NCAAF Game Recap - Akron at Central Michigan
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:00 PM EDT

Clem
41
Syr
6
F
Ala
47
SCar
23
F
ArkSt
0
UGA
55
F
NWSt
14
LSU
65
F
Okla
48
UCLA
14
F
OHSt
51
Ind
10
F
NM
14
ND
66
F
Kent
16
Aub
55
F
Fla
29
KY
21
F
IdSt
0
Utah
31
F
Tex
48
Rice
13
F
Pitt
10
PSU
17
F
Mont
3
Oreg
35
F
Lamar
3
TxAM
62
F
Stan
27
UCF
45
F
AzSt
10
MSU
7
F
Iowa
18
IASt
17
F
WaSt
31
Hou
24
F
MD
17
Temp
20
F
PorSt
10
Boise
45
F
Hawaii
20
Wash
52
F
USC
27
BYU
30
F OT
FlaSt
24
UVA
31
F
UNC
18
Wake
24
F
Kans
48
BC
24
F
K St
31
MisSt
24
F
E Mi
34
Ill
31
F
NCSt
27
WVU
44
F
Furm
17
VaTec
24
F
Chat
0
Tenn
45
F
MiaOH
13
Cin
35
F
Cit
27
GATec
24
F OT
AF
30
Colo
23
F OT
Norf
7
CoCar
46
F
FlAtl
41
Ball
31
F
Akr
24
C Mi
45
F
ECU
10
Navy
42
F
Army
31
UTSA
13
F
OkSt
40
Tuls
21
F
Mem
42
SoAl
6
F
UNLV
14
NW
30
F
GaSo
32
Minn
35
F
SouLA
29
Miss
40
F
Lou
38
W Ky
21
F
ColSt
34
Ark
55
F
B-C
0
MiaFL
63
F
CAPly
7
OreSt
45
F
NorTx
17
Cal
23
F
Idaho
16
Wyo
21
F
LaTec
35
BGSU
7
F
SMiss
47
Troy
42
F
SCSt
16
SoFL
55
F
Buff
17
Lib
35
F
UMass
17
Char
52
F
Ohio
31
Marsh
33
F
GASt
10
WestMI
57
F
Murr
0
Toled
45
F
Web
13
Nev
19
F
TxSt
17
SMU
47
F
Duke
41
MidTN
18
F
UNH
17
FLInt
30
F
SEMO
0
Mizzu
50
F
TxSo
6
ULLaf
77
F
TCU
34
Purd
13
F
MoStU
6
Tul
58
F
SDSU
31
NMSt
10
F
NIU
8
Neb
44
F
TxTch
14
Ariz
28
F

Sep 14, 2019, 3:00 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Akron (0-3)

0

10

0

14

24

Central Michigan (2-1)

3

24

3

15

45

Central Michigan runs over Akron 45-24 in MAC opener
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:39 PM

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) David Moore threw for 316 yards and a pair of touchdowns in his Central Michigan debut to lead the Chippewas to a 45-24 victory over Akron on Saturday in a Mid-American Conference opener.

Moore, a junior who spent the 2016-17 seasons at Memphis where he played in five games, was 20 of 31 for 316 yards. He tossed a 2-yard score to Tony Polijan and a 35-yarder to Kalil Pimpleton late in the second half to make it 27-3. Pimpleton finished with seven catches for 116 yards.

Kobe Lewis had 27 carries for 146 yards and three touchdowns, two in the fourth quarter for Central Michigan.

Kato Nelson threw for 243 yards for Akron, completing 25 of 41 attempts with three touchdowns and an interception. Nelson carried 16 times for 26 yards and was the leading rusher for the Zips, who managed just 40 total yards on the ground. Nate Stewart had five catches for 78 yards and a touchdown.

It was Central Michigan's (2-1, 1-0) first conference opening win since beating Northern Illinois 29-19 in 2015.

Akron has lost three straight to start the season and will host Troy Saturday.

Passing

Akr Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
K. Nelson 42 26 61.9 3 241 40 1 91.5
R. Kelley 5 3 60.0 0 41 24 0 86.3
C Mi Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
D. Moore 31 20 64.5 2 316 41 0 119.8
K. Pimpleton 1 1 100.0 0 28 28 0 118.8

Rushing

Akr Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
K. Nelson 16 33 2.1 14 0
B. Lee 4 8 2.0 5 0
C Mi Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
K. Lewis 27 146 5.4 43 3
L. Nichols 7 43 6.1 15 0

Receiving

Akr Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
N. Stewart 5 78 15.6 22 1
D. Burkhart 3 62 20.7 40 0
C Mi Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
K. Pimpleton 7 116 16.6 41 1
T. Poljan 5 90 18.0 37 1

Fumbles

Akr F FL
K. Nelson 1 1
M. Mathison 1 0
C Mi F FL
K. Lewis 1 1

Returning

Akr KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
M. Mathison 5 30.4 0 45 0 - 0 0
A. Davis Jr. 0 - 0 0 1 6.0 0 6
C Mi KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
K. Pimpleton 0 - 0 0 2 0.5 0 1
M. Braswell 1 19.0 0 19 0 - 0 0

Punting

Akr Punt Yds Avg LgPu
J. Wieland 6 214 35.7 40
C Mi Punt Yds Avg LgPu
B. Buell 3 127 42.3 57

Takeaways

C Mi Int Yds InTD
S. Adesanya 1 49 0

Team Stats Comparison

Akr C Mi
Points For 24 45
Total Yards 329 533
Rushing Yards 47 189
Passing Yards 282 344
Passing Completions / Attempts 29/47 21/32
Turnovers 2 1
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Fumbles - Lost 2/1 1/1
First Downs 16 21
Penalties - Yards 8/50 7/70
Time Of Possession 10:10 50:50
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 5/17 6/13
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 1/4 1/1
Punts - Average Yards 6/36 3/42

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter Akr C Mi
C Mi 8:48 FG Ryan Tice 24 yd FG 0 3
2nd Quarter Akr C Mi
C Mi 0:45 TD Kobe Lewis 4 yd run (Ryan Tice kick) 0 10
C Mi 3:37 TD Tony Poljan 2 yd pass from David Moore (Ryan Tice kick) 0 17
Akr 7:12 FG Jerry Fitschen 40 yd FG 3 17
C Mi 11:25 FG Ryan Tice 43 yd FG 3 20
C Mi 14:23 TD Kalil Pimpleton 35 yd pass from David Moore (Ryan Tice kick) 3 27
Akr 14:58 TD Maverick Wolfley 5 yd pass from Kato Nelson (Jerry Fitschen kick) 10 27
3rd Quarter Akr C Mi
C Mi 9:00 FG Ryan Tice 35 yd FG 10 30
4th Quarter Akr C Mi
Akr 3:45 TD Brandon Junk 3 yd pass from Kato Nelson (Jerry Fitschen kick) 17 30
C Mi 7:21 TD Kobe Lewis 11 yd run (Kalil Pimpleton 2pt pass from David Moore) 17 38
Akr 11:16 TD Nate Stewart 7 yd pass from Kato Nelson (Jerry Fitschen kick) 24 38
C Mi 13:04 TD Kobe Lewis 2 yd run (Ryan Tice kick) 24 45

Game Information

Stadium: Kelly/Shorts Stadium, Mount Pleasant, Michigan
Attendance: 18,641
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