ncaaf Game Recap
Chippewas Down Eastern Michigan 42-16 - Match Report
Jonathan Ward scampered through the Eastern Michigan defense for 132 yards as Central Michigan handed the Eagles a 42-16 defeat on Saturday at Kelly/Shorts Stadium.
Central Michigan was the ATS victor, as they covered the +3.5-point spread as an underdog. Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 54.0 were rewarded at the payout window.
Jonathan Ward rushed for 132 yards, while Kobe Lewis added 78 yards in the win. Kalil Pimpleton and JaCorey Sullivan added 112 and 76 receiving yards respectively.
Willie Parker rushed for 43 yards for Eastern Michigan, while Jairus Grissom added 20 yards. Mike Glass III threw for 193 yards for the Eagles, while receivers Mathew Sexton and Dylan Drummond had 42 and 32 yards respectively.
Central Michigan outgained Eastern Michigan 587-285 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 24-21 by the Chippewas.
The time of possession battle favored Central Michigan as their offense was on the field for 32:12, longer than the 27:48 of their opponents.
Central Michigan looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against New Mexico State. Eastern Michigan will aim to get back on the winning track vs. Ball State.