Senior quarterback Ryan Radcliff’s season-best 383 passing yards and sophomore receiver Titus Davis’ career-high 208 receiving yards were not enough to propel the football team to victory Saturday against Western Michigan.
Radcliff completed 26 of his 41 passes, but several drops, including two in the end zone, could have improved those numbers.
“I thought Ryan Radcliff played outstanding and thought, for the most part, our offense played very well,” head coach Dan Enos said.
His one touchdown pass was a 58-yard connection to Davis on a seam route.
Davis was able to continuously find holes in the WMU secondary, catching four passes longer than 25 yards. He finished with 10 catches, tying a career-high.
“We thought they (the Broncos) couldn’t hold up on him, and it turned out to be true,” Enos said. “We had more down-the-field routes to Titus this week based on all the man-coverage and everything we saw. I thought Ryan did a good job of finding him, and I thought our offensive line did a good job of giving him protection.”
Saturday’s game was the third time this season Davis eclipsed the 100-yard receiving mark. He is also the first CMU player to have over 200 receiving yards since 2005.
“Titus definitely stepped up today,” Radcliff said. “He was getting open and making plays, so we kept giving him the ball, and, if we can continue to get that from him the rest of the season, that would be great.”
As a sophomore, Davis’ 16 career touchdowns is tied for sixth all-time in CMU history. He is also tied for second in the Mid-American Conference with eight touchdowns this season. His 831 receiving yards ranks him second in the conference as well.
CMU will travel to Eastern Michigan at 1 p.m. Saturday to face the Eagles.