Courtesy: CMU Athletic Communications
Radcliff Named MAC Scholar Athlete of the Week
MOUNT PLEASANT – Central Michigan senior quarterback Ryan Radcliff has been recognized as Mid-American Conference Male Scholar Athlete of the Week.

In the Chippewas’ thrilling, come-from-behind 32-31 road win over Iowa on Saturday, Radcliff helmed a Central Michigan offense that totaled 394 yards, 100 yards more than the Iowa defense had been allowing on average entering the game. Radcliff had a prolific passing day versus the Hawkeyes, completing 26-of-35 (74%) of his passes for 283 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions. He started the game red hot, completing his first eight passes, and finished with a flurry, engineering a late fourth quarter scoring drive that covered 64 yards in just 1:33. Radcliff found receiver Titus Davis with a 13-yard touchdown strike with 45 seconds remaining to pull CMU within two points and then, after the Chippewas recovered an onside kick, guided the offense into position for kicker David Harman to boot the winning field goal.

A three-year starter, Radcliff ranks second in the CMU record books in passing yards, pass attempts, pass completions, touchdown passes, and total offense.

Radcliff maintains a 3.4 grade point average in his chosen field of study, accounting.

The Chippewas open MAC play on Saturday when they visit defending conference champion Northern Illinois. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. ET at Huskie Stadium in DeKalb. Central Michigan (2-1) is the last MAC team to defeat the Huskies, winning 48-41 in Mount Pleasant on October 1, 2011.