Scores

Final

Cent Michigan 52

(8-4, 6-2 MAC)

E Michigan 56

(3-9, 2-6 MAC)

12:00 PM ET, November 28, 2008

Rynearson Stadium, Ypsilanti, MI

1 2 3 4 T
CMU 14 21 10 752
EMU 14 28 14 056

Top Performers

Passing: A. Schmitt (EMU) - 516 YDS, 5 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: O. Sneed (CMU) - 11 CAR, 97 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: T. Jones (EMU) - 23 REC, 170 YDS

E. Michigan has record kind of day in upset win over Central Michigan

Associated Press

YPSILANTI, Mich. -- Andy Schmitt broke the NCAA record (all divisions) for completions, Tyler Jones tied the NCAA Division I record for receptions and Eastern Michigan upset Central Michigan 56-52 in the regular-season finale for both teams on Friday.

Watson: Going Out On Top

Eastern Michigan's Jeff Genyk coached his last game Friday, but his Eagles made sure their record-bashing victory over Central Michigan was one to remember, writes Graham Watson. Blog

Schmitt's 58 completions broke the NCAA record of 57, which was set by Jeremy Moses of Stephen F. Austin earlier this season. The Football Bowl Subdivision record of 55 was shared by Purdue's Drew Brees in 1998 and Wake Forest's Rusty LaRue in 1995.

Schmitt attempted 80 passes and his 516 yards broke the Eastern Michigan school record, which he set last week in a 55-52 loss at Temple. Schmitt also threw five touchdown passes and ran for a TD.

"We just kept spraying the ball around and took what they gave us," Schmitt said. "I'm really proud of the way we came out."

Fast Facts

• The teams combined for 108 points and 1,171 yards (894 through the air). Just seven of those 108 points came in the fourth quarter.

• EMU receiver Tyler Jones tied an FBS single-game record with 23 receptions. Somehow in this crazy game, none went for six points. The 23 catches ties the record of the immortal Randy Gatewood, who put up those numbers for UNLV in a game against Idaho on Sept. 17, 1994.

• EMU QB Andy Schmitt, who set a FBS single-game record last week with 76 pass attempts without an interception, threw 75 passes Friday before finally throwing a pick. He was 58 of 80 for 516 yards, 5 TDs and 1 pick. He also had a rushing TD.

• The 80 pass attempts were just three shy of the all-time record set by Purdue's Drew Brees in 1998. It shatters the previous MAC record, which was 70. The 58 completions beat the old MAC record by nine.

-- ESPN research

Jones' 23 receptions tied the mark of UNLV's Randy Gatewood, who set it in 1994. Jerry Rice of Mississippi Valley State holds the NCAA record of 24 catches in 1983.

Jones had 170 yards.

It was Eastern Michigan's final game under coach Jeff Genyk. It was announced that his contract would not be renewed on Nov. 24. His final record is 16-42.

Eastern Michigan (3-9, 2-7 Mid-American Conference) led 42-35 at halftime.

Dan LeFevour was 22 of 38 for 378 yards and four touchdowns and also ran for a score for Central Michigan (8-4, 6-2).

Against Temple, Schmitt -- a redshirt junior -- completed 50 of 76 passes, which both set school records. His 76 passes in a game without an interception also broke the NCAA record. Schmitt also broke school records for total offensive yards (504), attempts, completions and yards passing (485) in that game. He was intercepted once.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
CMU
EMU
1st Downs2538
Total Yards555616
Passing378516
Rushing177100
Penalties8-709-97
3rd Down Conversions4-1013-18
4th Down Conversions0-30-1
Turnovers21
Possession23:5536:05

Passing Leaders

Central MichiganC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
LeFevour22/383789.941
Eastern MichiganC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Schmitt58/805166.551

Rushing Leaders

Central MichiganCARYDSAVGTDLG
Sneed11978.8138
Hoskins6457.5122
Eastern MichiganCARYDSAVGTDLG
White24723.5044
Schmitt9384.2117

Receiving Leaders

Central MichiganRECYDSAVGTDLG
Brown717224.6193
Poblah57414.8125
Eastern MichiganRECYDSAVGTDLG
Jones231707.4023
Stone10969.6042

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERCMUEMU
TD10:18Andy Schmitt 8 Yd Run (Joe Carithers Kick) 07
TD04:46Josh LeDuc 5 Yd Pass From Andy Schmitt (Joe Carithers Kick) 014
TD02:39Dan LeFevour 3 Yd Run (Andrew Aguila Kick) 714
TD00:18Joe Bockheim 15 Yd Pass From Dan LeFevour (Andrew Aguila Kick) 1414
SECOND QUARTERCMUEMU
TD11:48Dontayo Gage 20 Yd Pass From Andy Schmitt (Joe Carithers Kick) 1421
TD10:03DeAnthony White 10 Yd Pass From Andy Schmitt (Joe Carithers Kick) 1428
TD07:49Kito Poblah 8 Yd Pass From Dan LeFevour (Andrew Aguila Kick) 2128
TD05:30Dwayne Priest 12 Yd Pass From Andy Schmitt (Joe Carithers Kick) 2135
TD03:28Antonio Brown 49 Yd Pass From Dan LeFevour (Andrew Aguila Kick) 2835
TD00:59Josh LeDuc 17 Yd Pass From Andy Schmitt (Joe Carithers Kick) 2842
TD00:01Bryan Anderson 4 Yd Pass From Dan LeFevour (Andrew Aguila Kick) 3542
THIRD QUARTERCMUEMU
FG12:51Andrew Aguila 30 Yd 3842
TD09:30Justin Hoskins 17 Yd Run (Andrew Aguila Kick) 4542
TD06:48Terrence Blevins 1 Yd Run (Joe Carithers Kick) 4549
TD00:50Terrence Blevins 1 Yd Run (Joe Carithers Kick) 4556
FOURTH QUARTERCMUEMU
TD13:56Ontario Sneed 38 Yd Run (Andrew Aguila Kick) 5256