Scores

Final

Chattanooga 16

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Cent Michigan 20

(1-0, 1-0 home)

7:00 PM ET, August 28, 2014

Kelly/Shorts Stadium, Mount Pleasant, MI

1 2 3 4 T
CHAT 3 13 0 016
CMU 0 7 13 020

Top Performers

Passing: C. Rush (CMU) - 173 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: T. Rawls (CMU) - 25 CAR, 121 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: T. Hudson (CHAT) - 2 REC, 78 YDS, 2 TD

Central Michigan rallies past Chattanooga, 20-16

Associated Press
4Q CMU J. Huesman pass intercepted,T. Annese return for 0 yds
Jacob Huesman pass intercepted Tony Annese return for no gain to the Chatt 40
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MOUNT PLEASANT, MICH. -- Thomas Rawls ran for one touchdown, Cooper Rush passed for another and Central Michigan scored on its first two second-half drives in a 20-16 comeback victory over Tennessee-Chattanooga on Thursday night.

Rawls finished with 123 yards on 25 carries, and Rush completed 15 of 26 passes for 176 yards and two TDs for the Chippewas in the season opener for both teams.

Chattanooga scored the first 16 points, with Jacob Huesman finding Tommy Hudson with scoring passes of 8 and 70 yards. Hudson, a senior, had only one previous TD catch.

Central Michigan cut it to 16-7 when Rush hit Jesse Kroll from 18 yards inside the final 2 minutes of the opening half. The Chippewas kept rolling after halftime with scoring drives of 74 and 20 yards. Central Michigan kept Chattanooga deep in its own territory through the second half, and intercepted four of Huesman's passes -- two in the fourth quarter.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
CHAT
CMU
1st Downs1419
Total Yards256321
Passing150173
Rushing106148
Penalties5-547-55
3rd Down Conversions3-115-15
4th Down Conversions0-00-2
Turnovers41
Possession23:0736:36

Passing Leaders

ChattanoogaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Jacob Huesman13/241506.324
Central MichiganC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Cooper Rush15/261736.720

Rushing Leaders

ChattanoogaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Keon Williams11645.8017
Jacob Huesman13403.109
Central MichiganCARYDSAVGTDLG
Thomas Rawls251214.8114
Saylor Lavallii10222.207

Receiving Leaders

ChattanoogaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Tommy Hudson27839.0270
Faysal Shafaat12222.0022
Central MichiganRECYDSAVGTDLG
Jesse Kroll36521.7133
Courtney Williams44611.5126

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERCHATCMU
FG10:21Henrique Ribeiro 47 Yd Field Goal Watch Highlight 30
SECOND QUARTERCHATCMU
TD9:35Tommy Hudson 8 Yd pass from Jacob Huesman (Henrique Ribeiro Kick)Watch Highlight 100
TD3:34Tommy Hudson 70 Yd pass from Jacob Huesman (Henrique Ribeiro PAT blocked)Watch Highlight 160
TD1:43Jesse Kroll 18 Yd pass from Cooper Rush (Ron Coluzzi Kick)Watch Highlight 167
THIRD QUARTERCHATCMU
TD8:56Thomas Rawls 6 Yd Run (Ron Coluzzi PAT failed)Watch Highlight 1613
TD7:30Courtney Williams 26 Yd pass from Cooper Rush (Ron Coluzzi Kick)Watch Highlight 1620