ATHENS, Ohio (AP) -- Kalvin McRae's pair of touchdowns led Ohio to a 28-0 first-half lead and the Bobcats survived Eastern Michigan's comeback attempt to beat the Eagles 48-42 Saturday.
McRae rushed for scores of 39 and 8 yards in the first quarter and the Bobcats (3-4, 1-2 Mid-American Conference) scored two more TDs before Eastern Michigan (2-5, 1-2) got on the scoreboard when Andy Schmitt hit Jacory Stone with a 17-yard TD pass with 3:08 left in the half.
The Eagles' Derrick Hunter returned a recovered Ohio fumble 80 yards for a touchdown, then Ohio's Mic Braunstein hit a 40-yard field goal to give the Bobcats a 31-14 halftime lead.
Tyler Jones caught touchdown passes of 7 and 5 yards in the fourth quarter but the Eagles fell short.
McRae finished with 170 yards on 32 carries while quarterback Brad Bower threw for 232 yards and three touchdowns.
Schmitt passed for 210 yards and four touchdowns and also led the Eagles with 55 yards rushing.