2007 Mid-American Conference Championship Game
CMU 35, Miami 10
December 1, 2007
Central Michigan University became just the second program to win the MAC Championship Game in back-to-back seasons, defeating Miami 35-10 at Ford Field in Detroit.
Dan LeFevour was voted the Chippewas’ Most Valuable Player after rushing for 170 yards and two touchdowns and passing for 185 yards and a score.
The game pitted the conference’s top statistical offense (CMU), with MAC Offensive Player of the Year Dan LeFevour, against its top statistical defense (Miami), with MAC Defensive Player of the Year Clayton Mullins. Miami entered the game allowing just 18.6 points and 295.1 yards per game against conference opponents; the Chippewas rolled up 28 points in the second half alone and finished with 452 yards of offense.
CMU opened the scoring on its second possession when LeFevour connected with Kito Poblah for a 3-yard touchdown pass. The score remained 7-0 until midway through the third quarter.
Nate Parseghian booted a 38-yard field goal with 6:23 left in the third to put Miami on the scoreboard, but LeFevour answered with a 21-yard touchdown run just 80 seconds later.
CMU would find the end zone on each of its next three possessions as well, with Ontario Sneed scoring on runs of 1 and 7 yards and LeFevour capping the win with a 28-yard touchdown run.
The 25-point margin of victory was the largest in MAC Championship Game history. With the victory, Butch Jones became just the ninth head coach to win a MAC title in his first season.
|Attendance - 25,013|
|CMU||1||Poblah 3-yard pass from LeFevour (Aguila PAT)|
|Miami||3||Parseghian 38-yard field goal
|CMU||3||LeFevour 21-yard run (Aguila PAT)
|CMU||4||Sneed 1-yard run (Aguila PAT)
|Miami||4||Robinson 12-yard pass from Radabaugh (Parseghian PAT)|
|CMU||4||Sneed 7-yard run (Aguila PAT)
|CMU||4||LeFevour 28-yard run (Aguila PAT)
|Total Net Yards||306||452|
|Time of Possession||31:01||28:59|
CMU – Dan LeFevour 20-170, Ontario Sneed 17-67, Antonio Brown 1-23, Carl Volny 4-11, TM 2-(-4)
Miami – Dan Radabaugh 4-21, Cory Jones 10-19, Jamal Rogers 2-11, Austin Sykes 6-6, Thomas Merriweather 1-4, Eugene Harris 1-(-4), TM 1-(-5)
CMU – Dan LeFevour 24-34-2 for 185
Miami – Dan Radabaugh 29-50-2 for 254
CMU – Antonio Brown 6-30, Bryan Anderson 5-34, Duane Brooks 4-53, Kito Poblah 4-29, Ontario Sneed 2-20, Carol Volny 2-10, J.J. Watt 1-9
Miami – Eugene Harris 6-41, Armand Robinson 4-51, Donovan Potter 4-25, Cory Jones 4-17, Jamal Rogers 3-9, Dustin Woods 2-61, Jared Elliott 2-29, Chris Givens 1-7, Tom Crabtree 1-6, Austin Sykes 1-5, Pat Shepard 1-3