Eastern Michigan at Central Michigan

Central Michigan rolls past E. Michigan 42-10


MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) Zurlon Tipton ran for four touchdowns on Friday to lead Central Michigan in a 42-10 victory over Eastern Michigan and become bowl eligible in the Mid-American Conference for the second-straight season.

Tipton ran for 216 yards and scored back-to-back-to-back touchdowns in the first half to jump the Chippewas (6-6, 5-3) to a 21-0 lead. His third touchdown was on an 86-yard run and he finished the half with 134 yards.

Eastern Michigan (2-10, 1-7) drove down the field for 85 yards in 55 seconds to score its first touchdown, making the score 21-10, before the end of the first half.

Central Michigan's Courtney Williams ran back the opening kickoff of the second half for an 84-yard touchdown, marking the Chippewas first kickoff return for a touchdown since January 6, 2010.

Another TD run by Tipton and Avery Cunningham's 75-yard pick for a touchdown concluded Central Michigan's scoring.

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Scoring Summary
CMICHZurlon Tipton 4 yd run (Ron Coluzzi kick)
CMICHZurlon Tipton 1 yd run (Ron Coluzzi kick)
CMICHZurlon Tipton 86 yd run (Ron Coluzzi kick)
EMICHDylan Mulder 24 yd FG
EMICHCole Gardner 10 yd pass from Brogan Roback (Dylan Mulder kick)
CMICHCourtney Williams 84 yd kick return (Ron Coluzzi kick)
CMICHZurlon Tipton 44 yd run (Ron Coluzzi kick)
CMICHAvery Cunningham 75 yd interception return (Ron Coluzzi kick)
Team Stats
First Downs2017
Third Down Efficiency5-126-9
Fourth Down Efficiency0-10-0
Plays-Net Yards67-34453-387
Passing Yds15192
Kick Return Yds134100
Punt Return Yds06
Time of Poss.30:2729:33
Individual Stats
EMICH: Bronson Hill 25-166, Ryan Brumfield 11-36, Brogan Roback 2--9
CMICH: Zurlon Tipton 20-216, Titus Davis 3-43, Anthony Garland 3-34, Saylor Lavallii 7-12, Maurice Shoemaker-Gilmore 2-9, Team 2--4, Cooper Rush 2--15
EMICH: Brogan Roback 14-27-139-1, Tyler Benz 1-1-12-0, Team 0-1-0-0
CMICH: Cooper Rush 9-14-92-1
EMICH: Dustin Creel 10-109, Tyreese Russell 3-26, Cole Gardner 1-10, Duwhan Alford 1-6
CMICH: Mike Kinville 2-32, Titus Davis 2-19, Courtney Williams 2-5, Andrew Flory 1-23, Zurlon Tipton 1-8, Connor Odykirk 1-5
Eastern Michigan4th Mid American West4-47-6
Central Michigan5th Mid American West3-56-7

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