Scores

Final

Toledo 31

(0-2, 0-1 MAC)

Cent Michigan 52

(1-1, 1-0 MAC)

7:00 PM ET, September 8, 2007

Kelly/Shorts Stadium, MOUNT PLEASANT, MI

1 2 3 4 T
TOL 14 7 10 031
CMU 10 14 7 2152

Top Performers

Passing: A. Opelt (TOL) - 334 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: O. Sneed (CMU) - 29 CAR, 168 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: S. Williams (TOL) - 6 REC, 157 YDS, 1 TD

Cent. Michigan 52, Toledo 31

Associated Press

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) -- Ontario Sneed rushed for a career high three touchdowns and gained 168 yards to lead Central Michigan to a 52-31 win over Toledo Saturday night.

The Chippewas and Rockets traded the lead four times and were tied on two different occasions in the Mid-American Conference opener for both teams.

But Central Michigan (1-1, 1-0 MAC West) broke a 31-31 third quarter tie when Sneed capped a 76-yard drive with a 5-yard run.

Chippewa quarterback Dan LeFevour was 22-of-32 for 244 yards and two TDs. He also rushed for two scores as Central Michigan amassed 463 yards of offense against the Rockets (0-2, 0-1). Freshman Antonio Brown caught nine passes for 105 yards and one touchdown. He had 198 all-purpose yards.

Toledo's Aaron Opelt threw for a career high 334 yards on 25-of-41 passing. He had two TD passes and one rushing score. The Rockets totaled 482 yards of offense.

Stephen Williams caught six passes for 157 yards and one touchdown for Toledo.

The win was Butch Jones' first as Central Michigan coach. Jones took over after Brian Kelly departed for Cincinnati following the Chippewas MAC Championship last season.

It also was Central Michigan's third straight win against Toledo, which hasn't happened since 1992-94.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TOL
CMU
1st Downs2128
Total Yards482462
Passing381244
Rushing101218
Penalties6-443-25
3rd Down Conversions9-179-13
4th Down Conversions1-30-0
Turnovers10
Possession32:0627:54

Passing Leaders

ToledoC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Opelt25/413348.120
Central MichiganC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
LeFevour22/322447.620

Rushing Leaders

ToledoCARYDSAVGTDLG
Parmele22663.0014
Opelt9171.9113
Central MichiganCARYDSAVGTDLG
Sneed291685.8315
LeFevour6518.5224

Receiving Leaders

ToledoRECYDSAVGTDLG
Williams615726.210
Washington26231.000
Central MichiganRECYDSAVGTDLG
Brown910511.7129
Brooks5448.8018

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTOLCMU
FG12:37Andrew Aguila 35 Yd 03
TD07:22Nick Moore 4 Yd Pass From Aaron Opelt (Alex Steigerwald Kick) 03
TD06:02Dan Lefevour 2 Yd Run (Andrew Aguila Kick) 07
TD00:00Aaron Opelt 3 Yd Run (Alex Steigerwald Kick) 107
SECOND QUARTERTOLCMU
TD10:36Dan Lefevour 2 Yd Run (Andrew Aguila Kick) 1014
TD03:20Ontario Sneed 15 Yd Run (Andrew Aguila Kick) 1014
TD00:28Stephen Williams 47 Yd Pass From Nick Moore (Alex Steigerwald Kick) 2114
THIRD QUARTERTOLCMU
FG08:42Alex Steigerwald 26 Yd 2414
TD05:27Antonio Brown 6 Yd Pass From Dan Lefevour (Andrew Aguila Kick) 2431
TD01:42Chris Hopkins 2 Yd Pass From Aaron Opelt (Alex Steigerwald Kick) 3131
FOURTH QUARTERTOLCMU
TD13:45Ontario Sneed 5 Yd Run (Andrew Aguila Kick) 3138
TD08:28Bryan Anderson 10 Yd Pass From Dan Lefevour (Andrew Aguila Kick) 3145
TD05:27Ontario Sneed 15 Yd Run (Andrew Aguila Kick) 3152