Central Michigan plays good game in 24-13 loss to Oklahoma State

Bonamego era starts with a loss

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

05th September, 2015     0

Central Michigan University opened the 2015 college football season with a 24-13 loss to Oklahoma State at Kelly/Shorts stadium in Mount Pleasant Thursday night.   With a national audience the Chippewas played OSU tough for 2 1/2 quarters before falling behind.   The Chippewas lead 13-10 in the third quarter.  It marked the debut of new CMU head football coach John Bonamego who played there in the 1980's.

The Cowboys who were a 24 point favorite coming into the game saw the game go back and forth with the Chippewas until midway through the 3rd period.  OSU took a 10-6 into the lockeroom at halftime.  The game was played on a cool evening that saw rain all through out the day in Mount Pleasant.   CMU's quarterback Cooper Rush lived up to his billing as a top quarterback coming into the new season had a good night for the Chips.  He would go 28 for 45 passes and 225 yards on the night while picking 51 yards rushing. 

With a good sized crowd on hand for the Labor Day Weekend game saw the new direction in CMU football under the leadership of John Bonamego.  OSU would put the game away in the 4th quarter with quarterback Mason Rudolph running a 21 yard touchdown.  Central Michigan will now play Monmouth a week from Saturday and then face a couple of tough opponents Syracuse (lost last season 41-3) and Michigan State.   Then they open the Mid-American Conference schedule at home against Northern Illinois.  The Chippewas are looking to improve on the 2014 season that saw them go to a bowl game only to lose in dramatic fashion in the fourth quarter.  

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