushing.

He wasn't hurt for long: Priest bounced off several defenders for a 12-yard gain to the UB 1.

Scoreless: After the first quarter.

Hurt: Priest was hurt on the next play but walked off the field without assistance. 

Big gain: Dwayne Priest goes off for 29 yards to the UB 15.

INT: Shannon just recorded his 4th interception of the season at the UB 8. It is the 10th of his career. 

Dennison in: Bulls ran an end around for Terrell Jackson with Alex Dennison under center for a short gain.

Not starting: WR Fred Lee started in place of Marcus Rivers. Rivers didn't start last week against Ball State, either.

Stopped: LBs Josh Copeland and Khalil Mack pounded on Alex Gillett on 3rd and 6 for a 3-yard loss to force Eastern to punt.

Fake punt: Eastern converts on fourth down on a fake punt to their own 44. The Eagles are having plenty of success slicing through the Bulls D with the run.

Pregame: UB just honored all 18 of its seniors. Davonte Shannon, Anel Montanez, Domonic Cook and Peter Bittner are today's captains.

---Rodney McKissic



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