Central Michigan beats Miami of Ohio 30-16 to preserve shot at bowl eligibility

Published November 17, 2012

| Associated Press

Zurlon Tipton ran for 113 yards and two touchdowns to lead Central Michigan to a 30-16 win over Miami of Ohio on Saturday.

Tipton carried 24 times and scored on runs of 12 and 1 yards to keep the bowl hopes alive for the Chippewas (5-6, 3-4 Mid-American). Central Michigan must defeat Massachusetts Friday in Foxboro, Mass., to be bowl eligible.

Ryan Radcliff threw for 202 yards and a TD for Central Michigan, which led 21-7 at halftime. After Miami got within 21-16, Saylor Lavallii's 10-yard touchdown run gave the Chippewas a 28-16 with 10:28 remaining.

Zac Dysert ran for a score and threw a 68-yard touchdown pass to Nick Harwell for the RedHawks (4-7, 3-4). Dysert finished with 343 yards on 26-of-43 passing, but was sacked five times. He was intercepted once.

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