FOXBORO, Mass. -- Zurlon Tipton etched his name into the Central Michigan record books as the Chippewas routed Massachusetts 42-21 Friday in each team's Mid-American Conference finale.
The win earned the Chippewas (6-6, 4-4) bowl eligibility for the first time since 2009-10.
Tipton ran for 185 yards and four touchdowns on 25 carries. The junior finished the season with 20 touchdowns -- 19 on the ground -- tying him with Dan LeFevour's 2007 marks for the second highest single-season output in each category in the program's history. Tipton finished the season with 1,391 yards, the seventh best single-season mark at the school.
The 100-yard game was Tipton's sixth straight.
Rob Blanchflower had 10 catches for 100 yards and a touchdown for UMass (1-11, 1-7).
The Spartans went into signing day needing to get stronger at receiver, and they did just that, signing four wideouts including two in the ESPN 300.
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Ohio State entered the week with the best early 2017 class, which featured nine ESPN Junior 300 verbals. On Tuesday morning, that number reached double-digits with the commitment of defensive lineman Haskell Garrett.
One of the hottest names from the Class of 2017 over the past few weeks, both on the field as well as in regard to his recruitment, has been Santa Ana (Calif.
In an interview, former Texas A&M QB Kyle Allen said not everyone on the team was "committed."
The Sooners might not just boast the best running backs in the Big 12. They might have the best group in the country.