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).
|CMICH||Zurlon Tipton 1 yd run (David Harman kick)|
|CMICH||Connor Odykirk 5 yd pass from Ryan Radcliff (David Harman kick)|
|MA||Michael Cox 1 yd run (Blake Lucas kick)|
|MA||Rob Blanchflower 8 yd pass from A.J. Doyle (Blake Lucas kick)|
|MA||Deion Walker 11 yd pass from A.J. Doyle (Blake Lucas kick)|
|CMICH||Zurlon Tipton 3 yd run (David Harman kick)|
|CMICH||Zurlon Tipton 9 yd run (David Harman kick)|
|CMICH||Saylor Lavallii 6 yd run (David Harman kick)|
|CMICH||Zurlon Tipton 61 yd run (David Harman kick)|
|Third Down Efficiency||5-10||6-15|
|Fourth Down Efficiency||0-1||1-3|
|Kick Return Yds||83||84|
|Punt Return Yds||0||26|
|Time of Poss.||29:32||30:28|
|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 Michigan||4th Mid American West||4-4||7-6|