The Washington Times - September 20, 2008, 06:34PM

On the one hand, Josh Portis carved up the Eastern Michigan defense for 98 yards in the fourth quarter.

On the other, all but six yards came with a lead of at least 20 points. All but 18 yards came with a lead of 27 points.


The Eagles aren’t exactly the most fearsome defense in college football, and Portis ran through them after Chris Turner had sliced them up through the air all day. It had to be fulfilling, though, for Portis to score the first touchdown of his collegiate career on an 8-yard scamper.

But the total offense numbers today look pretty good for both. Portis was in for 13 plays, and the offense managed 138 yards. Turner’s stats were 46 plays and 348 yards.

(Portis’ play breakdown, by the way, was nine rushes, one pass, one kneel, one handoff to Morgan Green and one handoff to Darrius Heyward-Bey on what became Danny Oquendo‘s touchdown pass to Isaiah Williams.)

Both were effective. But for now, it’s clear this remains Turner’s team