NCAAF Game Recap - Central Michigan at Miami (FL)
Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

Char
10
Clem
52
F
SMiss
7
Ala
49
F
ND
17
UGA
23
F
LSU
66
Vand
38
F
MiaOH
5
OHSt
76
F
Aub
28
TxAM
20
F
Tenn
3
Fla
34
F
Utah
23
USC
30
F
Mich
14
Wisc
35
F
OkSt
30
Tex
36
F
UCF
34
Pitt
35
F
Oreg
21
Stan
6
F
UCLA
67
WaSt
63
F
AF
19
Boise
30
F
OD
17
UVA
28
F
Wash
45
BYU
19
F
Cal
28
Miss
20
F
Colo
34
AzSt
31
F
SMU
41
TCU
38
F
Hou
31
Tul
38
F
FLInt
31
LaTec
43
F
MSU
31
NW
10
F
ULMon
20
IASt
72
F
Elon
7
Wake
49
F
WestMI
33
Syr
52
F
BC
30
Rut
16
F
UConn
3
Ind
38
F
Mor
21
Army
52
F
CoCar
62
UMass
28
F
ULLaf
45
Ohio
25
F
CenCt
29
E Mi
34
F
Troy
35
Akr
7
F
BGSU
20
Kent
62
F
SoAl
3
UAB
35
F
Wyo
21
Tuls
24
F
App
34
UNC
31
F
Lou
24
FlaSt
35
F
Temp
22
Buff
38
F
SCar
14
Mizzu
34
F
KY
13
MisSt
28
F
C Mi
12
MiaFL
17
F
NMSt
52
NM
55
F
WVU
29
Kans
24
F
W&M
7
ECU
19
F
Hamp
27
Lib
62
F
Wagn
7
FlAtl
42
F
GASt
34
TxSt
37
F(2OT)
SIU
28
ArkSt
41
F
Bayl
21
Rice
13
F
Ball
23
NCSt
34
F
UTSA
3
NorTx
45
F
SJSU
31
Ark
24
F
Nev
37
UTEP
21
F
Neb
42
Ill
38
F
SacSt
20
Fres
34
F
Toled
41
ColSt
35
F
UtSt
23
SDSU
17
F
C Ark
16
Hawaii
35
F

Sep 21, 2019, 4:00 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Central Michigan (2-2)

0

2

3

7

12

Miami (FL) (2-2)

7

0

7

3

17

Miami barely gets past Central Michigan, 17-12
Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:52 PM

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) Miami's worst game of the season was good enough to beat Central Michigan.

Jarren Williams passed for 250 yards and a touchdown, DeeJay Dallas ran for another score and Miami - a 30-point favorite - needed a takeaway in the final seconds to seal a 17-12 win over Central Michigan.

"Tonight was our second win, but probably our fourth-best performance of the four that we've had so far," Miami coach Manny Diaz said. "With all that being said, the only thing we could accomplish here today was beat Central Michigan - which, after the course of 60 minutes when everything was added up, that's what we got done."

Barely.

The Hurricanes gave up four sacks, committed 13 penalties, allowed a safety, dropped an interception, got a punt blocked, went 1 for 10 on third downs and ran for only 51 yards on 34 attempts - against a Mid-American Conference team whose only other outing against a Power 5 opponent so far this season resulted in a 61-0 beating at Wisconsin.

And at the end, it took a 59-yard field-changing punt from Miami's Louis Hedley to pin Central Michigan deep in the final minute and an interception with six seconds remaining before Miami (2-2) could finally exhale.

"I'm really proud of those kids in that locker room," said Central Michigan coach Jim McElwain, the former Florida coach whose return to the Sunshine State almost delivered a big upset. "They made a decision and a choice this week to go out and really play hard. And I tell you what, we played hard - which was great to see."

Brevin Jordan caught three passes for 70 yards for the Hurricanes, who went 85 yards relatively easily for a touchdown on their first drive and then managed a total of only 117 yards and seven points on their next nine possessions. K.J. Osborn had a touchdown catch in the third quarter for Miami.

"We were just really hurting ourselves," Jordan said. "We've just got to execute better. ... We're going to clean it up."

Ryan Tice kicked a career-long 55-yard field goal for Central Michigan (2-2). The Chippewas got within five on David Moore's 1-yard keeper with 3:21 left, capping a 17-play drive that was extended in part by four Miami penalties near the goal line.

