Navy defeats Central Michigan University 31-13

Navy runs all over CMU in Nationally televised game

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

13th October, 2012     0

Central Michigan University came out flat in the nationally televised game on ESPN against the Midshipman of Navy.   This would be the first home game in five weeks for the Chippewas at Kelly Shorts Stadium.  CMU had played Navy in 2010 with quarterback Ryan Radcliff having an outstanding game but dropping a 38-37 game back then.   The Chippewas came into the game having given up 177 points in the last four games. 

Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds became the 1st Navy quarterback in the past 15 years to throw three touchdown passes in a game.  Navy moved the ball up and down the field tonight against the Chippewas.  On a cool evening with a good crowd in attendance at Kelly/Shorts Stadium the Chippewas had a hard time mounting any solid offense.   CMU field goal kicker would provide 6 of CMU's 13 points on the evening.   A Mid-American Conference team needs a little more offense when they are giving up 44 1/2 points per game. 

Central Michigan now faces the meat of the conference schedule over the next six weeks.  CMU now falls to 2-4 on the season (0-2 MAC).  Ryan Radcliff  finished the night with 11 0f 19 passing for 139 yards and 1 touchdown passing.   Central needs to get more creative with its offense and start using the 2nd all time leading passer in quarterback Ryan Radcliff.   CMU fans got spoiled after watching all conference performer Dan LeFevour for three seasons.  We got into the habit of expecting MAC Conference Championships and a nice bowl game after the season was finished.   CMU will have to step it up in the second half of the season to finish at or above .500.  

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