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EMU's Mike Glass III Apologizes for Accidentally Punching Ref in Quick Lane Bowl

Megan ArmstrongAnalyst IIIDecember 28, 2019

Eastern Michigan quarterback Mike Glass III (9) throws during the first half of the Quick Lane Bowl NCAA college football game against Pittsburgh, Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
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Eastern Michigan senior quarterback Mike Glass III finished his collegiate career with 311 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in the Eagles' 34-30 loss to Pittsburgh in the Quick Lane Bowl on Thursday night.

That was overshadowed when Glass threw punches and got ejected with 10 seconds remaining in the game:

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Eastern Michigan QB Mike Glass III was ejected after throwing punches during the final seconds of their bowl loss to Pitt. https://t.co/DTPguFRtnj

"I let God and my family down!" Glass tweeted after the game. He issued a lengthier apology Friday night:

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🙏🏽 https://t.co/93OUjBo0ZZ

EMU head coach Chris Creighton called Glass a "phenomenal kid" but did not excuse his actions:

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#EMU Creighton on Glass ejection "He is a phenomenal kid...I love him 100 percent...absolutely zero excuse for what happened...he's in tears in the locker room...he made a mistake and he is truly sorry for it...I'm embarrassed, but I love him 100 percent...that's not who we are." https://t.co/HxoMOK4XbW

The Eagles finished the year 6-7.