Southeast Missouri State at Central Michigan

Cent. Michigan 38, SE Missouri 27


MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) - Zurlon Tipton ran for a career-high 180 yards and three touchdowns Thursday night as Central Michigan opened the season with a 38-27 victory over Southeast Missouri.

The junior ran for touchdowns of 32 and 48 yards in the first half, racking up 120 yards on eight carries. The Chippewas had 324 yards on the ground in the game.

Central Michigan trailed 27-24 when it took the lead on a 20-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Radcliff to Jarrett Fleming, and added another score in the fourth on a 1-yard run by Tipton.

After a 24-24 tie at the half, Southeast Missouri took the lead on a 40-yard field by Drew Geldbach.

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Scoring Summary
CMICHDavid Harman 24 yd FG
SEMOSTSpencer Davis 55 yd run (Drew Geldbach kick)
SEMOSTDrew Geldbach 37 yd FG
CMICHZurlon Tipton 32 yd run (David Harman kick)
SEMOSTScott Lathrop 4 yd run (Drew Geldbach kick)
SEMOSTD.J. Foster 15 yd pass from Scott Lathrop (Drew Geldbach kick)
CMICHZurlon Tipton 48 yd run (David Harman kick)
CMICHAnthony Garland 2 yd run (David Harman kick)
SEMOSTDrew Geldbach 40 yd FG
CMICHJarrett Fleming 20 yd pass from Ryan Radcliff (David Harman kick)
CMICHZurlon Tipton 1 yd run (David Harman kick)
Team Stats
First Downs1428
Third Down Efficiency5-136-9
Fourth Down Efficiency0-10-0
Plays-Net Yards60-30868-495
Passing Yds120171
Kick Return Yds6981
Punt Return Yds018
Time of Poss.30:5229:8
Individual Stats
SEMOST: Levi Terrell 15-78, Spencer Davis 3-43, Scott Lathrop 17-31, Ron Coleman 4-16, Renard Celestin 2-15, Blake Jackson 1-5
CMICH: Zurlon Tipton 17-180, Anthony Garland 17-102, Saylor Lavallii 6-33, Titus Davis 1-9, Courtney Williams 1-7, Team 1--1, Connor Odykirk 1--3, Jerry Harris 1--3
SEMOST: Scott Lathrop 10-17-120-0, Blake Jackson 1-1-0-0
CMICH: Ryan Radcliff 14-23-171-1
SEMOST: D.J. Foster 6-97, Ola Alli 1-10, Spencer Davis 1-7, Marq Goodlitt 1-5, Renard Celestin 1-1, Levi Terrell 1-0
CMICH: Titus Davis 4-51, Jarrett Fleming 2-36, Andrew Flory 2-29, Cody Wilson 2-16, Caleb Southworth 1-17, Anthony Garland 1-9, Connor Odykirk 1-7, Courtney Williams 1-6

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