Articles written by: Jeff Papworth

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Senior running back Zurlon Tipton heads for the endzone to score a touchdown during the Chippewas' 42-10 victory over EMU on Friday at Kelly Shorts Stadium.

Tipton provides play of the game, runs for season-high 216 yards

Eastern Michigan defender Donald Coleman was ready to tackle running back Zurlon Tipton at the 26-yard line. Tipton had two options: Go around the defender or go through the defender. The running back chose the latter, and Coleman paid the […]
Senior defensive back Avery Cunningham, top, and Scottville senior and drum major Julie Cleveau sing the CMU fight song after the Chippewas’ 42-10 victory over EMU on Friday at Kelly Shorts Stadium. (Samantha Madar/Staff Photographer)

CMU beats EMU to become bowl eligible

Running back Zurlon Tipton was a force to be reckoned with Friday at Kelly/Shorts Stadium, tallying 216 rushing yards against Eastern Michigan. Central Michigan was the beneficiary, winning 42-10 over the Eagles to clinch the Michigan MAC Trophy and become […]

EMU wants Michigan MAC trophy at the end of adverse season

There are few, if any, college football teams that have faced a more emotionally draining season than Eastern Michigan this year. Eagles’ interim head coach Stan Parrish said he would like nothing more than to at least cap it with […]
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Enos wants another turnover-free game against EMU

A video camera for ESPN captured head coach Dan Enos with a smile on his face in the second quarter of the football team’s game against Massachusetts on Saturday. The reaction came after quarterback Cooper Rush had thrown a pass […]

Annese leads stellar defensive performance

After allowing 44 points, 31 of those coming in the first half, the Chippewa defense was humiliated on Nov. 6 against Ball State. Two and a half weeks later, it might not have faced a more challenging test, but it […]

Turnovers recurring problem for football team

The football team has had a problem with turnovers all season, and the issue came to the forefront in last weekend’s Western Michigan game. While many might want to put all the blame on redshirt freshman quarterback Cooper Rush, there […]
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Football receives help from unexpected contributors

Football receives help from unexpected contributors

Head coach Dan Enos told his players that they will always be remembered for plays made and missed opportunities against Western Michigan. Redshirt freshman safety Tony Annese highlighted a group of unheralded players who were responsible for making plays in […]

COLUMN: Football needs Kater

Cody Kater, the football team needs you back. It needs you back badly, with an all-or-nothing scenario ahead of Central Michigan, which has to win to become bowl eligible. Starting quarterback Cooper Rush has thrown 11 interceptions this season, including […]
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Junior wide receiver Titus Davis has a younger brother, freshman wide receiver Corey Davis, who attends Western Michigan University and also wears #84. (Photo Illustration by Taylor Ballek/Photo Editor)

A HOUSE DIVIDED: Titus and Corey Davis meet on the field after overcoming troubling childhood together

Brothers Titus and Corey Davis have made it look easy on the football field this season. Corey, the younger of the two, has broken the freshman record at Western Michigan in receiving yards with 873 and Titus, a junior at […]
The Chippewas enter the field to face undefeated NIU during the Oct. 19 Homecoming game at Kelly/Shorts Stadium. (Gregory Cornwell/Staff Photographer)

Football team deals with inconsistent season, moves forward

Football has entered the home stretch as the last month of its regular season has come upon it after enduring games that were good, bad and ugly. Central Michigan’s last game was a bit of all three, since it was […]
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Redshirt freshman quarterback Cooper Rush looks downfield for junior wide-receiver Titus Davis against NIU Saturday afternoon at Kelly/Shorts Stadium. The Chippewas lost 38-17 against an undefeated NIU team. (Gregory Cornwell/Staff Photographer)

Rush struggles as run game fails to produce, receivers step up

Quarterback Cooper Rush could not have started the game against No. 23 Northern Illinois any better on Saturday at Kelly/Shorts Stadium. He had eight completions in 11 attempts for 146 yards and two touchdown passes in the first quarter to […]
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Lynch leads NIU past CMU in second half

Head coach Dan Enos is just fine with never having to face Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch again. Who can blame him after the senior rushed for 316 yards – a FBS record for a quarterback – and also passed […]

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