Football wins Michigan MAC trophy, profits floor in MAC West Division
Posted by Jack P. Yon on 21st June 2020

More vital than bringing the Michigan Mid-American Conference Trophy back to Mount Pleasant, Central Michigan won ground within the MAC West Division with its 42-30 win over Eastern Michigan on Nov. 8.

Sophomore jogging back Jonathan Ward led the manner for the Chippewas with 19 contains for 159 yards and touchdowns. It becomes the second directly sport Ward rushed for over 100 yards.

With the win, CMU jumped to six-4 on the season and four-2 within the MAC. Toledo and Northern Illinois are the 2 teams ahead of the Chippewas inside the MAC West. Both teams are 5-1 in the conference.

Top MAC Games

Toledo fell to Ohio on Wednesday and dropped to five-1 in league play. Dorian Brown carried the ball 17 instances for 142 yards and two touchdowns.

The Rockets (eight-2, five-1 MAC) and Bobcats (8-2, 5-1 MAC) had been tied 7-7 with three:19 left inside the first 1/2, then Ohio went on a 31-three-run to cease the game and maintain the top spot within the MAC East Division.

Northern Illinois (7-3, 5-1 MAC) stayed tied for the pinnacle of the MAC West Division with a 63-17 win over Ball State. Freshman quarterback Marcus Childers threw for 4 touchdowns, whilst senior strolling again Jackson Huff carried scored a speeding landing.


The Cardinals (2-eight, zero-6 MAC) have the worst document within the MAC.

Other Scores

Miami (Ohio) 24, Akron 14

Buffalo 38, Bowling Green 28

Western Michigan forty-eight, Kent State 20

MAC Standings

East Division

· Ohio Bobcats (8-2, five-1 MAC)

· Akron Zips (5-5, four-2 MAC)

· Miami (Ohio) RedHawks (4-6, 3-3 MAC)

· Buffalo Bulls (4-6, 2-four MAC)

· Bowling Green Falcons (2-8, 2-four MAC)

· Kent State Golden Flashes (2-8, 1-five MAC)

West Division

· Toledo Rockets (eight-2, five-1 MAC)

· Northern Illinois Huskies (7-3, five-1 MAC)

· Central Michigan Chippewas (6-four, four-2 MAC)

· Western Michigan Broncos (6-four, 4-2 MAC)

· Eastern Michigan Eagles (3-7, 1-five MAC)

· Ball State Cardinals (2-eight, 0-6 MAC)

Where CMU Stands

The Chippewas are riding a three-sport prevailing streak and are nevertheless alive for the MAC name game.

CMU will face Kent State and Northern Illinois in the final two video games of the season. Last season, Kent State defeated the Chippewas at Kelly/Shorts Stadium, 27-24.

Graduate transfer quarterback Shane Morris, a former Warren De La Salle superstar and University of Michigan athlete, changed into 11-of-18 thru the air for one hundred fifty-five yards, three touchdowns towards EMU. Senior extensive receiver Corey Willis had two touchdowns receptions.

The Glory Years of the Green and White Michigan State University Football Teams – Part 1

Time has a way of evaporating records. I am instructed that a good deal of records might in no way were recorded inside the Dark Ages had it now not been for the painstaking effort of Catholic clergymen who recorded what others could now not.

Thankfully, Michigan State University has performed a notable activity of recording its storied soccer history in view that 1896, extra than 110 seasons with a few stellar performances amongst its many coaches and gamers.

Here are the Spartan coaches who rank among the best:

Chester Brewer 1903 to 1910 – The Defensive Genius

Brewer, a four-game famous person at Wisconsin, knew a factor or two about a way to play defense. In eight years he went 54-10-6, throw out the ties and his fifty four-10 prevailing file become an astounding 84%. That is surprising enough, even greater astonishing became the fact that among his fifty-four victories have been forty-three shutouts, making seventy-nine% of his victories shutouts.

In 1904 he had 6 directly shutout victories while going eight-1. Among his 6 ties were 4 scoreless (zero-0) ties. Two other statistics approximately Brewer shine very brightly, 1) He NEVER lost a home recreation in 8 years, and a pair of) He best lost 10 video games in eight years. In 1904 he had a 104-0 out of Hillsdale, but his best moments have been a zero-zero tie in opposition to Fielding Yost’s 1908 Michigan group and a 17-0 shutout over Notre Dame in 1910.

John Macklin 1911 to 1915 – The Pacesetter with a String of Firsts

Macklin, an exceptional athlete from Pennsylvania, succeeded Chester Brewer. He went 29-5 in five seasons for an 85% prevailing percentage and ran the desk in 1913 with a 7-0 mark that included Michigan State’s first victory over Michigan, a 12-7 win at Michigan.

Among Macklin’s different best moments had been a 6-three disillusioned in opposition to Penn State in 1914; any other 24-0 away victory over Michigan in 1915; and a 35-20 victory over Ohio State in 1912, the primary completed by way of a MAC team against a Big Ten crew.

Jim Crowley 1929 to 1932 – One of Notre Dame’s Immortal Four Horsemen

After several years of mediocrity, Crowley restored Michigan State to countrywide prominence via going 22-eight-3 (a seventy-three% won-loss percent) with 4 winning seasons and one win brief of a really perfect season with a 7-1 file his very last year. Crowley’s teams had a pair of zero-0 ties towards Michigan in 1930 and 1931 which broke Michigan State’s 14-recreation losing streak to Michigan.

Crowley turned into one among Knute Rockne’s Four Horsemen throughout Notre Dame’s glory years made well-known by legendary sportswriter Grantland Rice. Crowley might pass directly to end up head instruct at Fordham in 1933 and create the “Seven Blocks of Granite” that protected legendary Green Bay Packer Coach Vince Lombardi.

From Notre Dame’s Four Horsemen to Michigan State to Fordham’s Seven Blocks of Granite and the Green Bay Packer’s Vince Lombardi is a pretty excellent legacy created by the man referred to as “Sleepy Jim” Crowley.

Charlie Bachman 1933 to 1946 – He Brought in Notre Dame’s Winning System

Bachman accompanied Jim Crowley and brought with him Notre Dame’s device and managed to log 10 winning seasons in 13 years with a 70-34-10 file (a sixty-seven% received-loss percent). There turned into no football in 1943 because of World War II.

Bachman turned into a teammate of Knute Rockne and a Notre Dame alumnus like Crowley. He led the Spartans to an eight-1 mark in his 2nd season, together with a sixteen-zero victory over Michigan, the faculty’ s first outright win in 19 years; it’d be the first of 4 consecutive wins against Michigan that Bachman’s teams could accomplish. After posting some other eight-1 season in 1937 Michigan State received its first bid for a postseason bowl recreation, the 1938 Orange Bowl.

(Editor’s Note: This is Part 1 of a 2-Part Series.)

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Read my different Spartan articles on MSU soccer, which includes “Dantonio Finally Arrives on the Big 10 Stage as Head Coach at Michigan State”, “Michigan State Slams UAB fifty five-18 in Mark Dantonio”s Coaching Debut” and “College Football – Evaluating Three First-Year Coaches: Saban, Erickson, and Dantonio”.


Originally posted 2017-11-13 15:59:52.