YPSILANTI, Mich. -- Todd Porter threw for 171 yards and three touchdowns to lead Eastern Michigan to a 61-14 win over Mississippi Valley State in the season opener for both teams Friday night.
Shaq Vann ran for 156 yards on 20 carries, including a pair of touchdowns, Ian Eriksen also ran in two touchdowns and Blake Banham had one. Hauling in Porter's TD passes were Nigel Kilby, Antoine Porter and Lavonte Robinson as Eastern Michigan piled up 479 total yards while holding Mississippi Valley State to 169. Paul Fricano had a 35-yard field goal.
Eastern Michigan took a 28-0 advantage into the break, then scored on every possession in the second half, including a safety that marked the team's first since the 2005 season.
Mississippi Valley State avoided a shutout with a pair of touchdowns in the fourth quarter, including a 13-yard TD strike from Austin Bray to Joshua Banks.
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