Week #8 Summaries LUCKY #24 CMU DFEATS BGSU 36-33 Central Michigan did everything they could to prevent Bowling Green from controlling the football and miraculously came away with a win. SCOREBOARD TEAM 1st 2nd 3rd 4th TOT CMU 0 14 14 8 36 BGSU 3 14 10 6 33 SCORING SUMMARY FIRST QUARTER 2:12 FG BGSU: Phillips 37 yard FG SECOND QUARTER 3:00 TD CMU: Wilson 21 yard pass from Rifenbury (Gagnon Kick) 1:16 TD CMU: Bradley returned interception for 80 yards (Gagnon Kick) 0:43 TD BGSU: Ball 47 yard pass from Tanski (Phillips Kick) 0:13 TD BGSU: Barnett returned fumble for 23 yards (Phillips Kick) THIRD QUARTER 4:31 TD CMU: Schroeder 5 yard run (Gagnon Kick) 4:03 TD BGSU: Gardner 17 yard run (Phillips Kick) 1:39 FG BGSU: Phillips 33 yard FG 0:51 TD CMU: Tipton 51 yard pass from Rifenbury (Gagnon Kick) FOURTH QUARTER 4:52 TD BGSU: Ball 15 yard pass from Tanski (2 pt failed) 1:23 TD CMU: Schroeder 15 yard run (2 pt conversion) BOX SCORE STAT CMU BGSU OFF 250 452 RUSH 83 187 PASS 167 265 TO 3 4 TOP 10:15 13:45 The #24 Central Michigan Chippewas didn't deserve to win the game against Bwling Green but they did. If you look at the stats it was ugly. They had half the amount of offense as Bowling Green and committed 3 turnovers which all resulted in points. But somehow they found a way to win. I am still unsure of how I coached them to a win, haha. Central Michigan pulled ahead 36-33 with under a minute on the clock. Bowling Green drove down the field using timeouts and set up to kick a 40 yard field goal to send it to overtime. Bowling Green's Kicker Phillips missed it sending it wide right and sealing a victory for the Chippewas. WOW, they are lucky. If CMU can win the remainder of their MAC conference schedule they will be seeing BGSU in the MAC title. The Chippewas offense was led by HB Bryan Schroeder who rushed for 90 yards off of 18 carries with 2 TD's. Senior QB Derek Rifenbury threw for 167 yards with 2 TD's. TE Charlie Hoch led in receiving with 3 catches for 33 yards while Jeremy Wilson and Zurlon Tipton each caught 1 pass for a TD. Central Michigan's defense didn't play very well but what quite possibly won them the game was their ability to make a big play with turnovers. LB Paul Johnson led with 11 tackles and a interception. CB Tim Bradley had 9 tackles with 1 interception for a TD. LB Shane Torzy had 9 tackles and an interception. SS Tyler Lombardo recorded 8 tackles and 1 interception. These 4 interceptions came at a big time and helped CMU win a game that they shouldn't have. The #24 Central Michigan Chippewas (6-0,3-0) will now face two tough opponents at home. The Toledo Rockets and then the Northern Illinois Huskies. Week 11 they will showdown with Western Michigan and Coach Cimmy.