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New schedule just dropped:

2021 Eastern Michigan University Football Schedule
Friday, Sept. 3 vs. St. Francis (Pa.)
Saturday, Sept. 11 at Wisconsin
Saturday, Sept. 18 at UMass
Saturday, Sept. 25 vs. Texas State

Mid-American Conference Games
Home: Ball State, Miami, Ohio, Western Michigan
Road: Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Northern Illinois, Toledo

That's a favorable conference slate.
(01-13-2021 02:59 PM)dansplaining Wrote: [ -> ]New schedule just dropped:

2021 Eastern Michigan University Football Schedule
Friday, Sept. 3 vs. St. Francis (Pa.)
Saturday, Sept. 11 at Wisconsin
Saturday, Sept. 18 at UMass
Saturday, Sept. 25 vs. Texas State

Mid-American Conference Games
Home: Ball State, Miami, Ohio, Western Michigan
Road: Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Northern Illinois, Toledo

That's a favorable conference slate.
Very nice. Nice to get St. Francis at home in game 1. Nice to get the tougher East teams at home and BG on the road.
6 home games!
Speaking of schedules, the first official day of Winter practice for Football was today.

https://twitter.com/nunez_jay/status/134...1398666240
(01-13-2021 02:59 PM)dansplaining Wrote: [ -> ]New schedule just dropped:

2021 Eastern Michigan University Football Schedule
Friday, Sept. 3 vs. St. Francis (Pa.)
Saturday, Sept. 11 at Wisconsin
Saturday, Sept. 18 at UMass
Saturday, Sept. 25 vs. Texas State

Mid-American Conference Games
Home: Ball State, Miami, Ohio, Western Michigan
Road: Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Northern Illinois, Toledo

That's a favorable conference slate.

It is a good as anyone could expect, still would have loved to have Akron.
(01-13-2021 07:28 PM)Jerry Weaver Wrote: [ -> ]
(01-13-2021 02:59 PM)dansplaining Wrote: [ -> ]New schedule just dropped:

2021 Eastern Michigan University Football Schedule
Friday, Sept. 3 vs. St. Francis (Pa.)
Saturday, Sept. 11 at Wisconsin
Saturday, Sept. 18 at UMass
Saturday, Sept. 25 vs. Texas State

Mid-American Conference Games
Home: Ball State, Miami, Ohio, Western Michigan
Road: Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Northern Illinois, Toledo

That's a favorable conference slate.

It is a good as anyone could expect, still would have loved to have Akron.

our three toughest conference teams are at home - BSU, WMU, and OHIO

and i LOVE that we dodge buffalo
I want Akron home and home. :)
(01-14-2021 07:36 AM)dansplaining Wrote: [ -> ]
(01-13-2021 07:28 PM)Jerry Weaver Wrote: [ -> ]
(01-13-2021 02:59 PM)dansplaining Wrote: [ -> ]New schedule just dropped:

2021 Eastern Michigan University Football Schedule
Friday, Sept. 3 vs. St. Francis (Pa.)
Saturday, Sept. 11 at Wisconsin
Saturday, Sept. 18 at UMass
Saturday, Sept. 25 vs. Texas State

Mid-American Conference Games
Home: Ball State, Miami, Ohio, Western Michigan
Road: Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Northern Illinois, Toledo

That's a favorable conference slate.

It is a good as anyone could expect, still would have loved to have Akron.

our three toughest conference teams are at home - BSU, WMU, and OHIO

and i LOVE that we dodge buffalo
I like that (3) of the away games are an easy drive and I plan to attend. NIU is a bit of a hike, I have only been back there once since graduating in 1985.
(01-14-2021 09:38 AM)alum93 Wrote: [ -> ]
(01-14-2021 07:36 AM)dansplaining Wrote: [ -> ]
(01-13-2021 07:28 PM)Jerry Weaver Wrote: [ -> ]
(01-13-2021 02:59 PM)dansplaining Wrote: [ -> ]New schedule just dropped:

2021 Eastern Michigan University Football Schedule
Friday, Sept. 3 vs. St. Francis (Pa.)
Saturday, Sept. 11 at Wisconsin
Saturday, Sept. 18 at UMass
Saturday, Sept. 25 vs. Texas State

Mid-American Conference Games
Home: Ball State, Miami, Ohio, Western Michigan
Road: Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Northern Illinois, Toledo

That's a favorable conference slate.

It is a good as anyone could expect, still would have loved to have Akron.

our three toughest conference teams are at home - BSU, WMU, and OHIO

and i LOVE that we dodge buffalo
I like that (3) of the away games are an easy drive and I plan to attend. NIU is a bit of a hike, I have only been back there once since graduating in 1985.

