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Eastern Michigan 35, Saint Francis PA 15

Associated Press

YPSILANTI, Mich. - Samson Evans scored three, short rushing first-half touchdowns and Eastern Michigan beat FCS-member St. Francis (Pa.) 35-15 in the season opener for both teams.

Evans, who finished the game with 11 yards rushing, scored a pair of 1-yard runs in the first quarter for a 14-0 lead before Jawon Hamilton ploughed in from 2-yards out for a three-score lead in the second.

The Red Flash got on the board when Marques DeShields carried it in from 2-yards out and Samson closed the half with a 4-yard scoring run.

Darius Boone's 4-yard touchdown run with 8:24 left in the third made it 35-7. Boone ran for 107 yards on 22 carries.

Kahtero Summers caught five passes for 115 yards for St. Francis.

Eastern Michigan athletics press release


Scoring Summary
First Quarter StF-PaEastMi
EastMi TD 6:17 Samson Evans 1 yd run (Chad Ryland kick) 0 7
EastMi TD 0:21 Samson Evans 1 yd run (Chad Ryland kick) 0 14
Second Quarter StF-PaEastMi
EastMi TD 12:18 Jawon Hamilton 2 yd run (Chad Ryland kick) 0 21
StF-Pa TD 7:59 Marques DeShields 3 yd run (Alex Schmoke kick) 7 21
EastMi TD 1:15 Samson Evans 4 yd run (Chad Ryland kick) 7 28
Third Quarter StF-PaEastMi
EastMi TD 8:24 Darius Boone Jr. 4 yd run (Chad Ryland kick) 7 35
Fourth Quarter StF-PaEastMi
StF-Pa TD 7:55 Justin Sliwoski 2 yd run (Justin Sliwoski 2pt pass from Zachary Benedek) 15 35
Team Stats
  Saint Francis U Eastern Michigan
First downs 12 27
  Rushing 4 17
  Passing 8 6
  Penalty 0 4
3rd Down Efficiency 5-15, 33% 6-13, 46%
4th down efficiency 1-3, 33% 3-3, 100%
Rushes-Yards 34-105 58-221
Passing Yards 187 189
Return Yards 0 2
Completions-Attempts-Int 14-30-1 15-22-1
Sacks-Yards Lost 4--22 2--12
Punts 7 4
Punts-Average 40.7 46
Fumbles Lost 1-1 1-1
Penalties - Yards 7-50 5-40
Time of Possession 25:24 34:36
Saint Francis U Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
J. Russell 9 20 99 0 1
J. Sliwoski 5 10 88 0 0
Eastern Michigan Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
B. Bryant 8 10 126 0 0
P. Hutchinson 7 12 63 0 1
Saint Francis U Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
M. DeShields 10 33 3.3 1
B. Lisenby 2 24 12.0 0
D. Horton 8 22 2.8 0
J. Russell 8 12 1.5 0
L. Armstead 3 8 2.7 0
J. Tomb 1 7 7.0 0
J. Sliwoski 2 -1 -0.5 1
Eastern Michigan Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
D. Boone Jr. 22 107 4.9 1
J. Hamilton 15 64 4.3 1
P. Hutchinson 8 23 2.9 0
B. Bryant 7 18 2.6 0
S. Evans 5 11 2.2 3
Saint Francis U Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
K. Summers 5 117 23.4 0
B. Lisenby 2 24 12.0 0
J. Tomb 2 18 9.0 0
D. Horton 2 13 6.5 0
M. DeShields 1 7 7.0 0
D. Snyder 1 7 7.0 0
S. Parks 1 1 1.0 0
Eastern Michigan Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
H. Beydoun 3 58 19.3 0
D. Drummond 3 52 17.3 0
D. Summers 3 39 13.0 0
L. Fordham 1 12 12.0 0
B. Cannon 2 8 4.0 0
D. Boone Jr. 1 8 8.0 0
I. Stewart 1 7 7.0 0
J. Delso 1 5 5.0 0
Saint Francis U Interceptions
Player Int Yards
R. Crittenden 1 0
Eastern Michigan Interceptions
Player Int Yards
R. Vaden IV 1 1
Saint Francis U Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
J. Slaiby 7 285 40.7
Eastern Michigan Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
J. Julien 4 184 46.0
Saint Francis U Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. McGrigg 1 0 0
Eastern Michigan Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
H. Beydoun 1 0 0
D. Drummond 1 -3 -3.0
J. Hubbard 1 -8 -8.0
Saint Francis U Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Eastern Michigan Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Hamilton 1 12 12.0
Saint Francis U Missed FG
Player Length
Eastern Michigan Missed FG
Player Length




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