Chippewas Down State Rivals EMU Eagles

After a two-year losing streak Central Michigan regains bragging rights by defeating Eastern Michigan in CMU's Homecoming game.

The game was over by halftime. Correction- the game was over after the first quarter. Eastern High…. excuse me Eastern Michigan was absolutely stomped by CMU on Saturday afternoon, as Central cruised their way to a 56-8 win.

The game could have not gone any smoother for a Homecoming football game. Over 26,000 fans packed Kelly-Shorts Stadium with Maroon and Gold.

CMU did whatever it wanted to on offense, on defense, and on special teams.

Dan Lefevour was just about perfect, as he went 16-22 for 318 yards and 3 TD’s- he also ran for three touchdowns himself. He got great protection from the offensive line. “The offensive line played great as they have all year. They’ve been consistent and protected me well today,” said Lefevour.

The defense was phenomenal- linebacker Nick Bellore led the Chippewas with 10 tackles, 2 of them for loss of yards, and a sack.

Antonio Brown returned a punt 75 yards untouched for the CMU all the way to the south end of the stadium where the student section awaited him.

“His big plays were very critical. We struggled with field position last week and did not make explosive plays,” said Coach Butch Jones.

This was the perfect win for CMU, as they avenged two straight losses the previous two seasons to EMU; this was also the first home win against the Chippewas since 2003.

So things continue to go well for the CMU football team. They have now won five straight games since dropping their season opener against Arizona. A good, solid win for the Chippewas.