Scores

Final

Indiana State 0

(0-1, 0-1 away)

E Michigan 52

(1-0, 1-0 home)

7:00 PM ET, August 28, 2008

Rynearson Stadium, Ypsilanti, MI

1 2 3 4 T
INST 0 0 0 00
EMU 14 14 14 1052

Top Performers

Passing: A. Schmitt (EMU) - 160 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: T. Blevins (EMU) - 21 CAR, 176 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: J. Stone (EMU) - 5 REC, 46 YDS

E. Michigan 52, Indiana St. 0

Associated Press

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) -- Terrance Blevins ran for a career-high 176 yards and scored two touchdowns as Eastern Michigan shut out Indiana State 52-0 on Thursday night.

Blevins scored on runs of 4 and 61 yards for the Eagles (1-0), who tallied 637 yards of total offense. Indiana State (0-1) has lost 15 straight games, extending back to 2006.

Eastern Michigan led 28-0 at halftime after quarterback Andy Schmitt connected with Tyler Jones on a 14-yard touchdown pass and Dwayne Priest scored on a 2-yard run. Priest scored for the second time late in the third quarter on a 1-yard run, extending the Eagles' lead to 42-0.

Indiana State, playing its first game under new head coach Trent Miles, put together only one serious scoring drive. The Sycamores drove to the Eastern Michigan 8-yard line in the final minute of the first half, but Braulio Martinez's 25-yard field goal was blocked.

Indiana State registered 132 yards of total offense and played without starting quarterback Charles Dowdell, who served a one-game suspension after breaking an undisclosed team rule. In his absence, Matt Seliger and Calvin Schmidtke combined to complete 7-of-22 passes for 49 yards.

Schmidtke threw three interceptions. Darrius Gates ran for 61 yards on 10 carries for Indiana State.

Jason Williams, Eastern Michigan's third-string quarterback, finished off the Eagles' scoring with a 19-yard touchdown run with 2:37 remaining.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
INST
EMU
1st Downs730
Total Yards132637
Passing57224
Rushing75413
Penalties5-407-54
3rd Down Conversions3-165-12
4th Down Conversions1-12-2
Turnovers31
Possession24:5635:04

Passing Leaders

Indiana StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Schmidtke4/15493.303
Eastern MichiganC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Schmitt15/201608.010

Rushing Leaders

Indiana StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Gates10616.1024
Brown8151.907
Eastern MichiganCARYDSAVGTDLG
Blevins211768.4261
Welch56513.0021

Receiving Leaders

Indiana StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Patrick22110.5019
Gates11515.0015
Eastern MichiganRECYDSAVGTDLG
Thayer25125.5027
Stone5469.2017

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERINSTEMU
TD08:41Terrence Blevins 4 Yd Run (Joe Carithers Kick) 07
TD06:58Terrence Blevins 61 Yd Run (Joe Carithers Kick) 014
SECOND QUARTERINSTEMU
TD11:17Tyler Jones 14 Yd Pass From Andy Schmitt (Joe Carithers Kick) 021
TD07:07Dwayne Priest 2 Yd Run (Joe Carithers Kick) 028
THIRD QUARTERINSTEMU
TD06:37Andy Schmitt 16 Yd Run (Joe Carithers Kick) 035
TD01:30Dwayne Priest 1 Yd Run (Joe Carithers Kick) 042
FOURTH QUARTERINSTEMU
FG10:34Joe Carithers 33 Yd 045
TD02:37Jason Williams 19 Yd Run (Zach Johnson Kick) 052