NCAAF Game Recap - Albany at Central Michigan
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

GATec
14
Clem
52
F
Duke
3
Ala
42
F
UGA
30
Vand
6
F
Hou
31
Okla
49
F
FlAtl
21
OHSt
45
F
GaSo
3
LSU
55
F
MidTN
21
Mich
40
F
ND
35
Lou
17
F
LaTec
14
Tex
45
F
Oreg
21
Aub
27
F
TxSt
7
TxAM
41
F
EWa
14
Wash
47
F
Utah
30
BYU
12
F
Idaho
7
PSU
79
F
FlaAM
0
UCF
62
F
Tuls
7
MSU
28
F
Wisc
49
SoFL
0
F
MiaOH
14
Iowa
38
F
NoIa
26
IASt
29
F(2OT)
Syr
24
Lib
0
F
NMSt
7
WaSt
58
F
SoAl
21
Neb
35
F
NW
7
Stan
17
F
Alb
21
C Mi
38
F
UCLA
14
Cin
24
F
RMor
10
Buff
38
F
Wagn
21
UConn
24
F
Mor
3
BGSU
46
F
C Ark
35
W Ky
28
F
GWebb
28
Char
49
F
AlaSt
19
UAB
24
F
FLInt
14
Tul
42
F
SDSU
21
Minn
28
F
NoCol
18
SJSU
35
F
Kent
7
AzSt
30
F
Rice
7
Army
14
F
UMass
21
Rut
48
F
UtSt
35
Wake
38
F
Purd
31
Nev
34
F
ColSt
31
Colo
52
F
OkSt
52
OreSt
36
F
Miss
10
Mem
15
F
MisSt
38
ULLaf
28
F
InSt
17
Kans
24
F
Akr
3
Ill
42
F
ECU
6
NCSt
34
F
How
0
MD
79
F
Toled
24
KY
38
F
Ind
34
Ball
24
F
Boise
36
FlaSt
31
F
JMU
13
WVU
20
F
URI
20
Ohio
41
F
Buck
12
Temp
56
F
HolyC
7
Navy
45
F
Colg
7
AF
48
F
GASt
38
Tenn
30
F
SCar
20
UNC
24
F
E Mi
30
CoCar
23
F
ETenn
7
App
42
F
MonSt
10
TxTch
45
F
PorSt
13
Ark
20
F
VaTec
28
BC
35
F
SamHu
31
NM
39
F
(N/A)
7
UTSA
35
F
Camp
14
Troy
43
F
UCDav
13
Cal
27
F
VMI
17
Marsh
56
F
IllSt
10
NIU
24
F
Monm
13
WestMI
48
F
AlcSt
10
SMiss
38
F
Nich
14
K St
49
F
SFA
17
Bayl
56
F
SMU
37
ArkSt
30
F
Norf
21
OD
24
F
Mizzu
31
Wyo
37
F
Abil
31
NorTx
51
F
UVA
30
Pitt
14
F
Gram
9
ULMon
31
F
HBU
34
UTEP
36
F
ArkPB
7
TCU
39
F
Web
0
SDSU
6
F
SoUt
23
UNLV
56
F
Fres
23
USC
31
F

Central Michigan 38, Albany 21

Aug 29, 2019, 7:00 PM EDT

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Albany (0-1)

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21

Central Michigan (1-0)

7

17

7

7

38

Central Michigan opens McElwain era with win over Albany
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:27 AM

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) Quinten Dormady threw three touchdown passes, Jonathan Ward ran for two scores, and Central Michigan kicked off the coach Jim McElwain era with its 12th straight win against FCS opponents, 38-21 against Albany in Thursday night's season opener.

Dormady (27 of 37 for 285 yards) hit Tyrone Scott on a 22-yard TD pass in the first quarter, then cashed in on D'Andre Dill's fumble recovery with a 14-yard scoring pass to Scott eight plays later. Dormady's 4-yard TD pass to Kalil Pimpleton put the FBS Chippewas up 24-7 at halftime.

