1974 Camellia Bowl - Division II National Championship
CMU 54, Delaware 14
December 14, 1974
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.
|Attendance - 14,137|
|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)|
|Total Net Yards||465||354|
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
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
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