Big Effort By CMU In Battle Against Miami
MIAMI – The Chippewas knew it was going to be a challenge heading down to Miami (Fla.) on Saturday afternoon, facing yet again another Power 5 opponent.
There was hope early, as CMU kept the Hurricanes to only one touchdown in the first quarter.
Into the second quarter, Traverse City native Brady Buell set up the Chippewa defense well with a punt that was downed inside the 10 yard line. True freshman Jacques Bristol sacked the Miami QB into the end zone for a safety, and Miami only lead 7-2 at the half.
The safety by Bristol is CMU’s first safety since 2017 in their game against Boston College.
Hurricanes came out in the opening drive of the second half and got in the end zone.
The Chippewas did push back, with a field goal by Ryan Tice and a rushing touchdown by David Moore, but it wouldn’t be enough.
CMU fell to Miami 17-12.
Next for the Chippewas is Western Michigan on September 28.