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Army vs Eastern Michigan Recap - Black Knights Win 31-27

The Black Knights grabbed a Week 1 victory over the Eagles on Saturday, winning 31-27 at Rynearson Stadium.

Even though Army won, they failed to pick up an ATS victory (based on the closing point spread of 9.5). Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 42.5.

Trent Steelman completed 5 of 11 pass attempts for 65 yards for the Black Knights in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.

Dwayne Priest rushed for 142 yards for Eastern Michigan, while Alex Gillett added 126 yards. Alex Gillett threw for 31 yards for the Eagles, while receivers Ben Thayer and Donald Scott had 23 and 8 yards respectively.

Army outgained Eastern Michigan 374-316 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 21-20 by the Black Knights.

Eastern Michigan lost the time of possession battle 31:29/28:31, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.

Next game, Army takes its act home to face Hawaii looking for another win. For Eastern Michigan, they head on the road to face Miami (Ohio).