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Central Michigan football blows past Akron, 45-24, in MAC opener

Detroit Free Press logo Detroit Free Press 9/15/2019 Detroit Free Press staff reports, Detroit Free Press
a group of baseball players on a field: Lansing Catholic alum Tony Poljan began the season at Central Michigan's starting quarterback. He'll be the backup this week at Michigan State. © Andy Lyons / Getty Images Lansing Catholic alum Tony Poljan began the season at Central Michigan's starting quarterback. He'll be the backup this week at Michigan State.

Kobe Lewis ran for 146 yards and three touchdowns as Central Michigan defeated Akron, 45-24, on Saturday in Mt. Pleasant. 

Lewis' two touchdown runs in the fourth quarter helped the Chippewas (2-1, 1-0 Mid-American) pull away for its second home win of the season. 

David Moore threw for 316 yards and two touchdowns and Kalil Pimpleton caught seven passes for 116 yards and a TD and was also 1-for-1 passing for 28 yards.

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Kato Nelson was 25-for-41 for 243 yards and three touchdowns for Akron (0-3, 0-1). 

The Chippewas held the Zips to 40 yards rushing and outgained Akron, 533 to 324. 

CMU scored the first 17 points of the game, including Lewis' 4-yard run and a 2-yard touchdown catch from Moore to quarterback-turned-tight end Tony Poljan.

Ryan Tice booted three field goals (24, 43 and 35 yards) for CMU.

GLIAC

Truman (Mo.) 35, Wayne State 12: Dakota Kupp ran for 110 yards for visiting Wayne State (0-2). Darece Roberson hauled in a game-high seven catches for 83 yards. Leon Eggleston led the defensive effort with 11 tackles.   

Saginaw Valley State 35, Tiffin (Ohio) 20: Ryan Conklin threw a pair of touchdowns and added another on the ground for host Saginaw Valley (2-0). Justin Whitted returned a blocked field goal 87 yards for a touchdown.

Davenport 13, Lake Erie (Ohio) 9: Deion Powers grabbed two interceptions to lead visiting Davenport (1-0), which held Lake Erie to just 30 yards rushing on 29 attempts. Gabe Ford added a rushing touchdown.

Michigan Tech 24, McKendree (Ill.) 19: Will Ark passed for 137 yards, rushed for 73 and added a touchdown on the ground for visiting Michigan Tech (2-0). Jordan Ferguson and Jacob Wenzlick each ran for a touchdown as the Huskies ran for 188 yards on 48 attempts. in a ground-heavy Huskies’ attack (48 attempts, 188 yards).

Ferris State 48, Central Washington 28: Jayru Campbell registered 271 yards and three passing touchdowns for visiting Ferris State (2-0). Evan Cummins controlled the ground game with 75 yards and three touchdowns. The Bulldogs forced three Central Washington turnovers.

Texas-Permian Basin 40, Northern Michigan 24: Tyshon King had two rushing touchdowns for visiting Northern Michigan (1-1). Ryan Johnson threw for 246 yards and a touchdown, but was also picked off twice.

MIAA

Hanover (Ind.) 49, Adrian 28: Jack Wurzer completed 22 of 34 passes for 308 yards for visiting Adrian (0-2). Jerome Neal added a pair of rushing touchdowns. Brandon Kwiatkowski recorded four tackles and an interception.

Albion 48, Franklin (Ind.) 26: Kyle Thomas passed for 263 yards and five touchdowns for visiting Albion (2-0). Justin Thomas pulled down three touchdown catches and Marlon Martin added a pair.

Alma 35, Manchester (Ind.) 7: Ryan Stevens threw for 198 yards and a touchdown, and added 63 rushing yards for visiting Alma (1-1). Chase Krueger had a 51-yard touchdown catch. Zeke Ramirez had a sack and forced fumble.

Ripon (Wis.) 45, Finlandia 12: DJ Davis and Darin Johnson combined for 133 rushing yards and two touchdowns for host Finlandia (0-2). Christian Creten picked up 13 tackles to pace the Lions’ defensive effort.

Hope 80, Defiance (Ohio) 6: Mason Opple enjoyed a career day with 263 yards passing and five touchdowns for host Hope (1-1). Kenyea Houston added 85 rushing yards and a pair of touchdowns. The Flying Dutchmen scored touchdowns on each of their first six drives.

Greenville (Ill.) 31, Kalamazoo 17: Jared Pittman tallied 84 rushing yards, including a 33-yard score for visiting Kalamazoo (1-1). Niko Nickson passed for 183 yards and a touchdown, but also committed four turnovers.

Olivet 54, Concordia (Ill.) 24: Kaleb Jarrett completed 14 of 16 passes for 219 yards and contributed four touchdowns (two passing, two rushing) for visiting Olivet (2-0). Noah McMinn racked up 99 rushing yards and a pair of scores. Jalen Broussard had eight catches for 113 yards and a touchdown.

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