How to Watch Eastern Michigan vs. Central Michigan: Live Stream, TV Channel, Start Time for Friday’s NCAA Football Game

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Central Michigan @ East Michigan

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

What you should know

The Central Michigan Chippewas and Eastern Michigan Eagles have been level (2-2-3) since November 2015, but not for much longer. The Chippewas and the EMU will go head-to-head in a Central American bout on Friday at 12:00 p.m. ET at Rynearson Stadium. If the last meeting’s nothing-to-nothing final is any indication, this duel will be decided by the defense.

It was 7-7 at halftime, but CMU wasn’t quite level with the Western Michigan Broncos in the second half when they met last week. CMU fell into a 12-10 heartbreaker. Their only offensive touchdown came from QB Bert Emanuel Jr. Emanuel Jr. put himself on the highlight reel with a 60-yard TD scramble in the first quarter.

Meanwhile, the EMU pulled off a solid 31-24 win over the Kent State Golden Flashes last Wednesday. EMU QB Taylor Powell threw it as he passed three TDs and 315 yards on 39 tries. That was Powell’s first 300-yard rush this season.

This next contest is expected to be tight as CMU comes out as the favorite by just 2 points. But bettors beware: they are 0-4-1 against the 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 see

  • When: Friday at 12 p.m. ET
  • Where: Rynearson Stadium – Ypsilanti, Michigan
  • TV: CBS sports network
  • Live broadcast: or fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • View on your phone: CBS Sports App
  • Watch on Connected TV: CBS Sports App on Roku and Fire TV


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 both 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
  • 10/05/2019 – Central Michigan 42 vs. Eastern Michigan 16
  • 11/03/2018 – Eastern Michigan 17 vs. Central Michigan 7
  • 11/08/2017 – 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