MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) - Zurlon Tipton rushed for three touchdowns, including a 72-yard run, to help Central Michigan beat Akron 35-14 on Saturday afternoon.
Tipton ran 72 yards up the sideline for his first touchdown of the game for Central Michigan (3-5, 1-3 Mid-American). He later had a 5-yard run and a 6-yard run for touchdowns. Tipton finished the game with 37 carries for 243 yards - a career high. Central Michigan had a total of 264 yards on the ground.
Ryan Radcliff was 15 of 25 for 180 yards and two touchdowns. Titus Davis caught both TD passes - one at 27 yards and another at 36.
Central Michigan led 14-7 at halftime, but Akron could only score seven more points.
Dalton Williams was 31 of 51 for 329 yards, including two touchdowns, for Akron (1-8, 0-5). Dee Frieson caught a 9-yard pass and Jerrod Dillard caught a 10-yard pass for touchdowns.
|CMICH||Zurlon Tipton 72 yd run (David Harman kick)|
|AKRON||Dee Frieson 9 yd pass from Dalton Williams (Robert Stein kick)|
|CMICH||Titus Davis 27 yd pass from Ryan Radcliff (David Harman kick)|
|CMICH||Zurlon Tipton 5 yd run (David Harman kick)|
|CMICH||Titus Davis 36 yd pass from Ryan Radcliff (David Harman kick)|
|AKRON||Jerrod Dillard 10 yd pass from Dalton Williams (Robert Stein kick)|
|CMICH||Zurlon Tipton 6 yd run (Curtis Huge kick)|
|Third Down Efficiency||6-16||7-15|
|Fourth Down Efficiency||0-2||1-1|
|Kick Return Yds||66||0|
|Punt Return Yds||24||0|
|Time of Poss.||27:59||32:1|
|AKRON: Conor Hundley 17-92, Quentin Hines 4-19, Hakeem Lawrence 6-14, Kyle Pohl 1-9, Imani Davis 1-6|
|CMICH: Zurlon Tipton 37-243, Saylor Lavallii 5-21, Anthony Garland 1-4, Ryan Radcliff 1--4|
|AKRON: Dalton Williams 31-51-329-2, Kyle Pohl 2-2-23-0|
|CMICH: Ryan Radcliff 15-25-180-0|
|AKRON: Dee Frieson 8-65, Jerrod Dillard 7-91, Keith Sconiers 5-63, Marquelo Suel 4-65, L.T. Smith 3-26, Andrew Pratt 2-16, Tyler Williams 2-3, Imani Davis 1-12, Quentin Hines 1-11|
|CMICH: Cody Wilson 5-23, Titus Davis 4-112, Zurlon Tipton 2-8, Courtney Williams 1-19, Connor Odykirk 1-12, Ben McCord 1-4, Adam Fenton 1-2|
|Akron||7th Mid American East||0-8||1-11|
|Central Michigan||4th Mid American West||4-4||7-6|