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Motor City Bowl: Central Michigan beats Middle Tennessee St. 31-14

Motor City Bowl: Central Michigan beats Middle Tennessee St. 31-14

Ontario Sneed scored twice early to help the Central Michigan Chippewas beat Middle Tennessee State 31-14 in the U.S. college football's Motor City Bowl on Tuesday.
Also, Doug Kress returned an interception for a touchdown on the opening possession of the second half for Central Michigan to win its first Division I-A bowl.
Central Michigan (10-4) was led by interim coach Jeff Quinn, who was promoted three weeks ago when Brian Kelly was wooed away by the Cincinnati Bearcats. The Chippewas lost the 1994 Las Vegas and 1990 California Raisin Bowls.
The Blue Raiders (7-6) played in a Division I-A bowl for the first time in their eighth season at college football's highest level.
Sneed's 1-yard run and 29-yard reception gave the Chippewas a 14-0 lead with 5:53 left in the first quarter and Kress' 56-yard return put the Mid-American Conference champions ahead by three touchdowns early in the third.
The Blue Raiders held Central Michigan to minus-6 yards on its first two drives in the second half, then DeMarco McNair's 6-yard run made it 28-14 early in the fourth quarter.
Central Michigan botched a field goal attempt on the ensuing possession, giving the Sun Belt Conference co-champions hope until McNair was stuffed at the line on a fourth-and-1 from their 29 with 5 1/2 minutes left.


Updated : 2021-07-24 16:18 GMT+08:00