College Football

Central Michigan Chippewas (7-4)


Wed. 11/8 Tue. 11/14 Fri. 11/24
vs. EastMi
W 42-30
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@ KentSt
W 42-23
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vs. NIU
W 31-24
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Central Michigan rallies past N Illinois 31-24 behind Morris

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) Shane Morris threw his third touchdown pass on a daring fourth down play with 1:32 to play, Josh Cox intercepted a pass at the goal line with 22 seconds left and Central Michigan beat Northern Illinois 31-24 on Friday.

Facing a fourth-and-4 from the NIU 29 going into the wind, Morris found Corey Willis behind the defense on the left side. It was the 23rd career TD catch for Willis, breaking a tie with Antonio Brown.

Central Michigan (8-4, 6-2 Mid-American Conference), riding a four-game winning streak, it's best since 2012, was down 17-0 at the half with just four first downs and 35 yards of total offense. But Morris found Mark Chapman for a 56-yard touchdown and after a field goal, hit Jonathan West for four yards to tie the game with 1:19 left in the third quarter. The Chippewas had 351 yards I the second half.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: S. Morris2661
Passing TDs: S. Morris23
Rushing Yards: J. Ward831
Rushing TDs: J. Ward8
Receiving Yards: M. Chapman731
Receiving TDs: C. Willis8
Interceptions: J. Cox5
Schedule 2017
Date Opponent Result / Time
8/31 vs. Rhode Island W 30 - 27
9/9 at Kansas W 45 - 27
9/16 at Syracuse L 17 - 41
9/23 vs. Miami (OH) L 14 - 31
9/30 at Boston College L 8 - 28
10/7 at Ohio W 26 - 23
10/14 vs. Toledo L 10 - 30
10/21 at Ball State W 56 - 9
11/1 at Western Michigan W 35 - 28
11/8 vs. Eastern Michigan W 42 - 30
11/14 at Kent State W 42 - 23
11/24 vs. Northern Illinois W 31 - 24
Mid-American
East
  Conference Overall
Akron 6-2 7-5
Ohio 5-3 8-4
Miami (OH) 4-4 5-7
Buffalo 4-4 6-6
Bowling Green 2-6 2-10
Kent State 1-7 2-10
West
  Conference Overall
Toledo 7-1 10-2
Central Michigan 6-2 8-4
Northern Illinois 6-2 8-4
Western Michigan 4-4 6-6
Eastern Michigan 3-5 5-7
Ball State 0-8 2-10
Offense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 4319 (63)
Passing Yards: 2731 (43)
Rushing Yards: 1588 (82)
Points per game: 29.5 (56)
Yards per game: 392.6 (66)
Touchdowns: 40 (40)
Field Goals: 6 (111)
Defense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 4280 (61)
Passing Yards: 2130 (30)
Rushing Yards: 2150 (90)
Points per game: 27.0 (64)
Yards per game: 389.1 (61)
Touchdowns: 35 (62)
Field Goals: 13 (69)
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