Indeed. Anyone in Washtenaw County can easily attend at least 8 games (counting the two in Toledo/BG) and plus Mt. Pleasant for those so inclined.
(01-14-2021 09:38 AM)alum93 Wrote: [ -> ]
(01-14-2021 07:36 AM)dansplaining Wrote: [ -> ]
(01-13-2021 07:28 PM)Jerry Weaver Wrote: [ -> ]
(01-13-2021 02:59 PM)dansplaining Wrote: [ -> ]New schedule just dropped:

2021 Eastern Michigan University Football Schedule
Friday, Sept. 3 vs. St. Francis (Pa.)
Saturday, Sept. 11 at Wisconsin
Saturday, Sept. 18 at UMass
Saturday, Sept. 25 vs. Texas State

Mid-American Conference Games
Home: Ball State, Miami, Ohio, Western Michigan
Road: Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Northern Illinois, Toledo

That's a favorable conference slate.

It is a good as anyone could expect, still would have loved to have Akron.

our three toughest conference teams are at home - BSU, WMU, and OHIO

and i LOVE that we dodge buffalo
I like that (3) of the away games are an easy drive and I plan to attend. NIU is a bit of a hike, I have only been back there once since graduating in 1985.

Jeff, lets see what happens. I just bought a new SUV and as you know my tailgate group is passionate. I will be in touch.
https://www.espn.com/college-football/te...e/_/id/113

These are results for UMass 2020. A bit underwhelming, I'd say. Lol.

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St. Francis did not play a fall season.

https://www.espn.com/college-football/te...e/_/id/113

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Texas State had as many wins as us (two) but they played 12 games (not 6).

https://www.espn.com/college-football/te...te-bobcats
(01-14-2021 10:18 AM)emu steve Wrote: [ -> ]
(01-14-2021 09:38 AM)alum93 Wrote: [ -> ]
(01-14-2021 07:36 AM)dansplaining Wrote: [ -> ]
(01-13-2021 07:28 PM)Jerry Weaver Wrote: [ -> ]
(01-13-2021 02:59 PM)dansplaining Wrote: [ -> ]New schedule just dropped:

2021 Eastern Michigan University Football Schedule
Friday, Sept. 3 vs. St. Francis (Pa.)
Saturday, Sept. 11 at Wisconsin
Saturday, Sept. 18 at UMass
Saturday, Sept. 25 vs. Texas State

Mid-American Conference Games
Home: Ball State, Miami, Ohio, Western Michigan
Road: Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Northern Illinois, Toledo

That's a favorable conference slate.

It is a good as anyone could expect, still would have loved to have Akron.

our three toughest conference teams are at home - BSU, WMU, and OHIO

and i LOVE that we dodge buffalo
I like that (3) of the away games are an easy drive and I plan to attend. NIU is a bit of a hike, I have only been back there once since graduating in 1985.

Indeed. Anyone in Washtenaw County can easily attend at least 8 games (counting the two in Toledo/BG) and plus Mt. Pleasant for those so inclined.

I try to go to at least one away game a year and BG and TOL are lay ups.
(01-13-2021 02:59 PM)dansplaining Wrote: [ -> ]New schedule just dropped:

2021 Eastern Michigan University Football Schedule
Friday, Sept. 3 vs. St. Francis (Pa.)
Saturday, Sept. 11 at Wisconsin
Saturday, Sept. 18 at UMass
Saturday, Sept. 25 vs. Texas State

Mid-American Conference Games
Home: Ball State, Miami, Ohio, Western Michigan
Road: Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Northern Illinois, Toledo

That's a favorable conference slate.

Looking from the prospective of just getting to 6-6 and back to a bowl game; I think as we sit here in January, we should be 3-1 in the nonconference games with the loss obviously being at Wisconsin.

During MAC play you could make the argument the four best teams we'll play are the home games which I suppose is nice. I would think we should be able to pull of at least one of those to get to four wins.

On the road I liked are chances to beat Bowling Green and NIU based on the past few seasons. There puts us at 6-6.

Now that we are back in a bowl, if we have the team that I believe most of us think we will we should win at a minimum two of the home games and not just one. Then split the CMU and Toledo games on the road to go along with the NIU and BG wins. That would put us at 8-4, 5-3 in the MAC.

There is also the dooms day where we lose to Texas State or only get one win at home or drop both the CMU and Toledo games.

