MIAOHIO 0 13 7 7 27
CMICHIGAN 7 6 14 7 34
Date of game: 11/15/2014

Recap: Central Mich vs. Miami-Ohio

Mount Pleasant, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Cooper Rush completed three touchdown passes to Titus Davis, and the Central Michigan Chippewas outlasted the Miami- Ohio RedHawks, 34-27, in a Mid-American Conference tilt at Kelly/Shorts Stadium.

Rush completed 16-of-23 passing for 218 yards, three touchdowns and an interception for Central Michigan (7-4, 5-2 MAC), which has won three contests in a row. Devon Spalding rushed for 147 yards and two touchdowns, and Davis hauled in eight receptions for 102 yards and three scores.

Andrew Hendrix completed 24-of-41 passing for 369 yards and two touchdowns for Miami-Ohio (2-9, 2-5), which has dropped two in a row and four of its last five. Jared Murphy caught a touchdown pass and rushed for another score in the loss.

Central Michigan went ahead early when Rush hit Davis on a six-yard touchdown completion with 3:53 left to play in the opening frame. The touchdown pass capped a 10-play drive that ate up 80 yards and nearly five and a half minutes.

Miami got on the board when Kaleb Patterson connected on a 26-yard field goal with 11:12 left to play in the second quarter. The kick sliced CMU's lead to 7-3.

The RedHawks took the 10-7 lead when Hendrix found David Frazier for a 28-yard scoring completion with 8:09 left to play in the first half.

Rush found Davis for a second time in the end zone as CMU retook the advantage, 13-10. Again it was a six-yard pass completion, this time with 2:10 to play in the half that gave the Chippewas the edge. Brian Eavey's extra point try missed, so it was only a three-point lead for CMU.

The RedHawks knotted the score at 13-13 when Patterson converted a 41-yard field goal attempt with five seconds left in the second quarter. The teams went into halftime with the score tied.

Spalding gave Central Michigan the 20-13 lead with a two-yard touchdown run midway through the third quarter, but the RedHawks wouldn't let that lead hold up.

Just over two minutes later, Hendrix found Murphy on a nine-yard touchdown strike to knot the game up at 20-20.

But Spalding took a handoff 51 yards to the end zone with 3:08 left to play in the third quarter to once again give CMU a lead, this time at 27-20. It was the longest play in the short three-play drive.

Murphy scored his second touchdown of the day for Miami, this time on a running score, to knot the contest at 27-27. Murphy took a handoff and scored from 10 yards out with 13:31 left in the contest.

Rush hit Davis for the duo's third touchdown connection with 10:03 remaining to give the Chippewas a 34-27 advantage. The touchdown to Davis went nine yards, and proved to be the last one of the game.

Central Michigan had a 209-102 advantage in terms of rushing yards in the win, and converted on 4-of-8 third-down conversions in the contest.

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