GAMEDAY College Football

Central Michigan 30, Ohio 27

Associated Press

ATHENS, Ohio - Daniel Richardson threw the go-ahead touchdown to Kalil Pimpleton with 3:55 left and Central Michigan held on to beat Ohio 30-27.

The CMU (3-3, 1-1 Mid-American Conference) defense stuffed Ohio on its ensuing drive holding the Bobcats to minus-7 yards in three plays and forced the Bobcats to punt. The Chippewas proceeded to kill the clock from there.

Richardson threw for 257 yards, the score to Pimpleton and two interceptions. Lew Nichols III ran for 186 yards on 30 carries and two touchdowns for Central Michigan. Pimpleton also added a 7-yard end around for a score to give Central Michigan a 20-19 lead.

Sieh Bangura responded with a 40-yard touchdown run for Ohio and the two-point conversion gave the Bobcats a 27-20 advantage.

Ohio's Armani Rogers completed 13-of-18 pass attempts for 190 yards and ran for a score.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter CentMiOhio
CentMi TD 5:25 Lew Nichols III 3 yd run (Marshall Meeder kick) 7 0
Ohio FG 0:26 Stephen Johnson 29 yd FG 7 3
Second Quarter CentMiOhio
CentMi FG 7:01 Marshall Meeder 34 yd FG 10 3
Ohio TD 2:44 Armani Rogers 4 yd run (Stephen Johnson kick) 10 10
CentMi FG 0:34 Marshall Meeder 35 yd FG 13 10
Third Quarter CentMiOhio
Ohio TD 11:44 De'Montre Tuggle 2 yd run (missed kick) 13 16
Ohio FG 4:18 Stephen Johnson 44 yd FG 13 19
CentMi TD 1:05 Kalil Pimpleton 7 yd run (Marshall Meeder kick) 20 19
Fourth Quarter CentMiOhio
Ohio TD 11:57 Sieh Bangura 40 yd run (Adam Luehrman 2pt pass from Isiah Cox) 20 27
CentMi FG 10:06 Marshall Meeder 40 yd FG 23 27
CentMi TD 3:55 Kalil Pimpleton 28 yd pass from Daniel Richardson (Marshall Meeder kick) 30 27
Team Stats
  Central Michigan Ohio
First downs 23 22
  Rushing 11 11
  Passing 11 7
  Penalty 1 4
3rd Down Efficiency 5-13, 38% 4-13, 31%
4th down efficiency 0-1, 0% 3-3, 100%
Rushes-Yards 41-204 46-179
Passing Yards 257 190
Return Yards 25 94
Completions-Attempts-Int 16-30-2 13-19-0
Sacks-Yards Lost 1--10 2--9
Punts 2 3
Punts-Average 40 32.7
Fumbles Lost 0-0 1-1
Penalties - Yards 8-95 6-65
Time of Possession 26:33 33:27
Central Michigan Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
D. Richardson 16 30 257 1 2
Ohio Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
A. Rogers 13 18 190 0 0
I. Cox 0 1 0 0 0
Central Michigan Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
L. Nichols III 30 186 6.2 1
M. Lukes 4 13 3.3 0
M. Bailey 2 7 3.5 0
K. Pimpleton 1 7 7.0 1
D. Richardson 3 -2 -0.7 0
Ohio Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
D. Tuggle 19 83 4.4 1
S. Bangura 1 40 40.0 1
A. Rogers 15 37 2.5 1
O. Allison 6 11 1.8 0
J. Neatherton 3 8 2.7 0
P. Cole 1 1 1.0 0
Central Michigan Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
D. Dixon 4 91 22.8 0
K. Pimpleton 5 78 15.6 1
R. Simmons 1 30 30.0 0
L. Nichols III 3 24 8.0 0
L. Gumms 1 14 14.0 0
J. Wilson 1 14 14.0 0
K. Brewer III 1 6 6.0 0
Ohio Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
C. Odom 4 88 22.0 0
M. Cross 2 47 23.5 0
R. Luehrman 4 44 11.0 0
O. Allison 1 7 7.0 0
C. Cokley 1 3 3.0 0
T. Walton 1 1 1.0 0
Central Michigan Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Ohio Interceptions
Player Int Yards
T. Drake 2 23
Central Michigan Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
L. Elzinga 2 80 40.0
Ohio Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
J. Wieland 2 58 29.0
J. Wilson 1 40 40.0
Central Michigan Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Ohio Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Conner 1 13 13.0
Central Michigan Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
M. Lukes 1 25 25.0
Ohio Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
D. Tuggle 1 31 31.0
J. Neatherton 1 27 27.0
Central Michigan Missed FG
Player Length
Ohio Missed FG
Player Length
S. Johnson 47




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