Scores

Final

Cent Michigan 42

(6-6, 4-4 MAC)

Massachusetts 21

(1-11, 1-7 MAC)

3:00 PM ET, November 23, 2012

Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA

1 2 3 4 T
CMU 7 7 14 1442
MASS 0 14 7 021

Top Performers

Passing: A. Doyle (MASS) - 253 YDS, 2 TD, 3 INT

Rushing: Z. Tipton (CMU) - 25 CAR, 185 YDS, 4 TD

Receiving: R. Blanchflower (MASS) - 10 REC, 100 YDS, 1 TD

Cent. Michigan 42, UMass 21

Associated Press

FOXBORO, Mass. -- Zurlon Tipton etched his name into the Central Michigan record books as the Chippewas routed Massachusetts 42-21 Friday in each team's Mid-American Conference finale.

The win earned the Chippewas (6-6, 4-4) bowl eligibility for the first time since 2009-10.

Tipton ran for 185 yards and four touchdowns on 25 carries. The junior finished the season with 20 touchdowns -- 19 on the ground -- tying him with Dan LeFevour's 2007 marks for the second highest single-season output in each category in the program's history. Tipton finished the season with 1,391 yards, the seventh best single-season mark at the school.

The 100-yard game was Tipton's sixth straight.

Cody Wilson caught five passes for 26 yards, and has a reception in 41 consecutive games, the second longest streak in college football behind Duke's Conner Vernon (46).

Rob Blanchflower had 10 catches for 100 yards and a touchdown for UMass (1-11, 1-7).

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Team Stat Comparison

 
CMU
MASS
1st Downs1818
Total Yards344317
Passing82253
Rushing26264
Penalties4-357-63
3rd Down Conversions5-106-15
4th Down Conversions0-11-3
Turnovers14
Possession29:3230:28

Passing Leaders

Central MichiganC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Radcliff10/19824.311
MassachusettsC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Doyle30/452535.623

Rushing Leaders

Central MichiganCARYDSAVGTDLG
Tipton251857.4461
Lavallii10565.6113
MassachusettsCARYDSAVGTDLG
Cox17663.9115
Burns242.003

Receiving Leaders

Central MichiganRECYDSAVGTDLG
Tipton23115.5018
Wilson5265.209
MassachusettsRECYDSAVGTDLG
Blanchflower1010010.0114
Williams7598.4015

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERCMUMASS
TD07:54Zurlon Tipton 1 Yd Run (David Harman Kick) 70
SECOND QUARTERCMUMASS
TD13:34Connor Odykirk 5 Yd Pass From Ryan Radcliff (David Harman Kick) 140
TD09:23Michael Cox 1 Yd Run (Blake Lucas Kick) 147
TD00:04Rob Blanchflower 8 Yd Pass From A.J. Doyle (Blake Lucas Kick) 1414
THIRD QUARTERCMUMASS
TD11:34Deion Walker 11 Yd Pass From A.J. Doyle (Blake Lucas Kick) 1421
TD02:21Zurlon Tipton 3 Yd Run (David Harman Kick) 2121
TD01:48Zurlon Tipton 9 Yd Run (David Harman Kick) 2821
FOURTH QUARTERCMUMASS
TD12:16Saylor Lavallii 6 Yd Run (David Harman Kick) 3521
TD06:19Zurlon Tipton 61 Yd Run (David Harman Kick) 4221