MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) -- Ontario Sneed rushed for a career high three touchdowns and gained 168 yards to lead Central Michigan to a 52-31 win over Toledo Saturday night.
The Chippewas and Rockets traded the lead four times and were tied on two different occasions in the Mid-American Conference opener for both teams.
But Central Michigan (1-1, 1-0 MAC West) broke a 31-31 third quarter tie when Sneed capped a 76-yard drive with a 5-yard run.
Chippewa quarterback Dan LeFevour was 22-of-32 for 244 yards and two TDs. He also rushed for two scores as Central Michigan amassed 463 yards of offense against the Rockets (0-2, 0-1). Freshman Antonio Brown caught nine passes for 105 yards and one touchdown. He had 198 all-purpose yards.
Toledo's Aaron Opelt threw for a career high 334 yards on 25-of-41 passing. He had two TD passes and one rushing score. The Rockets totaled 482 yards of offense.