"Their quarterback is a dude," Diaz said. "That guy can play."

Moore finished 23 of 50 for 217 yards. Williams completed 17 of 24 passes for Miami.

McElwain said he asked his team for one thing, and it delivered.

"When the game was over, be able to look yourself in the mirror and say `You know what, I gave everything I had,"' McElwain said. "We had about 63 guys on the trip that gave everything they had."

THE TAKEAWAY

Central Michigan: The Chippewas are now 0-4 all-time in the state of Florida, getting outscored 185-41. The next time they're scheduled to come to Florida is 2024 for a game at FIU. ... Tice's field goal was two yards shy of the CMU school record, that being a 57-yarder by Rade Davich against Ball State in 1975.

Miami: The Hurricanes had a rare 1st-and-1 from the Central Michigan 46 early in the third quarter, after a downfield holding penalty nullified much of a big gain on a screen pass. ... Kicker Bubba Baxa made a 22-yard field goal in the fourth quarter, after a 27-yard miss was wiped out by a penalty. Baxa had missed a kick from 30 yards or less in each of Miami's first three games.

NO PICKS

Williams still hasn't thrown for an interception in 119 throws. It's the longest such career-opening stretch by any Miami quarterback.

BIG KICK

In addition to the big kick in the final minute, Hedley - who also had a punt blocked Saturday - booted a 57-yarder in the second quarter. The 59-yarder was Miami's longest punt since Justin Vogel kicked a 63-yarder in 2016.

UP NEXT

Central Michigan: Returns to Mid-American play at Western Michigan next Saturday.

Miami: Off next week, then returns to ACC play Oct. 5 at home against Virginia Tech.

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Passing

C Mi Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
T. Lazzaro 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 39.6
D. Moore 50 23 46.0 0 217 30 1 50.2
MiaFL Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
J. Williams 24 17 70.8 1 250 38 0 118.4

Rushing

C Mi Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
K. Lewis 15 45 3.0 10 0
L. Nichols 5 5 1.0 4 0
MiaFL Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
D. Dallas 14 34 2.4 12 1
C. Harris 9 20 2.2 7 0

Receiving

C Mi Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
K. Pimpleton 11 73 6.6 20 0
T. Scott 3 69 23.0 30 0
MiaFL Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
B. Jordan 3 70 23.3 27 0
W. Mallory 2 59 29.5 38 0

Fumbles

C Mi F FL
D. Moore 2 2
MiaFL F FL
J. Thomas 1 0
J. Williams 1 1

Returning

C Mi KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
K. Pimpleton 0 - 0 0 3 5.3 0 11
M. Braswell 2 35.0 0 45 0 - 0 0
MiaFL KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
J. Thomas 1 21.0 0 21 1 16.0 0 16

Punting

C Mi Punt Yds Avg LgPu
B. Buell 6 239 39.8 51
MiaFL Punt Yds Avg LgPu
L. Hedley 4 192 48.0 59

Takeaways

MiaFL Int Yds InTD
G. Rousseau 0 0 0
A. Blades Jr. 1 0 0

Team Stats Comparison

C Mi MiaFL
Points For 12 17
Total Yards 248 301
Rushing Yards 31 51
Passing Yards 217 250
Passing Completions / Attempts 23/51 17/24
Turnovers 3 1
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Fumbles - Lost 2/2 2/1
First Downs 21 16
Penalties - Yards 9/60 13/93
Time Of Possession 46:46 14:14
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 6/18 1/10
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 2/2 1/2
Punts - Average Yards 6/40 5/42

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter C Mi MiaFL
MiaFL 6:28 TD DeeJay Dallas 1 yd run (Bubba Baxa kick) 0 7
2nd Quarter C Mi MiaFL
C Mi 3:54 SF Team safety 2 7
3rd Quarter C Mi MiaFL
MiaFL 4:15 TD K.J. Osborn 6 yd pass from Jarren Williams (Bubba Baxa kick) 2 14
C Mi 13:33 FG Ryan Tice 55 yd FG 5 14
4th Quarter C Mi MiaFL
MiaFL 3:19 FG Bubba Baxa 22 yd FG 5 17
C Mi 11:44 TD David Moore 1 yd run (Ryan Tice kick) 12 17

Game Information

Stadium: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
Attendance: 49,997
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