Neither spring nor game nor recap. Discuss.
As I mentioned earlier, I’m not going to recap this in full, because, well, it’s just too hard to really judge quality on a meaningful standard from this sort of scrimmage. That is, we have no idea if we’re comparing our best-in-MAC defense to our best-in-MAC offense, or our #124 defense to our #124 offense. In this case, if EMU’s write-up is to be believed, the first-string offense faced the second-string defense, and the second-string offense opposed the first string defense. Unsurprisingly the first-string offense/first-string defense team “won”.
But this being “spring” — at least, according to the calendar — in Michigan, the lack of an actual opponent for this “game” wasn’t the only issue. Apparently the team can play in 20 degrees and snow, but 40 degrees and flurries mixed with a little sleet is too much, because today’s “game” was moved into the Bubble due to the “inclement” weather. (If you weren’t paying attention, by about 4:30 it had turned into a beautiful afternoon!)
By the end of the afternoon, the first-team offense had scored 10 points on the second-string defense, while the second-string offense only managed 3 against the first-string defense (again, no surprise in the “outcome”). The touchdown came on a 7-yard run by Ryan Brumfield, while Kody Fulkerson and Dylan Mulder traded field goals. There was at least one other “scoring” play, but no points were given since the third- and fourth-string teams were on the field at the time.
For other coverage, here’s the official EMU “game” write-up, with links to interviews with Ron English and Tyler Benz. Here’s the photo gallery from the athletic department, here are photos from the unofficial Facebook page, and here’s one from soon-to-be EMU quarterback Brogan Roback posing with #3 Dustin Creel and #71 Darien Terrell.