Andy Sneddon, CMUChippewas.com
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. - Toledo slogged its way to 310 rushing yards on Saturday in handing Central Michigan a 30-10 loss before 15,572 on homecoming at Kelly/Shorts Stadium.
The loss dropped the Chippewas to 3-4, 1-2 Mid-American Conference. CMU plays a league game at Ball State next Saturday.
Terry Swanson rushed for 145 yards and two touchdowns as the Rockets (5-1, 2-0) moved the ball effectively on the ground in a game played in steady rain. Shakif Seymour added 117 yards and a touchdown for Toledo, which averaged 5.5 yards per play on the ground and 399 total.
CMU was unable to sustain any kind of offensive production, finishing with 224 total yards including just 62 on the ground.
Swanson scored on a 48-yard run and a 22-yard run and Jameson Vest kicked a 41-yard field goal to give Toledo a 17-0 halftime lead.
The Chippewas' best offensive success came in the second half. They drove inside the Toledo 5-yard line late in the third quarter and settled for a 23-yard Michael Armstrong field goal.
Toledo quarterback Logan Woodside ran 5 yards for a TD and Seymour scored on an 8-yard run to put the game ouit of reach.
CMU quarterback Shane Morris connected with Tyler Conklin on a 26-yard TD pass with just over a minute remaining.