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Posted on Sat, Oct 16, 2010 : 5:12 p.m.

Eastern Michigan football team wins in overtime, snaps 18-game losing streak

By Staff

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Alex Gillett found Ben Thayer with a 12-yard touchdown pass in overtime and Eastern Michigan ended an 18-game losing streak with a 41-38 victory over Ball State on Saturday.

It's the first victory for Eastern Michigan coach Ron English, who took over the program in 2009.

Gillett ran for 189 yards and two touchdowns and threw for 225 yards and three scores as the Eagles (1-6, 1-3 Mid-American Conference) won their first game since Nov. 28, 2008.

Keith Wenning threw three touchdown passes and Eric Williams scored on a 92-yard kickoff return for the Cardinals (2-5, 1-2).

Ball State took a 38-35 lead on Ian McGarvey's field goal on the first possession of OT before Thayer scored his second touchdown of the game.

Eastern Michigan trailed 28-7 late in the second quarter but rallied with 28 unanswered points.

Ball State then tied it at 35-35 when Wenning hit Briggs Orsbon with a 9-yard TD pass with 34 seconds left in regulation.

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Sun, Oct 17, 2010 : 6:16 p.m.

Congrats to EMU and Coach English from this Michigan fan. Hopefully, you can build on this win. Way to go Eagles!!!


Sun, Oct 17, 2010 : 12:04 a.m.

Congrats to Coach English and the entire EMU Football program! Go Hurons/Eagles.


Sat, Oct 16, 2010 : 10:36 p.m.

Maybe Coach English should now focus on getting the D going and quit creating issues with his offence. The Gillett kid is a gamer man, he kinda took it upon himself in that last drive before ot. great job Eagles!