Cent. Michigan 42, UMass 21

Zurlon Tipton etched his name into the Central Michigan record

books as the Chippewas routed Massachusetts 42-21 Friday in each

team’s Mid-American Conference finale.

The win earned the Chippewas (6-6, 4-4) bowl eligibility for the

first time since 2009-10.

Tipton ran for 185 yards and four touchdowns on 25 carries. The

junior finished the season with 20 touchdowns – 19 on the ground –

tying him with Dan LeFevour’s 2007 marks for the second highest

single-season output in each category in the program’s history.

Tipton finished the season with 1,391 yards, the seventh best

single-season mark at the school.

The 100-yard game was Tipton’s sixth straight.

Cody Wilson caught five passes for 26 yards, and has a reception

in 41 consecutive games, the second longest streak in college

football behind Duke’s Conner Vernon (46).

Rob Blanchflower had 10 catches for 100 yards and a touchdown

for UMass (1-11, 1-7).