Third quarter update:
The Canes scored their second touchdown just five minutes into the third quarter on a six yard pass from Williams to receiver KJ Osborn. Aside from the touchdown, Miami is still struggling to put together successful offensive drives this quarter. Central Michigan got their first offensive points of the game on a 55 yard field goal by Ryan Tice. Miami leads 14-3 at the end of the third quarter.
The Canes head into halftime up 7-2. After scoring a touchdown early in the first quarter, Miami has struggled offensively, rushing for just 27 yards, with 149 total yards of offense in the first half. Quarterback Jarren Williams was sacked three times in the second quarter, fumbling on two of the sacks, one of which was recovered by the Chippewas. Central Michigan’s only points of the game came on a safety after Williams was sacked in his own end zone. Defensively, the Canes have been pretty solid. Defensive lineman Pat Bethel brought out the turnover chain after he recovered the ball on a fumble forced by Jonathan Garvin.
First quarter update:
The Hurricanes came out of the gate hot, scoring on their first drive of the game. Running back DeeJay Dallas was able to push his way into the end zone on 4th and one to score the only touchdown of the quarter. Tight end Will Mallory caught two passes in the drive and already has a career high 59 receiving yards. The Canes also debuted the turnover chain late in the quarter on a strip sack from defensive lineman Gregory Rousseau. The Canes lead 7-0 at the end of the first quarter.