Early look at the Eastern Michigan Eagles

Every weekday over the next three weeks, NittanyNation will take a closer look at a different game this season and how the matchup stacks up for PSU. Up today: Eastern Michigan.

Big Ten teams can no longer schedule FCS teams -- but this matchup's about as close as it can get.

Eastern Michigan last won a conference championship in 1987, back when Bill O'Brien was still playing ball in high school, and had its last winless season in 2009. Put simply, the Eagles are one of the worst programs in the FBS and are the closest thing to a sure win that PSU can get.

The question isn't whether PSU can win, but by how much, and just how soon the backups and the walk-ons can get some game experience. It's not going to be pretty.