AKRON, OHIO – Junior quarterback Cooper Rush engineered touchdown drives of 69 and 75 yards in leading the Central Michigan Chippewas to a 14-6 victory over the Akron Zips in a battle of defenses Saturday afternoon at InfoCision Stadium.
Central Michigan (5-4, 4-1 MAC) picked up it's third consecutive victory, second straight on the road, and fourth in the last five games to stay just one-half game behind Toledo and Western Michigan in the MAC Western Division. In addition, Central defeated UA for the sixth consecutive time and 10th in the last 11 games.
“It wasn’t the prettiest game.” CMU had coach John Bonamego said. “We didn’t move the ball well against Akron, but (in) the two other phases (defense and special teams, I thought we were decisive.”
Akron (3-5, 1-3 MAC) dropped its second straight contest and third in the last four games.
“We were right there.” Zips head coach Terry Bowden said. “We needed just one more play, and that is what they did to beat us. They made one more play.”
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