How to watch Eastern Michigan vs. Central Michigan: Live stream, TV channel, Friday NCAA football game start time

Who is playing

Central Michigan @ Eastern Michigan

Current Records: Central Michigan 4-7; Eastern Michigan 7-4

what to know

The Central Michigan Chippewas and Eastern Michigan Eagles have been tied with each other since November 2015 (2-2-3), but not for long. Chippewas and EMU will square off in a Mid-American battle at noon ET on Friday at Rynearson Stadium. If the nothing-for-nothing finish from the last time they met is any indication, this matchup will be decided by the defense.

It was all tied 7-7 at halftime, but CMU wasn’t quite up to the Western Michigan Broncos in the second half when they met last week. CMU fell in a 12-10 heartbreaker. His only offensive touchdown came on a run by quarterback Bert Emanuel Jr.. Emanuel Jr. got into the highlight reel with a 60-yard TD in the first quarter.

Meanwhile, EMU was able to get a solid win over the Kent State Golden Flashes last Wednesday, winning 31-24. EMU quarterback Taylor Powell was throwing to him as he passed for three touchdowns and 315 yards on 39 attempts. That was Powell’s first 300-plus yard effort this season.

The upcoming contest is expected to be close, with CMU coming off as the favorite by just 2 points. But bettors beware: they are 0-4-1 against spread when favored.

Eastern Michigan’s win lifted them to 7-4 while Central Michigan’s loss dropped them to 4-7. We’ll see if the Eagles’ success continues or if the Chippewas can steal their positive momentum.

how to watch

  • When: Friday at 12 p.m. ET
  • Where: Rynearson Stadium — Ypsilanti, Michigan
  • TV: CBS Sports Network
  • Live broadcast: CBSSports.com or fuboTV (Try it free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Look on your phone: CBS Sports App
  • View on connected TV: CBS Sports app on Roku and Fire TV

Odds

The Chippewas are a slight 2-point favorite against the Eagles, according to the latest college football odds.

Over/Under: -110

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Series history

Eastern Michigan and Central Michigan have two wins in their last seven games.

  • November 26, 2021 – Eastern Michigan 0 vs. Central Michigan 0
  • November 27, 2020 – Central Michigan 31 vs. Eastern Michigan 23
  • October 5, 2019 – Central Michigan 42 vs. Eastern Michigan 16
  • November 3, 2018 – Eastern Michigan 17 vs. Central Michigan 7
  • November 8, 2017 – Eastern Michigan 0 vs. Central Michigan 0
  • November 22, 2016 – Eastern Michigan 26 vs. Central Michigan 21
  • November 27, 2015 – Eastern Michigan 0 vs. Central Michigan 0

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