Scores

Final

SE Missouri St 27

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Cent Michigan 38

(1-0, 1-0 home)

7:00 PM ET, August 30, 2012

Kelly/Shorts Stadium, Mount Pleasant, MI

1 2 3 4 T
SEMO 10 14 3 027
CMU 10 14 7 738

Top Performers

Passing: R. Radcliff (CMU) - 171 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: Z. Tipton (CMU) - 17 CAR, 180 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: D. Foster (SEMO) - 6 REC, 97 YDS, 1 TD

Cent. Michigan 38, SE Missouri 27

Associated Press

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. -- Zurlon Tipton ran for a career-high 180 yards and three touchdowns Thursday night as Central Michigan opened the season with a 38-27 victory over Southeast Missouri.

The junior ran for touchdowns of 32 and 48 yards in the first half, racking up 120 yards on eight carries. The Chippewas had 324 yards on the ground in the game.

Central Michigan trailed 27-24 when it took the lead on a 20-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Radcliff to Jarrett Fleming, and added another score in the fourth on a 1-yard run by Tipton.

After a 24-24 tie at the half, Southeast Missouri took the lead on a 40-yard field by Drew Geldbach.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SEMO
CMU
1st Downs1428
Total Yards308495
Passing120171
Rushing188324
Penalties10-750-0
3rd Down Conversions5-136-9
4th Down Conversions0-10-0
Turnovers03
Possession30:5229:08

Passing Leaders

Southeast Missouri StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Lathrop10/171207.110
Central MichiganC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Radcliff14/231717.411

Rushing Leaders

Southeast Missouri StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Terrell15785.2025
Davis34314.3155
Central MichiganCARYDSAVGTDLG
Tipton1718010.6348
Garland171026.0121

Receiving Leaders

Southeast Missouri StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Foster69716.2143
Alli11010.0010
Central MichiganRECYDSAVGTDLG
Davis45112.8026
Fleming23618.0120

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSEMOCMU
FG08:53David Harman 24 Yd 03
TD07:46Spencer Davis 55 Yd Run (Drew Geldbach Kick) 73
FG04:26Drew Geldbach 37 Yd 103
TD02:06Zurlon Tipton 32 Yd Run (David Harman Kick) 1010
SECOND QUARTERSEMOCMU
TD11:29Scott Lathrop 4 Yd Run (Drew Geldbach Kick) 1710
TD07:13D.J. Foster 15 Yd Pass From Scott Lathrop (Drew Geldbach Kick) 2410
TD05:24Zurlon Tipton 48 Yd Run (David Harman Kick) 2417
TD00:39Anthony Garland 2 Yd Run (David Harman Kick) 2424
THIRD QUARTERSEMOCMU
FG06:02Drew Geldbach 40 Yd 2724
TD02:19Jarrett Fleming 20 Yd Pass From Ryan Radcliff (David Harman Kick) 2731
FOURTH QUARTERSEMOCMU
TD06:32Zurlon Tipton 1 Yd Run (David Harman Kick) 2738