It was an improbable win. The Central Michigan Chippewas going on the road to meet the Ohio Bobcats one of the MAC best teams. Most pundits penciled this one in as a loss for the Chippewas. But as they say, “that is why we play the games’.
CMU quarterback Cooper Rush made a clutch pass to Courtney Williams with 22 seconds left on the clock to put the Chippewas on top 26-23. Rush, who started the year third on the depth chart was thrusted into the starting role because of injuries to Cody Cater and Alex Niznak. He has responded well and has the Chippewas on a two gem win streak after passing for 224 yards and 3 touchdowns.
Cooper Rush played well but the real offensive hero was running back Saylor Lavallii. The sophomore from Mason, Mi was also third on the depth chart to start the year but saw his role increase after season ending injury to senior running backs Zurlon Tipton. Lavallii rushed for 184 yards on 26 carries. He was also effective receiving out the back field catching 3 passes for 11 yards and a touchdown.
The 26-23 improves Central Michigan’s record to 3-4 (2-1 MAC) . Next week the Chippewas host the undefeated #23 Northern Illinois Huskies. The Huskies squeaked out a 27-20 against Akron this weekend at home and could be primed for an upset at the hands of the Chippewas.
Check in with Detroit Jock city after the game for the latest news and views about Central Michigan Chippewas football.
|FG||04:18||Josiah Yazdani 45 YdWatch Highlight||0||3|
|TD||00:07||Colton Odykirk 17 Yd Pass From Cooper Rush (Ron Coluzzi Kick)Watch Highlight||7||3|
|FG||10:56||Ron Coluzzi 27 YdWatch Highlight||10||3|
|FG||02:37||Ron Coluzzi 36 YdWatch Highlight||13||3|
|TD||00:00||Troy Hill 5 Yd Pass From Tyler Tettleton (Josiah Yazdani Kick)Watch Highlight||13||10|
|TD||13:21||Chase Cochran 69 Yd Pass From Tyler Tettleton (Josiah Yazdani Kick)Watch Highlight||13||17|
|TD||09:07||Saylor Lavallii 7 Yd Pass From Cooper Rush (Pat Blocked)Watch Highlight||19||17|
|TD||04:42||Ryan Boykin 1 Yd Run (Two-Point Conversion Failed)Watch Highlight||19||23|
|TD||00:22||Courtney Williams 5 Yd Pass From Cooper Rush (Ron Coluzzi Kick)Watch Highlight||26||23|