Saturday, November 17
Mount Pleasant, Mich.
- Junior running back Zurlon Tipton surpassed the 100-yard barrier for the fifth consecutive game and for the sixth time this season, finishing with 113 yards on 24 carries. He ran for 2 touchdowns.
- Senior wide receiver Cody Wilson improved his consecutive games with a reception streak to 40, the second longest in the nation among active players. He finished the game with one catch for 24 yards.
- Freshman running back Saylor Lavalli recorded a career-long rush of 22 yards in the third quarter. He also caught a career-long reception of 16 yards. Both his previous career longs, receiving and rushing, were 12-yards against Navy (Oct 12, 2012). He also set a career high for receptions in a game with two for 26 yards.
- Lavalli scored his first career touchdown at 10:28 in the 4th quarter. He also set a new career high with 68 rushing yards on eight carries. His previous best was 33-yards against Navy (Oct 12, 2012).
- Redshirt freshman receiver Andrew Flory made a career-long 57-yard reception in the 2nd quarter. His previous career-long was 43 yards at Eastern Michigan (November 10, 2012).
- Redshirt junior tight end Connor Odykirk’s eight-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter was the first of his career.
- Senior defensive end Caesar Rodriguez recorded two sacks in the contest, including one for a safety late in the fourth quarter. Rodriguez has 6.5 sacks for his career and three in 2012.
- Freshman defensive lineman Jabari Dean recovered his first career fumble in the first quarter.
- Central Michigan will wrap up its 2012 regular season schedule next week, traveling to Foxboro, Mass. to face MAC newcomer UMass (1-9, 1-5 MAC) at Gillette Stadium, the home of the NFL’s New England Patriots. Kickoff is scheduled for 3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 23. CMU has never faced UMass, which is in its first year at the FBS level, in program history.
- Miami’s season-long captains are Zac Dysert, Jaytee Swanson and Andy Cruse. The RedHawks did not have a game captain on Saturday.
- Central Michigan won the toss and elected to receive. It marked the second time in three games that Miami started on defense after the offense took the field first in the first eight games.
- Central Michigan closed the all-time series gap to 12-11-1 with its victory. The Chippewas have now won three of the last four meetings after losing three in a row. In Mount Pleasant, Miami still has a 7-4-1 record.
- Miami held a 434-386 advantage in total offense on Saturday, marking the first time in six games that it had more yards than its opponent. The only other game that the RedHawks had a yardage advantage was against Akron (705-629).
- With 343 passing yards, Zac Dysert moved up four spots to 22nd on the NCAA’s FBS career passing chart. He climbed ahead of Gino Guidugli (Cincinnati/2001-04), David Green (Georgia/2001-04), Russell Wilson (NC State and Wisconsin/2008-11) and Brady Quinn (Notre Dame/2003-06). Dysert’s current total of 10,795 ranks third in MAC history.
- The 300-yard performance by Dysert was the 19th of his career. He has accomplished the feat six times in 11 games this season.
- Nick Harwell finished the game with 11 catches for 215 yards, the third-highest receiving total in school history. Harwell has topped 200 two other times in his career, including a school-record 229 at Temple in 2011. He reached triple digits for the 16th time in his career, besting the school record of 15 held by Martin Nance (2002 -05).
- Nick Harwell’s 68-yard touchdown reception from Zac Dysert late in the first quarter was the longest play from scrimmage this season. It topped a 64-yard non-scoring connection between the two in the Bowling Green game and was Harwell’s third-longest reception in his career.
- With the first-quarter touchdown, Nick Harwell moved into third on Miami’s career TD receptions list. He now has 23, passing Ryne Robinson (2003-06).
- Luke Swift totaled six receptions a new career high. He previously had five against Bowling Green in 2009.
- Kaleb Patterson kicked a 39-yard field goal in the third quarter, the ninth time in 11 game he has registered a successful kick. The true freshman has converted 14 of 17 field goals, including 10 of his last 11. Patterson is 11 of 13 from on kicks from 30 or more yards.
- Sophomore defensive back Jarrell Jones made his first career start on Saturday. He has seven previous appearances this season.