Scores

Final

Cent Michigan 35

(7-5, 6-1 MAC)

Akron 32

(4-8, 3-5 MAC)

Coverage: ESPNU

11:00 AM ET, November 23, 2007

1 2 3 4 T
CMU 0 14 6 1535
AKR 7 6 13 632

Top Performers

Passing: D. LeFevour (CMU) - 382 YDS, 2 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: B. Williams (AKR) - 18 CAR, 145 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: A. Brown (CMU) - 15 REC, 174 YDS

Cent. Michigan 35, Akron 32

Associated Press

AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- Quarterback Dan LeFevour's 1-yard touchdown run with 1:31 remaining and a 2-point conversion capped a 15-point fourth-quarter to give Central Michigan a 35-32 victory over Akron on Friday and a spot in next week's Mid-American championship game.

The West Division-winning Chippewas (6-5, 5-1 MAC) face East-winning Miami (Ohio) in the title game Dec. 1.

Central Michigan, down 32-20, scored on LeFevour's 30-yard pass to Kito Poblah with 6:58 left and then on LeFevour's run and 2-point conversion on a run by Duane Brooks.

The Zips (4-7, 3-4) scored first on Bryan Williams' 61-yard run with 6:29 left in the first quarter.

Central scored on Ontario Sneed's 5-yard run, then Akron scored three of the next four touchdowns but missed two tries for extra points. Its final score came on a 7-yard pass from Chris Jacquemain to Merce Poindexter to go up 32-20 with 8:08 left in the game.

LeFevour completed 33-of-54 passes for 382 yards and rushed 16 times for 136 more yards. Antonio Brown caught 15 passes for 174 yards for the Chippewas.

Jacquemain was 23-for-38 for 210 yards. Jabari Arthur rushed for 111 yards on 8 carries for the Zips.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
CMU
AKR
1st Downs2719
Total Yards639323
Passing382210
Rushing257113
Penalties10-1008-55
3rd Down Conversions7-178-17
4th Down Conversions1-40-1
Turnovers32
Possession28:1731:43

Passing Leaders

Central MichiganC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
LeFevour33/543827.122
AkronC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Jacquemain23/382105.511

Rushing Leaders

Central MichiganCARYDSAVGTDLG
LeFevour161328.3243
Sneed13947.2130
AkronCARYDSAVGTDLG
Williams181458.1261
Allen681.312

Receiving Leaders

Central MichiganRECYDSAVGTDLG
Brown1517411.6021
Anderson913114.6145
AkronRECYDSAVGTDLG
Arthur811113.9037
Tuzze4256.309

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERCMUAKR
TD06:29Bryan Williams 61 Yd Run (Igor Iveljic Kick)
Drive: 3 plays, 78 yds, 1:10
07
SECOND QUARTERCMUAKR
TD07:48Ontario Sneed 5 Yd Run (Andrew Aguila Kick)
Drive: 9 plays, 57 yds, 3:16
77
TD02:29Alex Allen 1 Yd Run (Pat Failed)
Drive: 10 plays, 64 yds, 5:10
713
TD01:55Dan Lefevour 43 Yd Run (Andrew Aguila Kick)
Drive: 2 plays, 60 yds, :26
1413
THIRD QUARTERCMUAKR
TD14:36Bryan Williams 56 Yd Run (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed)
Drive: 2 plays, 59 yds, :19
1419
TD13:37Andre Jones 64 Yd Fumble Return (Igor Iveljic Kick) 1426
TD07:52Bryan Anderson 27 Yd Pass From Dan Lefevour (Pat Failed)
Drive: 7 plays, 85 yds, 2:04
2026
FOURTH QUARTERCMUAKR
TD08:08Merce Poindexter 7 Yd Pass From Chris Jacquemain (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed)
Drive: 11 plays, 80 yds, 5:34
2032
TD06:58Kito Poblah 30 Yd Pass From Dan Lefevour (Andrew Aguila Kick)
Drive: 4 plays, 57 yds, 1:05
2732
TD01:31Dan Lefevour 1 Yd Run (Duane Brooks Run For Two-Point Conversion)
Drive: 5 plays, 53 yds, 1:12
3532