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Central Michigan upsets Ohio 26-23


ATHENS, Ohio (AP) Cooper Rush's third touchdown pass, a 5-yarder to Courtney Williams with 22 seconds remaining, lifted Central Michigan to a 26-23 upset over Ohio.

Ryan Boykin had given Ohio a 23-19 lead on a 1-yard run with 4:42 left. CMU (3-4, 2-1 Mid-American) failed to get a first down and punted. However, the punt was fumbled and recovered by Joe Bacci, setting up the Chippewas at the Ohio 39 for the winning drive.

The Chippewas played without injured receiver Titus Davis, who CMU coach Dan Enos calls the team's best player. But CMU, led by Rush and Saylor Lavallii, who had 184 yards rushing on 26 carries plus a receiving touchdown, snapped the Bobcats' four-game winning streak. Rush was 20-of-28 passing for 224 yards and an interception.

The Bobcats (4-2, 1-1) were hurt by four turnovers. Tyler Tettleton was 24-of-33 passing for 319 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions.

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Scoring Summary
OHIOJosiah Yazdani 45 yd FG
CMICHConnor Odykirk 17 yd pass from Cooper Rush (Ron Coluzzi kick)
CMICHRon Coluzzi 27 yd FG
CMICHRon Coluzzi 36 yd FG
OHIOTroy Hill 5 yd pass from Tyler Tettleton (Josiah Yazdani kick)
OHIOChase Cochran 69 yd pass from Tyler Tettleton (Josiah Yazdani kick)
CMICHSaylor Lavallii 7 yd pass from Cooper Rush (blocked XP)
OHIORyan Boykin 1 yd run (failed 2pt pass)
CMICHCourtney Williams 5 yd pass from Cooper Rush (Ron Coluzzi kick)
Team Stats
First Downs2225
Third Down Efficiency9-175-10
Fourth Down Efficiency0-01-1
Plays-Net Yards73-43270-439
Passing Yds224332
Kick Return Yds9089
Punt Return Yds02
Time of Poss.35:4624:8
Individual Stats
CMICH: Saylor Lavallii 26-184, Maurice Shoemaker-Gilmore 10-27, Cooper Rush 8--3
OHIO: Beau Blankenship 21-70, Ryan Boykin 11-44, Tyler Tettleton 2--7
CMICH: Cooper Rush 20-28-224-1, Team 0-1-0-0
OHIO: Tyler Tettleton 24-33-319-2, JD Sprague 1-2-13-0, Mario Dovell 0-1-0-0
CMICH: Courtney Williams 5-43, Ben McCord 3-42, Saylor Lavallii 3-11, Connor Odykirk 2-30, Anthony Rice 2-17, Defarrel Davis 1-36, Andrew Flory 1-21, Deon Butler 1-19, Jerry Harris 1-4, Adam Fenton 1-1
OHIO: Donte Foster 9-118, Sebastian Smith 4-38, Chase Cochran 3-122, Troy Hill 2-19, Ryan Boykin 2-10, Beau Blankenship 2-6, Mario Dovell 1-11, Daz'mond Patterson 1-4, Matt Waters 1-4
Central Michigan5th Mid American West3-56-7
Ohio1st Mid American East6-28-6

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