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Free Spann! 27-10 W over Akron Postgame

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I think Kill's fascination with playing Me'co Brown was the story of the game.  He's got it all backwards as Me'co should have been spelling him rather than vice versa.  Chad Spann should be starting every game and seeing the majority of the important snaps early.  How do you feel about the way our backs are being utilized?

"He's running like a man on a mission" - Coach Kill

Final rushing stats:

Northern Illinois Rushing
C. Spann 21 125 6.0 2 28
D. Grady 20 109 5.5 0 31
N. Palmer 2 30 15.0 1 23
M. Brown 10 13 1.3 0 4
-. Team 1 -2 -2.0 0 0
Team 54 275 5.1 3 31

Better play-calling on offense this week other than that I believe.  We saw more shots down the field, but Grady's limits in accuracy were magnified.  But I'm sure the wind had a little to do with his performance.

Kiel & JO were a little banged up throughout the game.  No turnovers on O, one forced on D.

Strong play on D other than some lapses in the secondary.  We are really missing David Bryant out there.  Akron went 0 for 10 in 3rd down conversions and was outgained 275-31 on the ground.  By over 100 in yardage overall.

Special teams were big with Salerno & Wilber averaging 49 yds per punt, 2 inside the 20.  Akron's guy only averaged 33.4.

How undisciplined this team is this team, garnering 9 penalties for 105 yds.  Bad calls?  Young players?

Short week and another home game on Thursday.  Eastern Michigan plays tonight at 6, on the road in Fayetteville against the Arkansas Razorbacks on ESPNU.  Right now, CMU is taking on the BC Eagles on the road on ESPNU as well.  Enjoy your Saturday.

What are your thoughts on the game?  Warm up your fingers and start typing!