In MAC Conference action this weekend, the Central Michigan Chippewas blew past the Cincinnati Bearcats 31-7 to improve to 4-2.
After a slow start, CMU eventually got it going when flanker Patrick Keady, a steady force for the Chippewas, plunged in for the first score of the game. Soon thereafter, both centers George Andary scored his first of two to go along with Jason Christensen to roll out to a commanding lead.
“They both put fear into the opponent’s eyes scoring in the 30th and 34th minutes,” CMU coach Andrew Stead said. “They raced up and down the field all day long.”
At the break, it was all Central Michigan as Cincinnati couldn’t seem to get any kind of patterns going on offense and playing catch-up all day defensively. The Chippewas scored twice more in the second half; once by Andary and the other by flanker Nathaniel Rodino.
The Bearcats humored the scoreboard once towards the end of the match for to make the final 31-7. The loss still keeps Cincinnati as the only winless team in the conference. After the game, Stead said the game was a bit of a surprise, but in a good way.
“It was a different feeling to be up the entire match,” he said. “Our guys played well the entire time especially on defense minus a controversial score at the end of the game. Our team is still making strides towards better play. We look forward to ending the season on a high note with two games left.”
Central Michigan will use their bye week next week to take on Dayton and ending their season on the road against Northern Illinois. Cincinnati will finish off the year against Bowling Green at home and Ohio on the road to try to get in the win column.