I would say with this schedule this team's floor is 5-7 (which would be very disappointing and the talk of Creighton's future would need to be taken seriously) and a ceiling of 9-3 and MAC championship game appearance.
College football news ranked all 127 D1 teams that played this year along with an explanation for their ranking. With seniors able to come back next year the rankings might give a bit more insight than normal on what to expect from each team next season (St. Francis wasn't apart of it obviously, and didn't play this year but the last three seasons they've played they were: 6-6, 4-7, 5-6).

127. UMass (0-4): The Minutemen gave it a go, but there wasn’t anything that worked. They started late, only played four games – all on the road – and got walloped by a combined score of 161 to 12 against Georgia Southern, Marshall, Florida Atlantic and Liberty.

126. Bowling Green (0-5): Not only did the Falcons go winless in their five games, but they weren’t even close. The closest battle was a 28-point loss to an Akron program that broke a massive losing streak.

122. NIU (0-6): The expectations weren’t high, but to still finish winless was a gut-punch for a program that’s normally in the MAC championship mix. On the plus side, three of the six losses were in good battles, including a 31-25 defeat against eventual MAC champion Ball State.

111. Texas State (2-10): The Bobcats only won two games, but they were able to get by Arkansas State late in the year and played a whole lot better than a lot of their final scores. They only lost to SMU by seven, to UTSA by three in a wild shootout that could’ve gone either way, and by three at Boston College.

109. Ohio (2-1): It was only a three-game season. The team was good, but it didn’t have the chance to prove it with the wins over Akron and Bowling Green – two of the worst teams in college football.

107. EMU (2-4): It’s Eastern Michigan, so every game seemed like a fight that could’ve gone either way. Just when it seemed like a lost season with an 0-4 start, the fun win over Western Michigan showed just how good the Eagles really were.

105. CMU (3-3): There weren’t enough games. The Chippewas weren’t bad and got off to a 3-1 start, but the losses to Ball State and Toledo to close out were acceptable, and the loss to Western Michigan was a crazy shootout.

98. Toledo (4-2): The Rockets probably deserve a little better than this, losing to Western Michigan in an epic finish and to eventual MAC champ Ball State. There weren’t any amazing wins, but the team could argue that it was among the four best in the MAC.

97. WMU (4-2): The Broncos were almost good enough to be in the mix for the MAC Championship, starting 4-0 before inexplicably dropping a home game to Eastern Michigan and losing to Ball State. The offense was fun, though.

93. Miami (2-1): They only played three games and were blown away by Buffalo, but they’re the only team to beat MAC champion Ball State. The other win was against Akron – yippee. The defending MAC champ was going to be interesting, but it didn’t get much of a shot.

46. Ball State (7-1): The program was on a run of six straight losing seasons and started out with a loss to Miami University. And then everything kicked in with seven straight wins including a MAC Championship over Buffalo and a bowl game domination over a fantastic – but completed – San Jose State.

25. Wisconsin (4-3): The Badgers were amazing in the opener against Illinois and rocked Michigan, but they weren’t right the rest of the way with virus issues and injures becoming crushing as the O went into the tank. Beating Minnesota and winning the bowl over Wake Forest made a massively disappointing season better.
(01-17-2021 10:47 AM)Sellers dweller Wrote: [ -> ]College football news ranked all 127 D1 teams that played this year along with an explanation for their ranking. With seniors able to come back next year the rankings might give a bit more insight than normal on what to expect from each team next season (St. Francis wasn't apart of it obviously, and didn't play this year but the last three seasons they've played they were: 6-6, 4-7, 5-6).

127. UMass (0-4): The Minutemen gave it a go, but there wasn’t anything that worked. They started late, only played four games – all on the road – and got walloped by a combined score of 161 to 12 against Georgia Southern, Marshall, Florida Atlantic and Liberty.

126. Bowling Green (0-5): Not only did the Falcons go winless in their five games, but they weren’t even close. The closest battle was a 28-point loss to an Akron program that broke a massive losing streak.

122. NIU (0-6): The expectations weren’t high, but to still finish winless was a gut-punch for a program that’s normally in the MAC championship mix. On the plus side, three of the six losses were in good battles, including a 31-25 defeat against eventual MAC champion Ball State.

111. Texas State (2-10): The Bobcats only won two games, but they were able to get by Arkansas State late in the year and played a whole lot better than a lot of their final scores. They only lost to SMU by seven, to UTSA by three in a wild shootout that could’ve gone either way, and by three at Boston College.

109. Ohio (2-1): It was only a three-game season. The team was good, but it didn’t have the chance to prove it with the wins over Akron and Bowling Green – two of the worst teams in college football.

