Scores
MOTOR CITY BOWL AT DETROIT MI

Final

Middle Tennessee 14

(7-6, 6-1 C-USA)

Cent Michigan 31

(10-4, 8-1 MAC)

7:30 PM ET, December 26, 2006

Ford Field, DETROIT, MI

1 2 3 4 T
MTU 0 7 0 714
CMU 14 7 7 331

Top Performers

Passing: D. LeFevour (CMU) - 162 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: D. LeFevour (CMU) - 15 CAR, 69 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: O. Sneed (CMU) - 6 REC, 48 YDS, 1 TD

CENTRAL MICHIGAN 31, MIDDLE TENN 14 

DETROIT (Ticker) -- Jeff Quinn made not having the interim tag hang over his head much longer.

Ontario Sneed scored a pair of first-quarter touchdowns to lead Central Michigan to a 31-14 victory over Middle Tennessee State in the Motor City Bowl.

Central Michigan (10-4) was guided by Quinn, who was named interim coach three weeks ago after Brian Kelly left to take the job at Cincinnati.

Quinn helped the Chippewas to their first bowl victory. They had lost the 1990 California Raisin and the 1994 Las Vegas Bowl.

Sneed also had a huge hand in the victory, scoring on runs of one and 29 yards in the first quarter to help the Chippewas to a 14-0 lead.

Doug Kress returned an interception 56 yards for a score midway through the third quarter, extending the advantage to 28-7.

With a large contingent of gold and burgundy filling the stands at Ford Field, the game drew a crowd of 54,113, a record for the Motor City Bowl.

Eugene Gross and DeMarco McNair had touchdown runs for Middle Tennessee (7-6), which was playing its first bowl game in school history.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MTU
CMU
1st Downs1922
Total Yards320311
Passing259162
Rushing61149
Penalties10-1034-55
3rd Down Conversions6-155-12
4th Down Conversions0-10-0
Turnovers20
Possession36:4123:19

Passing Leaders

Middle TennesseeC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTQBR
Craddock...2/482.000-
Marks25/372516.802-
Central MichiganC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTQBR
LeFevour16/261626.210-

Rushing Leaders

Middle TennesseeCARYDSAVGTDLG
Gross12373.115
McNair11232.1112
Central MichiganCARYDSAVGTDLG
LeFevour15694.6123
Sneed11484.4126

Receiving Leaders

Middle TennesseeRECYDSAVGTDLG
Gee9637.0018
Grigsby58617.2025
Central MichiganRECYDSAVGTDLG
Anderson6518.5021
Sneed6488.0129

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMTUCMU
TD11:06ONTARIO SNEED 1 YD RUN (RICK ALBRESKI KICK)
Drive info: 9 plays, 69 yards.
07
TD5:53ONTARIO SNEED 29 YD PASS FROM DAN LEFEVOUR (RICK ALBRESKI KICK)
Drive info: 4 plays, 78 yards.
014
SECOND QUARTERMTUCMU
TD10:57EUGENE GROSS 3 YD RUN (COLBY SMITH KICK)
Drive info: 12 plays, 80 yards.
714
TD10:18DAN LEFEVOUR 9 YD RUN (RICK ALBRESKI KICK)
Drive info: 3 plays, 51 yards.
721
THIRD QUARTERMTUCMU
TD9:27DOUG KRESS 56 YD INTERCEPTION RETURN (RICK ALBRESKI KICK)728
FOURTH QUARTERMTUCMU
TD11:32DEMARCO MCNAIR 6 YD RUN (COLBY SMITH KICK)
Drive info: 4 plays, 14 yards.
1428
FG3:22RICK ALBRESKI 43 YD FG
Drive info: 4 plays, 4 yards.
1431