NCAA Game Summary - Central Michigan vs. Ohio|
(Friday, December 4th)
Final Score: Central Michigan 20, Ohio 10
Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - Dan LeFevour completed 28-of-39 passes for 255
yards and two touchdowns, as Central Michigan took down Ohio, 20-10, in the
Mid-American Conference championship game at Ford Field.
LeFevour, who also threw an interception, set a MAC record for career
touchdown passes with 101. Chad Pennington (Marshall) held the previous record
with 100 TD passes. LeFevour also set a NCAA record for total touchdowns with
148 -- 101 passing, 46 rushing and one receiving, eclipsing Hawaii's Colt
Bryan Anderson hauled in seven passes for 54 yards and a score for the
Chippewas (11-2), who won their third league title in the last four
seasons. Antonio Brown caught eight passes for 66 yards, while Cody Wilson had
a TD catch. Bryan Schroeder rushed for 72 yards on 16 carries.
Theo Scott connected on 10-of-23 passes for 138 yards for the Bobcats (9-4),
who had a four-game winning streak snapped. Wide receiver Taylor Price
threw a 29-yard touchdown pass. Terrence McCrae caught seven passes for 141
yards and a score, while Chris Garrett carried the ball eight times for 42
yards for Ohio, which was participating in the MAC title game for the second
time in four seasons.
Central Michigan went ahead 7-0 on LeFevour's 14-yard TD pass to Wilson with
5:22 left in the first quarter. Wilson's touchdown grab capped a drive that
went 70 yards in seven plays.
Ohio fumbled the ball on its ensuing possession. Scott threw a pass behind the
line of scrimmage to Price, who bobbled the ball before the Chippewas
recovered at the Bobcats' 36. Central Michigan settled for a 25-yard Andrew
Aguila field goal to build a 10-0 margin with 1:26 remaining.
The Bobcats needed just four plays on their next drive to get into the end
zone. Faced with a 1st-and-10 at the Chippewas 29, Price completed a touchdown
pass to McCrae on a trick play to cut the gap to 10-7 with four ticks left on
the first-period clock.
Aguila missed a 35-yard field goal early in the second, but Central Michigan
scored a TD on its next possession. Anderson capped a 13-play, 84-yard drive
with an eight-yard touchdown catch to put the Chippewas ahead, 17-7, with 17
seconds left in the half.
The third stanza saw a pair of field goals. Aguila made a 19-yarder with 9:01
left to make it a 20-7 game. Matt Weller was good from 36 yards out to cut the
gap to 20-10 with 5:36 remaining.
Central Michigan's defense held strong in the fourth quarter to preserve the
The Chippewas have handled Ohio throughout the years, posting a 21-4-2 mark
against the Bobcats, who have not claimed the conference championship since
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