NCAA Game Summary - Akron at Central Michigan|
(Saturday, September 26th)
Final Score: Central Michigan 48, Akron 21
Mount Pleasant, MI (Sports Network) - Dan LeFevour threw for four touchdowns
and ran for another two as he led the Central Michigan Chippewas to a
commanding 48-21 win against the Akron Zips in Mid-American Conference action
at Kelly/Shorts Stadium.
LeFevour, who went into the contest with just three passing touchdowns on the
season, converted 23-of-31 for 197 yards in the triumph for the Chippewas
(3-1, 1-0 MAC). The signal-caller also logged a game-high 140 yards rushing on
19 attempts as well.
The Zips (1-3, 0-1) were paced by Matt Rodgers who converted 12-of-19 passing
for 127 yards and, while surviving five sacks, managed to work his way into
the end zone twice on the ground.
CMU ripped off 20 unanswered points to start the afternoon, beginning with a
27-yard TD pass from LeFevour to Cody Wilson. LeFevour then combined with Kito
Poblah on a four-yard scoring effort, but the PAT failed, leaving the
Chippewas with a 13-0 edge heading into the second quarter.
The first of LeFevour's rushing touchdowns, a one-yard effort just 21 seconds
into the second period, made the score 20-0.
Akron's first points of the day came courtesy of a 10-yard run by Rodgers less
than five minutes later, making the score 20-7.
Central Michigan closed out the first half with two more touchdowns, the first
on a two-yard run by LeFevour and the second a nine-yard scoring pass to
Trailing by 27 points heading into the second half, the Zips again turned to
Rodgers to get them into the end zone, which he did on a one-yard run.
However, as was the case in the second quarter, the Chippewas responded with
two more touchdowns as Brown reeled in a 13-yard TD pass from LeFevour and
Paris Cotton hit the end zone on a three-yard run in the fourth period to give
the home team a 48-14 advantage.
Joe Tuzze finished off the day's scoring with a nine-yard TD run for Akron,
but it failed to change the outcome of the one-sided affair.
CMU, which converted 10-of-14 on third down and registered 523 yards of total
offense, limited the Zips to a mere 196 yards and 1-of-12 on third down.
09/26 20:03:14 ET