CMU Eyes First 3-0 Start Since 2002

MT. PLEASANT – Days after rallying for a controversial stunning upset of ranked Oklahoma State, the Central Michigan football program is moving on from the emotional high of Saturday’s win and setting its sights on its first 3-0 start since 2002.

With the Chippewas recording their first win over a ranked team since 1991 (Michigan State), CMU was recognized by voters in the Associated Press and Coaches’ polls this week and turns its attention to UNLV (1-1), which is making its first visit to Mt. Pleasant since 1994.

"We’ve already moved on. We moved on Sunday afternoon after we’d done the tape corrections,” coach John Bonamego said. “You know, at the end of the day, it counts as one win. They all count the same. This one is just every bit as important as the last one, and you know, it’s the next one that we have to win, so that’s where all of our attention and focus is right now. 

“With this group, I think they understand the importance that each game is an individual event, and that you have to re-commit yourself each week to the process, and prepare to play and win another football game."

The Runnin’ Rebels are coming off a 42-21 loss to UCLA last week and hold a 3-1 record all-time against CMU, including a 31-21 win in Las Vegas in 2013.

Kickoff from Kelly/Shorts Stadium is set for 3 p.m.