Football announces game at Miami (Fl.) for 2019 season


Head coach John Bonamego, middle, leads the team onto the field before the game against UNLV on Saturday, Sept. 17, at Kelly / Shorts Stadium.

Following a 55-10 loss to Tulsa on Dec. 19 in the final Miami Beach Bowl, the Central Michigan football team hopes for better results in 2019 when it makes a trip back to the magic city.

CMU Athletics announced Monday that the team will travel to play the University of Miami (Fl.) on Sept. 21, 2019. It will be the first-ever meeting between the Chippewas and the Hurricanes.

“A game against Miami — a university with a history of being a national contender –- fulfills a promise we made to our student-athletes that we will compete against the best,” CMU Director of Athletics Michael Alford said. “It also puts us in a state with a large contingent of CMU alumni, giving them a convenient opportunity to take in a Chippewa football game.”  

The five-time national champion Hurricanes were among the nation’s elite during the ‘80s, ‘90s and early 2000’s. Miami ranks fourth all-time in Associated Press Poll National Championships.

CMU’s 2019 nonconference schedule includes a game at Albany (Aug. 29), a game at Wisconsin (Sept. 7) and a game against South Florida (Sept. 14).

The Chippewas open fall practice next week and open the season against Rhode Island on Aug. 31 at Kelly/Shorts Stadium. Head coach John Bonamego said his players get “fired up” for big road games.

“We’re on the road this season to play three tough games—Kansas, Syracuse and Boston College,” he said. “Our players get fired up to compete on the bigger stages, and there is no bigger stage than playing the Hurricanes in Miami.”

Below is a list of Central Michigan’s future non-conference schedules:


Sept. 1: at Kentucky

Sept. 8: Kansas

Sept. 22: Maine

Sept. 29: at Michigan State


Aug. 29: Albany

Sept. 7: at Wisconsin

Sept. 14: South Florida

Sept. 21: at Miami, Florida


Sept. 12: at Northwestern

Sept. 19: at Nebraska


Sept. 11: at South Florida

Sept. 18: Florida Atlantic



Sept. 3: at Oklahoma State

Sept. 10: South Alabama

Sept. 24: at Illinois



Sept. 9: at South Alabama


Sept. 21: at Florida Atlantic 


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