MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) - Zurlon Tipton ran for 113 yards and two touchdowns to lead Central Michigan to a 30-16 win over Miami of Ohio on Saturday.
Tipton carried 24 times and scored on runs of 12 and 1 yards to keep the bowl hopes alive for the Chippewas (5-6, 3-4 Mid-American). Central Michigan must defeat Massachusetts Friday in Foxboro, Mass., to be bowl eligible.
Ryan Radcliff threw for 202 yards and a TD for Central Michigan, which led 21-7 at halftime. After Miami got within 21-16, Saylor Lavallii's 10-yard touchdown run gave the Chippewas a 28-16 with 10:28 remaining.
Zac Dysert ran for a score and threw a 68-yard touchdown pass to Nick Harwell for the RedHawks (4-7, 3-4). Dysert finished with 343 yards on 26-of-43 passing, but was sacked five times. He was intercepted once.
|CMICH||Zurlon Tipton 12 yd run (David Harman kick)|
|MIAOH||Nick Harwell 68 yd pass from Zac Dysert (Kaleb Patterson kick)|
|CMICH||Zurlon Tipton 1 yd run (David Harman kick)|
|CMICH||Connor Odykirk 8 yd pass from Ryan Radcliff (David Harman kick)|
|MIAOH||Kaleb Patterson 39 yd FG|
|MIAOH||Zac Dysert 1 yd run (failed 2pt pass)|
|CMICH||Saylor Lavallii 10 yd run (David Harman kick)|
|CMICH||Caesar Rodriguez safety|
|Third Down Efficiency||8-16||3-9|
|Fourth Down Efficiency||1-3||0-0|
|Kick Return Yds||81||80|
|Punt Return Yds||0||1|
|Time of Poss.||32:48||27:12|
|MIAOH: Jamire Westbrook 12-41, Spencer Treadwell 5-20, Willie Culpepper 2-12, Andy Cruse 1-3, Nick Harwell 1-3, Dawan Scott 1-1, Justin Semmes 1-1, Zac Dysert 12--1, Orlando David 1--6|
|CMICH: Zurlon Tipton 24-113, Saylor Lavallii 8-68, Ryan Radcliff 2-5, Team 2--2|
|MIAOH: Zac Dysert 26-43-343-1, Spencer Treadwell 1-1-17-0|
|CMICH: Ryan Radcliff 13-23-202-1|
|MIAOH: Nick Harwell 11-215, Luke Swift 6-48, Andy Cruse 5-54, Dawan Scott 3-31, Dustin White 1-6, Willie Culpepper 1-6|
|CMICH: Andrew Flory 2-62, Courtney Williams 2-27, Saylor Lavallii 2-26, Titus Davis 2-25, Cody Wilson 1-24, Caleb Southworth 1-14, Zurlon Tipton 1-13, Connor Odykirk 1-8, Mike Kinville 1-3|
|Miami (Ohio)||4th Mid American East||3-5||4-8|
|Central Michigan||4th Mid American West||4-4||7-6|