FOXBORO, Mass. -- Zurlon Tipton etched his name into the Central Michigan record books as the Chippewas routed Massachusetts 42-21 Friday in each team's Mid-American Conference finale.
The win earned the Chippewas (6-6, 4-4) bowl eligibility for the first time since 2009-10.
Tipton ran for 185 yards and four touchdowns on 25 carries. The junior finished the season with 20 touchdowns -- 19 on the ground -- tying him with Dan LeFevour's 2007 marks for the second highest single-season output in each category in the program's history. Tipton finished the season with 1,391 yards, the seventh best single-season mark at the school.
The 100-yard game was Tipton's sixth straight.
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