107. EMU (2-4): It’s Eastern Michigan, so every game seemed like a fight that could’ve gone either way. Just when it seemed like a lost season with an 0-4 start, the fun win over Western Michigan showed just how good the Eagles really were.

105. CMU (3-3): There weren’t enough games. The Chippewas weren’t bad and got off to a 3-1 start, but the losses to Ball State and Toledo to close out were acceptable, and the loss to Western Michigan was a crazy shootout.

98. Toledo (4-2): The Rockets probably deserve a little better than this, losing to Western Michigan in an epic finish and to eventual MAC champ Ball State. There weren’t any amazing wins, but the team could argue that it was among the four best in the MAC.

97. WMU (4-2): The Broncos were almost good enough to be in the mix for the MAC Championship, starting 4-0 before inexplicably dropping a home game to Eastern Michigan and losing to Ball State. The offense was fun, though.

93. Miami (2-1): They only played three games and were blown away by Buffalo, but they’re the only team to beat MAC champion Ball State. The other win was against Akron – yippee. The defending MAC champ was going to be interesting, but it didn’t get much of a shot.

46. Ball State (7-1): The program was on a run of six straight losing seasons and started out with a loss to Miami University. And then everything kicked in with seven straight wins including a MAC Championship over Buffalo and a bowl game domination over a fantastic – but completed – San Jose State.

25. Wisconsin (4-3): The Badgers were amazing in the opener against Illinois and rocked Michigan, but they weren’t right the rest of the way with virus issues and injures becoming crushing as the O went into the tank. Beating Minnesota and winning the bowl over Wake Forest made a massively disappointing season better.

Excellent Post. Thanks for the info. I think with the offensive firepower coming back and hopefully the Defense getting better....this should be a 7-5 to 8-4 team. This is the best team CC will have in terms of talent so far. No excuses.
(01-17-2021 10:47 AM)Sellers dweller Wrote: [ -> ]College football news ranked all 127 D1 teams that played this year along with an explanation for their ranking. With seniors able to come back next year the rankings might give a bit more insight than normal on what to expect from each team next season (St. Francis wasn't apart of it obviously, and didn't play this year but the last three seasons they've played they were: 6-6, 4-7, 5-6).

127. UMass (0-4): The Minutemen gave it a go, but there wasn’t anything that worked. They started late, only played four games – all on the road – and got walloped by a combined score of 161 to 12 against Georgia Southern, Marshall, Florida Atlantic and Liberty.

126. Bowling Green (0-5): Not only did the Falcons go winless in their five games, but they weren’t even close. The closest battle was a 28-point loss to an Akron program that broke a massive losing streak.

122. NIU (0-6): The expectations weren’t high, but to still finish winless was a gut-punch for a program that’s normally in the MAC championship mix. On the plus side, three of the six losses were in good battles, including a 31-25 defeat against eventual MAC champion Ball State.

111. Texas State (2-10): The Bobcats only won two games, but they were able to get by Arkansas State late in the year and played a whole lot better than a lot of their final scores. They only lost to SMU by seven, to UTSA by three in a wild shootout that could’ve gone either way, and by three at Boston College.

109. Ohio (2-1): It was only a three-game season. The team was good, but it didn’t have the chance to prove it with the wins over Akron and Bowling Green – two of the worst teams in college football.

107. EMU (2-4): It’s Eastern Michigan, so every game seemed like a fight that could’ve gone either way. Just when it seemed like a lost season with an 0-4 start, the fun win over Western Michigan showed just how good the Eagles really were.

105. CMU (3-3): There weren’t enough games. The Chippewas weren’t bad and got off to a 3-1 start, but the losses to Ball State and Toledo to close out were acceptable, and the loss to Western Michigan was a crazy shootout.

98. Toledo (4-2): The Rockets probably deserve a little better than this, losing to Western Michigan in an epic finish and to eventual MAC champ Ball State. There weren’t any amazing wins, but the team could argue that it was among the four best in the MAC.

97. WMU (4-2): The Broncos were almost good enough to be in the mix for the MAC Championship, starting 4-0 before inexplicably dropping a home game to Eastern Michigan and losing to Ball State. The offense was fun, though.

93. Miami (2-1): They only played three games and were blown away by Buffalo, but they’re the only team to beat MAC champion Ball State. The other win was against Akron – yippee. The defending MAC champ was going to be interesting, but it didn’t get much of a shot.

46. Ball State (7-1): The program was on a run of six straight losing seasons and started out with a loss to Miami University. And then everything kicked in with seven straight wins including a MAC Championship over Buffalo and a bowl game domination over a fantastic – but completed – San Jose State.