Central Michigan, 1-11 last season in Mid-American Conference play, gained 529 total yards to the Great Danes' 244 and held them to 45 yards rushing. Despite an opening-drive fumble, Ward (158 yards on 22 carries) led the Chippewas' 244-yard ground attack and scored on a 7-yard run in the third quarter and a 12-yarder in the fourth.

Redshirt freshman Jeff Undercuffer (15 of 28 for 199 yards) threw TD passes of 36 and nine yards to Juwan Green for the Great Danes, who play in the Colonial Athletic Association. Defensive end Eli Mencer sacked Dormady in the fourth quarter, forcing a fumble which he recovered and returned 52 yards for a score.

Albany has played FBS teams in five straight season openers, beating Buffalo 22-16, in 2016.

McElwain, hired last December, was head coach at Florida from 2015-2017 and wide receivers coach at Michigan in 2018.

Passing

Alb Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
J. Dabney 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 39.6
J. Undercuffler 28 15 53.6 2 199 36 0 100.1
C Mi Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
Q. Dormady 37 27 73.0 3 285 28 0 122.0

Rushing

Alb Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
K. Mofor 16 45 2.8 13 0
J. Dabney 1 6 6.0 6 0
C Mi Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
J. Ward 22 158 7.2 19 2
K. Lewis 13 50 3.8 12 0

Receiving

Alb Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
J. Green 5 94 18.8 36 2
K. Mofor 2 42 21.0 36 0
C Mi Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
T. Scott 5 93 18.6 28 2
J. Ward 3 53 17.7 25 0

Fumbles

Alb F FL
K. Mofor 1 1
C Mi F FL
Q. Dormady 2 1
J. Ward 2 2

Returning

Alb KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
D. McDonald 5 21.8 0 30 1 -3.0 0 0
D. Holmes 1 24.0 0 24 0 - 0 0
C Mi KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
K. Lewis 2 19.0 0 21 0 - 0 0
K. Pimpleton 0 - 0 0 2 7.0 0 14

Punting

Alb Punt Yds Avg LgPu
J. Mitchell 5 196 39.2 45
C Mi Punt Yds Avg LgPu
B. Buell 2 76 38.0 52

Takeaways

Team Stats Comparison

Alb C Mi
Points For 21 38
Total Yards 244 529
Rushing Yards 45 244
Passing Yards 199 285
Passing Completions / Attempts 15/29 27/37
Turnovers 1 3
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Fumbles - Lost 1/1 4/3
First Downs 13 31
Penalties - Yards 4/30 11/87
Time Of Possession 22:22 38:38
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 3/13 6/13
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 2/3 3/3
Punts - Average Yards 5/39 2/38

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter Alb C Mi
C Mi 10:17 TD Tyrone Scott 22 yd pass from Quinten Dormady (Ryan Tice kick) 0 7
2nd Quarter Alb C Mi
C Mi 0:04 TD Tyrone Scott 14 yd pass from Quinten Dormady (Quinten Dormady kick) 0 14
C Mi 6:25 FG Ryan Tice 50 yd FG 0 17
Alb 9:33 TD Juwan Green 36 yd pass from Jeff Undercuffler (Dylan Burns kick) 7 17
C Mi 14:58 TD Kalil Pimpleton 4 yd pass from Quinten Dormady (Ryan Tice kick) 7 24
3rd Quarter Alb C Mi
Alb 6:00 TD Juwan Green 9 yd pass from Jeff Undercuffler (Dylan Burns kick) 14 24
C Mi 10:05 TD Jonathan Ward 7 yd run (Ryan Tice kick) 14 31
4th Quarter Alb C Mi
Alb 0:47 TD Eli Mencer 52 yd fumble return (Dylan Burns kick) 21 31
C Mi 8:43 TD Jonathan Ward 12 yd run (Ryan Tice kick) 21 38

Game Information

Stadium: Kelly/Shorts Stadium, Mount Pleasant, Michigan
Attendance: 12,207
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