A Messy Homecoming Game for Central Michigan Leads to Another Loss
MT. PLEASANT — The Central Michigan Chippewas will not be celebrating homecoming accordingly after a 17-16 Ball State win.
The Chippewas had a promising start with a 10 point lead. Josh Rolston made the 44-yard field goal followed by a Lew Nichols short 1-yard run into the end zone with the Cardinals scoreless.
In the second quarter Ball State came alive with a touchdown from Brady Hunt. From there the Chippewas’ offense began to fall apart, including a fumble that lead to a Cardinal touchdown.
“Our passing game is horrible. If you want me to spell that out for you I will,” said Central Michigan head coach Jim McElwain. “It’s very disappointing. And yet part of it is still trusting the people out there playing. Sometimes you’re going to have a drop. That’s the way it is man. That doesn’t mean you don’t go through and do what you’re supposed to do.”
Central Michigan’s next game is at noon on Saturday, Oct. 15 at Akron.