Scores

Final

Cent Michigan 32

(2-1, 1-0 away)

Iowa 31

(2-2, 1-2 home)

Coverage: BTN

12:00 PM ET, September 22, 2012

Kinnick Stadium, IOWA CITY, IA

1 2 3 4 T
CMU 10 13 0 932
IOWA 14 0 7 1031

Top Performers

Passing: R. Radcliff (CMU) - 283 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: M. Weisman (IOWA) - 27 CAR, 217 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: T. Davis (CMU) - 5 REC, 74 YDS, 2 TD

Central Michigan edges Iowa on David Harman's late field goal

Associated Press

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Central Michigan's David Harman drilled a 47-yard field goal with 3 seconds left and the Chippewas scored nine points in the final 45 seconds and stunned Iowa 32-31 on Saturday.

Central Michigan (2-1) pulled within 31-29 on Ryan Radcliff's 13-yard TD throw to Titus Davis. The Chippewas failed on the two-point conversion, but they recovered an onside kick and moved to Iowa's 30-yard line in part because of a personal foul on the Hawkeyes (2-2).

Harman had the wind at his back on his wobbling winner, handing Iowa one of its most improbable defeats in 14 years under coach Kirk Ferentz.

Radcliff threw for 283 yards and two touchdowns for Central Michigan, while Mark Weisman ran for 217 yards and three touchdowns in a losing effort for Iowa.

The Hawkeyes will regret this ending for the rest of the year -- and perhaps for years to come.

Iowa appeared set to sneak out of Kinnick Stadium with a narrow victory after Weisman's 12-yard TD run with 2:18 left put the Hawkeyes ahead 31-23.

But Iowa's defense -- which hadn't allowed a second-half touchdown in two weeks -- broke down at the worst possible time.

Central Michigan moved 64 yards in just 1:33, and Titus walked into the end zone after his defender fell down. But Iowa's secondary forced Radcliff into a high throw on the conversion try, and the Hawkeyes once again looked to be in the clear.

The fun was just beginning for the upstart Chippewas.

Central Michigan was called for a delay-of-game penalty on its first onside kick. But all that did was provide another shot for the Chippewas, who recovered on their own 42-yard line.

Iowa defensive lineman Joe Gaglione got into it with a Central Michigan player and was called for a back-breaking 15-yard personal foul penalty.

Radcliff's 9-yard run set up Harman's winning kick, his fourth and certainly most critical kick of the day.

Central Michigan led 23-14 at halftime. Iowa's defense stiffened, and a 5-yard TD run by Weisman and a crucial 46-yard field goal from Mike Meyer gave Iowa a 24-23 lead with 8:07 left.

The Chippewas were held scoreless for the first 29:15 of the second half. But all anyone will remember are those final 45 stunning seconds.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
CMU
IOWA
1st Downs2419
Total Yards394430
Passing283215
Rushing111215
Penalties4-259-106
3rd Down Conversions4-131-8
4th Down Conversions0-01-2
Turnovers01
Possession36:3523:25

Passing Leaders

Central MichiganC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Radcliff26/352838.120
IowaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Vandenberg16/252158.610

Rushing Leaders

Central MichiganCARYDSAVGTDLG
Tipton16724.5132
Wilson4205.0010
IowaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Weisman272178.0334
Team1-2-2.000

Receiving Leaders

Central MichiganRECYDSAVGTDLG
Wilson810513.1019
Davis57414.8229
IowaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Davis68814.7038
Martin-Manley56513.0136

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERCMUIOWA
TD12:32Kevonte Martin-Manley 10 Yd Pass From James Vandenberg (Mike Meyer Kick) 07
TD08:04Zurlon Tipton 8 Yd Run (David Harman Kick) 77
FG05:45David Harman 33 Yd 107
TD03:10Mark Weisman 34 Yd Run (Mike Meyer Kick) 1014
SECOND QUARTERCMUIOWA
TD11:51Titus Davis 29 Yd Pass From Ryan Radcliff (David Harman Kick) 1714
FG02:00David Harman 25 Yd 2014
FG00:12David Harman 20 Yd 2314
THIRD QUARTERCMUIOWA
TD09:18Mark Weisman 5 Yd Run (Mike Meyer Kick) 2321
FOURTH QUARTERCMUIOWA
FG08:07Mike Meyer 46 Yd 2324
TD02:18Mark Weisman 12 Yd Run (Mike Meyer Kick) 2331
TD00:45Titus Davis 13 Yd Pass From Ryan Radcliff (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed) 2931
FG00:03David Harman 47 Yd 3231

Research Notes

Iowa's loss to Central Michigan marked the 3rd loss this season by a Big Ten team from a team from the MAC.
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