Central Michigan at Massachusetts

Cent. Michigan 42, UMass 21


FOXBORO, Mass. (AP) - Zurlon Tipton etched his name into the Central Michigan record books as the Chippewas routed Massachusetts 42-21 Friday in each team's Mid-American Conference finale.

The win earned the Chippewas (6-6, 4-4) bowl eligibility for the first time since 2009-10.

Tipton ran for 185 yards and four touchdowns on 25 carries. The junior finished the season with 20 touchdowns - 19 on the ground - tying him with Dan LeFevour's 2007 marks for the second highest single-season output in each category in the program's history. Tipton finished the season with 1,391 yards, the seventh best single-season mark at the school.

The 100-yard game was Tipton's sixth straight.

Cody Wilson caught five passes for 26 yards, and has a reception in 41 consecutive games, the second longest streak in college football behind Duke's Conner Vernon (46).

Rob Blanchflower had 10 catches for 100 yards and a touchdown for UMass (1-11, 1-7).

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Scoring Summary
CMICHZurlon Tipton 1 yd run (David Harman kick)
CMICHConnor Odykirk 5 yd pass from Ryan Radcliff (David Harman kick)
MAMichael Cox 1 yd run (Blake Lucas kick)
MARob Blanchflower 8 yd pass from A.J. Doyle (Blake Lucas kick)
MADeion Walker 11 yd pass from A.J. Doyle (Blake Lucas kick)
CMICHZurlon Tipton 3 yd run (David Harman kick)
CMICHZurlon Tipton 9 yd run (David Harman kick)
CMICHSaylor Lavallii 6 yd run (David Harman kick)
CMICHZurlon Tipton 61 yd run (David Harman kick)
Team Stats
First Downs1818
Third Down Efficiency5-106-15
Fourth Down Efficiency0-11-3
Plays-Net Yards61-34472-317
Passing Yds82253
Kick Return Yds8384
Punt Return Yds026
Time of Poss.29:3230:28
Individual Stats
CMICH: Zurlon Tipton 25-185, Saylor Lavallii 10-56, Ryan Radcliff 3-15, Anthony Garland 3-7, Team 1--1
MA: Michael Cox 17-66, Chris Burns 2-4, Jordan Broadnax 2-2, A.J. Doyle 5--8
CMICH: Ryan Radcliff 10-19-82-1
MA: A.J. Doyle 30-45-253-3, Ian Shultis 0-1-0-1
CMICH: Cody Wilson 5-26, Zurlon Tipton 2-31, Saylor Lavallii 1-16, Connor Odykirk 1-5, Adam Fenton 1-4
MA: Rob Blanchflower 10-100, Alan Williams 7-59, Deion Walker 7-47, Jordan Broadnax 2-31, Bernard Davis 2-11, Michael Cox 1-3, Dan Foesel 1-2
Central Michigan5th Mid American West3-56-7
Massachusetts1st FBS Independents 0-02-10

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