Week 7: The three week struggle begins with Bobcats at Ohio
Seth Newman staff reporter (6-0): I don't expect this game to be competitive, but that doesn't mean CMU can't grow from it.
Quarterback Cooper Rush needs to avoid his first quarter pick that has plagued him the last few games. Ohio has three dangerous receivers who will put points up and also has an experienced coach in Frank Solich. He will make sure Ohio doesn't look past CMU.
The running game will also be something to watch, as sophomore running back Saylor Lavallii had career highs in carries and yards last week. If CMU can keep the score within 10 points that should be a moral victory. But I don't think that's going to happen.
CMU 21, Ohio 45
Aaron McMann senior reporter (5-1): I want to think CMU has a chance to win this game, but I'd be lying if I wrote that they did.
I don't see a blowout like North Carolina State, but quarterback Tyler Tettleton and this offensive line will allow the Bobcats to score some points.
Rush is going to have to stay mistake-free throughout and Lavallii is going to have to establish a presence early to stay close. I just don't see that happening.
CMU 17, Ohio 34
Jeff Papworth staff reporter (5-1): There is no reason to think Central Michigan will win any of its next three games, including the one on Saturday at Ohio.