CMU tops Bobcats

Published 1:19 am Monday, October 6, 2014

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Thomas Rawls ran for a career-high 229 yards and two touchdowns, Titus Davis had 181 yards receiving and two scores and Central Michigan beat Ohio 28-10 Saturday.

The Ohio offense went three-and-out on its first two possessions while Central Michigan (3-3, 1-1 Mid-American) used drives of 77 and 68 yards, both of which were capped by touchdown passes from Cooper Rush to Davis, to take a 14-0 lead.

With 33 seconds left in the half, Ohio’s Kylan Nelson recovered a fumble — forced by Tarell Basham’s strip sack of Rush — and gave Ohio (3-3, 1-1) first-and-goal at the five. The Bobcats settled for a Josiah Yazdani 24-yard field goal.

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Rawls scored on a 15-yard run, capping 15-play, 75-yard drive to open the second half and Ohio never threatened again.

Davis moved into 4th on Central Michigan’s career receiving yards list with 3,040.