GAMEDAY College Football

Central Michigan 41, Bucknell 0

Associated Press

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. - Lew Nichols III ran for 166 yards and scored a pair of touchdowns and Central Michigan dominated Bucknell in a 41-0 win.

The Chippewas (1-2) posted their last shutout almost a year to the date when they beat Robert Morris 45-0 at home on Sept. 11, 2021. Nichols has led Central Michigan in rushing in 10 of its last 11 games.

Nichols scored twice in the second quarter on runs of 3 and 15 yards for a 20-0 Central Michigan advantage before halftime. The Chippewas got on the board when Daniel Richardson threw 10-yard touchdown to Joel Wilson to end a 12-play, 80-yard drive.

Richardson threw for 198 yards and two touchdowns, and in a reserve role after Richardson's departure, Jase Bauer ran for two scores from 10 and 8 yards out.

Ethan Grady threw for 96 yards for Bucknell (0-3).


Scoring Summary
Second Quarter BuckCentMi
CentMi TD 4:37 Joel Wilson 10 yard TD pass from Daniel Richardson (Josh Rolston Extra Point) 0 7
Third Quarter BuckCentMi
CentMi TD 6:26 Lew Nichols III 3 yard TD run (Josh Rolston Kick Failed) 0 13
CentMi TD 2:24 Lew Nichols III 15 yard TD run (Josh Rolston Extra Point) 0 20
Fourth Quarter BuckCentMi
CentMi TD 11:56 Langston Lewis 45 yard TD pass from Daniel Richardson (Marshall Meeder Extra Point) 0 27
CentMi TD 5:12 Jase Bauer 10 yard TD run (Marshall Meeder Extra Point) 0 34
CentMi TD 1:15 Jase Bauer 8 yard TD run (Marshall Meeder Extra Point) 0 41
Team Stats
  Bucknell Central Michigan
First downs 13 27
  Rushing 2 13
  Passing 9 13
  Penalty 2 1
3rd Down Efficiency 2-16, 13% 6-13, 46%
4th down efficiency 0-1, 0% 2-2, 100%
Rushes-Yards 30-18 43-271
Passing Yards 154 242
Return Yards 38 78
Completions-Attempts-Int 17-36-1 16-35-1
Sacks-Yards Lost 3-16 0-0
Punts 9 2
Fumbles Lost 3-1 1-1
Penalties - Yards 3-24 3-35
Bucknell Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
E. Grady 12 27 115 0 1
T. Beverett 5 9 39 0 0
Central Michigan Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
D. Richardson 15 34 198 2 1
J. Bauer 1 1 44 0 0
Bucknell Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
R. Baker 8 26 3.3 0
C. Bennett 9 15 1.7 0
M. Neal 1 3 3.0 0
D. Meuser 1 1 1.0 0
T. Beverett 7 -4 -0.6 0
E. Grady 4 -23 -5.8 0
Central Michigan Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
L. Nichols III 29 166 5.7 2
J. Bauer 6 47 7.8 2
M. Lukes 2 31 15.5 0
M. Bailey 4 18 4.5 0
J. McGaughy 1 9 9.0 0
D. Richardson 1 0 0.0 0
Bucknell Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
C. Tait 4 36 9.0 0
O. Ayungo 3 26 8.7 0
D. Harris 3 20 6.7 0
T. Beverett 1 18 18.0 0
C. Bennett 2 15 7.5 0
J. Gary 1 13 13.0 0
A. Barakat 1 13 13.0 0
K. Fontes 1 7 7.0 0
R. Baker 1 6 6.0 0
Central Michigan Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. McGaughy 4 69 17.3 0
L. Lewis 1 45 45.0 1
D. Temple 1 44 44.0 0
J. Wilson 3 28 9.3 1
F. Hogan 4 25 6.3 0
L. Nichols III 1 17 17.0 0
S. Hicks 1 8 8.0 0
M. Bailey 1 6 6.0 0
Bucknell Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Q. Lemon 1 0
Central Michigan Interceptions
Player Int Yards
C. Spann 1 18
Bucknell Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
R. Anderson 8 335 41.9
Central Michigan Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
L. Elzinga 2 92 46.0
Bucknell Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Central Michigan Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Williams 2 19 9.5
Bucknell Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
C. Bennett 1 17 17.0
D. Harris 1 21 21.0
Central Michigan Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
S. Hicks 1 41 41.0
Bucknell Missed FG
Player Length
R. Schatzel 44
Central Michigan Missed FG
Player Length
M. Meeder 44
M. Meeder 50
M. Meeder 44




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