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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.