Eastern Michigan beats Charlotte 24-7 (Sep 01, 2017)

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) Brogan Roback passed for 267 yards, Ian Eriksen ran for two touchdowns and Eastern Michigan opened the season with a 24-7 win over Charlotte on Friday night.

Eriksen gave the Eagles the lead for good at 14-7 on his first TD run, a 2-yarder with 2:35 left in the first quarter, and capped the scoring on a 5-yard carry with 3:58 left in the third.

Shaq Vann led Eastern Michigan with 90 yards rushing and Eriksen added 37. Sergio Bailey II had five catches for 78 yards.

Hasaan Klugh had 114 yards passing and 101 yards rushing for the 49ers.

Brody Hoying interepted Klugh’s second pass attempt of the game and returned it 35 yards to give EMU the early lead. The 49ers bounced back, going 73 yards in four plays to tie it with 8:03 left in the first quarter. Eastern Michigan’s next drive ended with Eriksen’s first touchdown.