Eastern Michigan aims to capitalize on another Big Ten upset

Posted at 9:57 PM, Sep 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-13 21:57:57-04

The state of Michigan has plenty of good college football teams year in and year out, but so far this season, the best one isn’t who you might expect.

Eastern Michigan is the only undefeated division one team left in the state, and they’re hoping the winning doesn’t stop there. 

It was that play that catapulted Eastern Michigan to its second straight win over a Big Ten team, but even in a victory that doesn’t come around in the Eagles program very often, Head Coach Chris Creighton is already looking ahead. 

“There was a lot that went wrong, painfully obvious how much work we have to do,” Creighton said. “We’re done with last week, were focused on buffalo. When we’re able to win the day, win the practice, win the rep and focus on just going 1-0, then we’ve got a chance.”

Ah, the mindset of a coach. Now don’t get me wrong, Creighton is proud of what his football team accomplished, but maybe moreso what they still can.

Eastern hasn’t started back to back seasons 3-0 since 1989, years before any of the current players were even born. 

“1989, that’s a long time 30 years or so, right? doing that for our program would be awesome but again, just focusing on this game, focusing on Buffalo,” defensive lineman Jeremiah Harris added.

Now they jump into MAC action, with the conference, notably Buffalo, on notice.

“They’re preparing for us right now maybe in a way that last weeks opponent didn’t, that’s probably the reality of it and so we’re going to get someone’s best, so that alone refocused is,” Creighton added. 

Eastern Michigan has just five undefeated seasons in school history and you have to go all the way back to 1943 for the last one. While repeating that is a long ways away, winning his weekend would put them a third of the way towards perfection.