Central Michigan fights back to win against EMU 35-28

Two totally different halves of football for the Chippewas

Posted In: Sports, Local Sports, National Sports,   By: Thomas Baird

27th November, 2015     0

On a cold chilly afternoon at Kelly/Shorts Stadium the Central Michigan Chippewas played two completely different halves of football.  They were taking on the (1-10) Eastern Michigan University Eagles in the final game of the 2015 season.   The Chippewas would prevail 35-28 in front of 8,049 announced fans at Kelly/Shorts Stadium.    The actual attendance was somewhat less than that on a 38 degree windy afternoon in a game that took 3 hours and 40 minutes to play. 

The Eagles raced out to 21-7 halftime lead on several strange plays in the first half.   The Chippewas who couldn't get any offense going in the first half saw Cooper Rush throw a pass that was intercepted and returned for a touchdown.   The only score for CMU in the first half was short run by freshman Romello Ross who would end up with 3 rushing touchdowns on the day.   He ran the ball only 7 times for 39 yards.   Martez Walker would carry the bulk of the rushing on 17 carries for 123 yards. 

Central Michigan's defense showed up in the second half completely stopping the Eagles in the third quarter except for a touchdown at the end of the quarter.    In the meantime the Chippewas ran off 28 unanswered point to take a 35-21 lead and never look back.   The fourth quarter would see neither team put any points on the board.   CMU quarterback Cooper Rush would have another good stat day with 25 of 39 passing for over 300 yards with 2 touchdown passes.   With the victory CMU record now stands at 7-5 and almost assured itself of a warm weather Bowl Game.   Eastern Michigan fell to 1-11 on the season.  


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