Scores

Final

Cent Michigan 31

(2-1, 1-0 MAC)

Ohio 28

(0-3, 0-1 MAC)

2:00 PM ET, September 13, 2008

Peden Stadium, Athens, OH

1 2 3 4 T
CMU 0 10 7 1431
OHIO 14 0 0 1428

Top Performers

Passing: B. Jackson (OHIO) - 365 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: C. Garrett (OHIO) - 12 CAR, 51 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: C. Garrett (OHIO) - 3 REC, 124 YDS, 2 TD

Cent. Michigan 31, Ohio 28

Associated Press

ATHENS, Ohio -- Dan LeFevour passed for 361 yards and ran for a touchdown and Ontario Sneed added two short scoring plunges to lead Central Michigan to a 31-28 victory over Ohio on Saturday.

LeFevour capped a 6-play, 76-yard drive with his 2-yard scoring run with 9:08 remaining, boosting the Chippewas (2-1, 1-0 Mid-American Conference) to a 31-21 lead.

The Bobcats (0-3, 0-1) came right back and scored on their first play after the ensuing kickoff on Boo Jackson's 77-yard pass to Chris Garrett, with Barrett Way's extra-point kick cutting the lead to three points.

After forcing a punt, the Bobcats drove to a first down at the CMU 8. But three plays later Jackson was hit at the goal line by Nick Bellore and fumbled, with Matt Berning recovering for the Chippewas in the end zone.

Ohio got the ball back once more but Jackson was sacked by Casey Droscha and fumbled again, with Sean Murnane recovering at the Bobcats 40 with 30 seconds remaining. The Chippewas then ran out the clock.

LeFevour also led CMU in rushing, netting 45 yards on 17 carries. Sneed, who had 15 yards on six carries, scored on runs of 1 and 3 yards.

Garrett also scored on a 12-yard run and 45-yard pass from Jackson. Jackson set a school record with 413 total yards. He completed 17-of-31 passes for 365 yards and three scores, his passing yardage ranking as the fourth-best passing day at Ohio.

Antonio Brown had a 75-yard punt return for a touchdown for Central Michigan.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
CMU
OHIO
1st Downs2120
Total Yards431513
Passing361365
Rushing70148
Penalties5-526-55
3rd Down Conversions8-167-16
4th Down Conversions0-00-0
Turnovers02
Possession28:3231:28

Passing Leaders

Central MichiganC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
LeFevour28/423618.600
OhioC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Jackson17/3136511.830

Rushing Leaders

Central MichiganCARYDSAVGTDLG
LeFevour17452.6113
Sneed6152.527
OhioCARYDSAVGTDLG
Garrett12514.3112
Jackson9485.3011

Receiving Leaders

Central MichiganRECYDSAVGTDLG
Pitts68313.8030
Anderson38026.7044
OhioRECYDSAVGTDLG
Garrett312441.3277
Price36120.3044

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERCMUOHIO
TD10:37Chris Garrett 12 Yd Run (Barrett Way Kick) 07
TD08:53Chris Garrett 45 Yd Pass From Boo Jackson (Barrett Way Kick) 014
SECOND QUARTERCMUOHIO
FG13:16Andrew Aguila 32 Yd 314
TD04:41Ontario Sneed 1 Yd Run (Andrew Aguila Kick) 1014
THIRD QUARTERCMUOHIO
TD10:47Antonio Brown 75 Yd Punt Return (Andrew Aguila Kick) 1714
FOURTH QUARTERCMUOHIO
TD13:07Ontario Sneed 3 Yd Run (Andrew Aguila Kick) 2414
TD10:48Donte Harden 43 Yd Pass From Boo Jackson (Barrett Way Kick) 2421
TD09:08Dan Lefevour 2 Yd Run (Andrew Aguila Kick) 3121
TD08:51Chris Garrett 77 Yd Pass From Boo Jackson (Barrett Way Kick) 3128