CMU Falls To Kansas In Home Opener
MOUNT PLEASANT – There were many factors that played into Central Michigan’s home opener against Kansas.
The Jayhawks were 0-49 in all away games, meaning they hadn’t won a road game since 2009.
CMU, also with an unfortunate streak, had not beaten a power 5 team at home.
The game was scoreless until the second quarter when Kansas made a 31-yard-touchdown with just over 5 minutes remaining in the half.
CMU scored with a 30-yard-pass from Tony Poljan to Jamil Sabbagh in the third quarter. It would be the only touchdown the Chippewas would score in the game, with a final score of 31-7.
“I’m very disappointed in today’s outcome. Felt like we left a lot out on the field. Just too inconsistent on offense especially on third down, too many three’s and out’s. Saw some flashes there of what we can be when we could put some positive plays together. Obviously very hard to win a game when you turn the ball over 6 times,” said Coach John Bonamego.
“Just going to keep putting it together, that’s all we got to do, continue to help the young guys out, you know what I’m saying, and continue to keep our heads up and keep fighting,” added linebacker, Malik Fountain.
CMU now goes 0-6 against power 5 opponents and Kansas gets their first on-the-road win in 9 seasons.
“Yeah it makes it sting a little more knowing that. You know, they came into our place and they outplayed us and got the win over us,” said wide receiver, Jamil Sabbagh after the game.
Next up for the Chippewas is NIU at Huskies Stadium for their MAC opener. That game is Sept. 15 at 3:30 pm.