CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Mike Glass III accounted for four touchdowns as Eastern Michigan took the lead in the second half and the Eagles opened the season with a 30-23 victory over Coastal Carolina in the first meeting between the teams on Saturday afternoon.
Glass, who was a perfect 11-of-11 passing in the first half for 82 yards, hit Dylan Drummond on an 11-yard scoring strike to close to 10-7 with 11:30 remaining in the second quarter. Coastal Carolina's Massimo Biscardi added a 53-yard field goal, which tied a school record for longest kick, in the final second of the first half for a 13-7 advantage.
Eastern Michigan opened the second half by scoring on its first three possessions to take a 23-13 lead after Glass hit Drummond from 19 yards out with 5:53 remaining in the third.
Glass, who also ran for a score, was 20-of-22 passing for 188 yards and three touchdowns.
Fred Payton threw for 304 yards and two touchdowns for the Chanticleers but was intercepted four times. Clay Holford, Brody Hoying, Blake Bogan and Kevin McGill had an interception apiece for Eastern Michigan.