First half by the numbers: CMU 17, Ohio 3


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Junior wide receiver Corey Willis dives towards the end zone in hopes of a touchdown during the game against Ohio on Nov. 15 at Kelly / Shorts Stadium.

After the first half, Central Michigan football holds a 17-3 lead over the Ohio Bobcats. CMU has a 4-0 record in games in which it held a lead at halftime.

Junior tight end Tyler Conklin caught a touchdown pass from senior quarterback Cooper Rush to extend CMU's lead to 17-0 late in the second quarter. It was Rush's 89th career passing touchdown, tying him for fifth all-time in Mid-American Conference history. 

The Chippewas scored their first touchdown of the night on a one-yard run by senior running back Jahray Hayes. It was his eighth TD of the season.

Senior kicker Brian Eavey scored the game's first points on a 40-yard field goal. He has now been successful on 6-of-14 field goal attempts.

Ohio scored its only points of the first half on a 34-yard field goal with two seconds remaining before halftime.

CMU's defense has stifled Ohio's offense, limiting it to 132 yards and nine first downs. 

Ohio's defense held CMU to negative rushing yardage in the first quarter and just 51 yards of total offense. The Chippewas were able to turn their fortunes around in the second quarter, scoring 14 points and gaining 132 yards of offense.

By the Numbers

Passing Yards: CMU 137, Ohio 59

Rushing Yards: CMU 31, Ohio 73

First Downs: CMU 8, Ohio 9

Turnovers: CMU 0, Ohio 2

Penalties: CMU one for five yards , Ohio two for 20 yards

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