Strong Start For New And Improved Central Michigan Football
MOUNT PLEASANT – After going winless since week 4 of the 2018 season, the CMU football team finally got the sweet taste of victory.
The Chippewas took down the Great Danes of Albany in their home opener at Kelly/Shorts stadium Thursday night 38-21. The game was slated to begin at 7 pm but due to weather, kick off did not happen until closer to 9 pm.
An impressive start for some newcomers, like quarterback Quinten Dormady, who threw for 285 yards with three touchdowns. The CMU offense racked up a total of 529 yards.
A great performance also by a familiar face in senior running back Jonathan Ward, who finished with 211 total yards and two touchdowns.
This was the debut of head coach Jim McElwain and what he has put together since being hired in December. He is the fifth coach to win his first game as the head coach for CMU of the 10 in program history.
Next up for CMU is No. 19 ranked Wisconsin on September 7.