25. Wisconsin (4-3): The Badgers were amazing in the opener against Illinois and rocked Michigan, but they weren’t right the rest of the way with virus issues and injures becoming crushing as the O went into the tank. Beating Minnesota and winning the bowl over Wake Forest made a massively disappointing season better.

GREAT share! Thanks!

This analysis is from a publication that obviously watched football games. It nails it including the comment about Toledo deserving better, they were very good and the only team that beat us soundly.
https://emueagles.com/news/2021/2/26/foo...RMzgVetaS0

Full Schedule just dropped:
2021 EMU Football Schedule
Friday, Sept. 3 SAINT FRANCIS
Saturday, Sept. 11 at Wisconsin
Saturday, Sept. 18 at UMass
Saturday, Sept. 25 TEXAS STATE
Saturday, Oct. 2 at NIU*
Saturday, Oct. 9 MIAMI*
Saturday, Oct. 16 BALL STATE*
Saturday, Oct. 23 at Bowling Green*
Tuesday, Nov. 2 at Toledo*
Tuesday, Nov. 9 OHIO*
Tuesday, Nov. 16 WESTERN MICHIGAN*
Friday, Nov. 26 at Central Michigan*
Saturday, Dec. 4 at MAC Championship
Not bad. Always nice to have an early October Homecoming. We'll have a chance to come in to that game 4-1.

I'm not a fan of midweek home games, but it comes with the territory of NOT being in the basement of the MAC standings. They put games people want to watch on the midweek MACtion schedule. At least we get 4 weekend home games while the weather is still decent.
(02-26-2021 11:27 AM)FrankAnderson Wrote: [ -> ]Not bad. Always nice to have an early October Homecoming. We'll have a chance to come in to that game 4-1.

I'm not a fan of midweek home games, but it comes with the territory of NOT being in the basement of the MAC standings. They put games people want to watch on the midweek MACtion schedule. At least we get 4 weekend home games while the weather is still decent.

I don't mind week night maction when its cold and cruddy out. I do wish we had black friday at home but otherwise i like the schedule.

ive got at BG circled as my annual away game
(02-26-2021 11:03 AM)dansplaining Wrote: [ -> ]https://emueagles.com/news/2021/2/26/foo...RMzgVetaS0

Full Schedule just dropped:
2021 EMU Football Schedule
Friday, Sept. 3 SAINT FRANCIS
Saturday, Sept. 11 at Wisconsin
Saturday, Sept. 18 at UMass
Saturday, Sept. 25 TEXAS STATE
Saturday, Oct. 2 at NIU*
Saturday, Oct. 9 MIAMI*
Saturday, Oct. 16 BALL STATE*
Saturday, Oct. 23 at Bowling Green*
Tuesday, Nov. 2 at Toledo*
Tuesday, Nov. 9 OHIO*
Tuesday, Nov. 16 WESTERN MICHIGAN*
Friday, Nov. 26 at Central Michigan*
Saturday, Dec. 4 at MAC Championship

5 conference games at home, 3 on the road, a favorable non-conference schedule, and no Buffalo. If there is a year to take advantage of what the scheduling gods dished out to you, this appears to be it.
(02-26-2021 07:22 PM)cidbearit Wrote: [ -> ]
(02-26-2021 11:03 AM)dansplaining Wrote: [ -> ]https://emueagles.com/news/2021/2/26/foo...RMzgVetaS0

Full Schedule just dropped:
2021 EMU Football Schedule
Friday, Sept. 3 SAINT FRANCIS
Saturday, Sept. 11 at Wisconsin
Saturday, Sept. 18 at UMass
Saturday, Sept. 25 TEXAS STATE
Saturday, Oct. 2 at NIU*
Saturday, Oct. 9 MIAMI*
Saturday, Oct. 16 BALL STATE*
Saturday, Oct. 23 at Bowling Green*
Tuesday, Nov. 2 at Toledo*
Tuesday, Nov. 9 OHIO*
Tuesday, Nov. 16 WESTERN MICHIGAN*
Friday, Nov. 26 at Central Michigan*
Saturday, Dec. 4 at MAC Championship

5 conference games at home, 3 on the road, a favorable non-conference schedule, and no Buffalo. If there is a year to take advantage of what the scheduling gods dished out to you, this appears to be it.

Agreed! Many of Creighton's past schedules were front loaded with the most quality conference opponents early, thus producing an uneven result at the end. Other than not playing Akron, I cannot think of a better schedule.
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