CMU football's three-game losing streak by the numbers


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Junior defensive back Gary Jones sits in thought during CMU's game against Miami (Oh) while sitting on the bench on Nov. 4 at Yager Stadium in Oxford, Ohio. 


For the third consecutive week, the Central Michigan football team was unable to become bowl eligible, falling to Miami (Ohio) 37-17 on Friday.

MU's offense proved to be too much for CMU to keep up with, as the RedHawks ran away with a victory at Yager Stadium.

The Chippewas fell to 5-5 overall (2-4 Mid-American Conference) and have a bye this week. 

After starting the season 3-0, CMU has won two of its last seven games. Here's a breakdown of the team's three-game losing streak by the numbers. 

0

The number of touchdowns scored by senior quarterback Cooper Rush in CMU's loss against Miami (Ohio) on Saturday. It is only the fifth time in his 47-game career he has been held without a touchdown and the first time since Sept. 20, 2014.

5

How many interceptions Cooper Rush has thrown during the losing streak. He holds the record for the most interceptions thrown in CMU history with 51. The Charlotte native has thrown at least one interception in each game since the Ball State game in week six.

195.3

The number of allowed rushing yards the Chippewas' defense has averaged during the losing streak. CMU has rushed for 84 yards per game in the same timeframe.

-6

The turnover margin for CMU in its last three games.

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Senior quarterback Cooper Rush fumbles the ball while being tackled during CMU's game against Miami (Oh) on Nov. 4, 2016 at Yager Stadium in Oxford, Ohio. 

23 

Days since CMU won its last game against NIU on Oct. 15.

185 

The number of yards opponents have been able to out gain the Chippewas by.

Wins needed for CMU to become bowl eligible. The Chippewas haven't missed bowl eligibility since 2013.

The two teams remaining on CMU's schedule, Ohio and Eastern Michigan, each have winning records this season. 

"We have to go to work and get better," said senior safety Tony Annese following Friday's loss. "Everybody on the team has to dig deep and find that extra go and we've got two games left to finish out the season strong."

The Chippewas' next game is Nov. 15 against Ohio (7-3, 5-1 MAC), who is leading the MAC East Division. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. at Kelly/Shorts Stadium.

WATCH: Football head coach John Bonamego addresses the media following CMU's loss to Miami (Oh) on Friday.



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