Central Michigan suffers tough loss to Western Michigan University 49-10

Broncos run wild over the Chippewas at Kelly-Shorts Stadium in front of 30,411

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

02nd October, 2016     0

Central Michigan University suffered a huge loss to in-state rival Western Michigan University 49-10 last night at Kelly-Shorts Stadium.   About the only thing that started right for the Chippewas was the opening drive which resulted in a CMU field goal.   That would be the only lead for the Chippewas 3-0 on their way to a 21-3 deficit at halftime.   On a rainy night in Mount Pleasant 30,411 fans were hyped about the 4-0 Broncos coming into town for the nationally televised game. 

The Broncos defense kept the pressure on Chippewa quarterback Cooper Rush all night long with 8 sacks.  Cooper Rush would finish with 17 of 29 passing for 178 yards with one touchdown.  But the extreme heat from the Broncos in the first half with 6 sacks took Rush out of his normal game.   With the win to move them to 5-0 the Broncos might reach the top 25 for the first time in 2016.  

Western Michigan put the game away quickly in the second half by scoring on a 45 yard touchdown pass and then returning an interception 85 yards to make it 35-3.   Central Michigan would score on a 37 yard touchdown pass from Cooper Rush to Mark Chapman in third quarter.  Central's record now stands at 3-2 and will face Ball State next week in their homecoming game at 3:30p.m.  I can see the Chippewas easily getting to the 6 win mark and qualifying for a bowl game in 2016.


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