YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Tyler Benz threw a career-high five touchdown passes Saturday and Eastern Michigan won its first game of the season, beating Army 48-38.
Benz, who had four scoring passes this season before Saturday, matched that total before intermission. He finished with a career-high 369 yards on 19-for-31 passing.
Tailback Bronson Hill, a week removed from a 283-yard effort against Toledo, rushed for 185 yards and a touchdown on 26 carries as the Eagles rolled up nearly 600 yards of offense.
The Eagles (1-6) got their first touchdown on the game’s third play when Benz found a wide-open Javonti Greene for a 39-yard strike. The Black Knights muffed a punt snap on the ensuing drive and Benz threw his second touchdown to Garrett Hoskins five plays later.
Benz added scoring passes to Hill and Christian Menet in the second quarter to give Eastern Michigan a 28-17 halftime lead.