1974 Camellia Bowl - Division II National Championship
Courtesy: CMU Athletic Communications
Head coach Roy Kramer and the Chippewas accept the 1974 national championship trophy.

1974 Camellia Bowl - Division II National Championship
CMU 54, Delaware 14
December 14, 1974
Sacramento, Calif.

Central Michigan University scored early and often in the 1974 Division II national championship game, also known as the Camellia Bowl. The Chippewas defeated the University of Delaware, 54-14, in Sacramento.

CMU's Dick Dunham scampered up the middle for a 68-yard touchdown on the game's first play from scrimmage.

A Mike Franckowiak field goal and a Walt "Smoke" Hodges touchdown gave CMU a 16-0 lead after the first quarter. The Chippewas extended the lead to 30-8 at the half after Dunham added touchdown runs of 1 and 3 yards. Delaware scored a touchdown on a 1-yard run early in the second.

The Chippewas continued their offensive prowess in the second half as Dunham added yet another touchdown to go along with an 8-yard TD reception by Matt Means. Hodges scored his second TD for CMU in the fourth. UD had a 6-yard rushing touchdown late in the game.

CMU quarterback Mike Franckowiak was named Offensive Player of the Game after completing 11-of-13 passes for 186 yards and scoring 12 points on two field goals and six extra points. Chippewa Steve Bograkos was the Defensive Player of the Game.

Game Statistics

  1 2 3 4 Final
CMU 16 14 10 14 54
Delaware 0 8 0 6 14
 
Attendance - 14,137  

Team   Qt.   Play  
CMU   1   Dunham 68-yard run (Franckowiak PAT)  
CMU   1   Franckowiak 39-yard field goal
 
CMU   1   Hodges 2-yard run (kick failed)  
UD   2   Zwaan 1-yard run (Roberts pass from Zwaan)  
CMU   2   Dunham 1-yard run (Franckowiak PAT)  
CMU   2   Dunham 3-yard run (Franckowiak PAT)  
CMU   3   Franckowiak 27-yard field goal  
CMU   3   Dunham 4-yard run (Franckowiak PAT)  
CMU   4   Means 8-yard pass from Franckowiak (Franckowiak PAT)  
CMU   4   Hodges 1-yard run (Kangas PAT)
 
UD   4   Billings 6-yard run (run failed)  
           

    CMU   UD
First Downs   20   17
Rushing Attempts   57   47
Net Rushing   279   187
Net Passing   186   167
Passes Attempted   14   22
Passes Completed   11   12
Interceptions   0   4
Total Plays   71   69
Total Net Yards   465   354
Fumbles/Lost   1/0   4/2
Penalties/Yards   6/50   4/29
         


Rushing
CMU -
Dick Dunham 16-121, Walt "Smoke" Hodges 27-117, Mike Franckowiak 6-24, Greg Drypen 3-10, Gary Baginski 2-8, Mose Rison 2-4, Mike Gray 1-4, Tom Screws 1-2
UD - 
Roberts 12-71, Zwaan  5-30, Belicic 7-27, Perry 5-20, James 6-15, Wagner 2-13, Beasley 5-10, Billings 3-9, Sabol 1-8, Maskas 1-6

Passing
CMU -
Mike Franckowiak 11-13-0 for 186, Greg Drypen 0-1-0 for 0
UD -
Zwaan 8-17-3 for 104, Belicic2-3-1 for 35, Maskas 2-2-0 for 28

Receiving
CMU -
Matt Means 8-146, Denny Proctor 1-23, John Fossen 1-9, Dick Dunham 1-8
UD -
Kraus 2-39, Cubit  2-25, Wagner 1-24, Brown 1-22, Fugazzi 1-17, Billings 1-13, Roberts 1-12, Sowden 1-11, Beasley 1-6

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