MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. -- Zurlon Tipton rushed for three touchdowns, including a 72-yard run, to help Central Michigan beat Akron 35-14 on Saturday afternoon.
Tipton ran 72 yards up the sideline for his first touchdown of the game for Central Michigan (3-5, 1/3 Mid-American). He later had a 5-yard run and a 6-yard run for touchdowns. Tipton finished the game with 37 carries for 243 yards -- a career high. Central Michigan had a total of 264 yards on the ground.
Central Michigan led 14-7 at halftime, but Akron could only score seven more points.
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