When the 2010 college football season is over, we may look at CMU’s win over Eastern Michigan and say this is the game when it all came together. In what appeared to be a tough battle on paper, Dan Enos led his team to a 52-14 win over their cross-state rival the Eastern Michigan Eagles.
While Ron English’s Eagles played hard, the Chipps presented too much fire power and continued too display tremendous tenacity on defense in the victory.
Leading the way for the Chippewas was Junior Running Back Paris Cotton who burst onto the national scene with three touchdowns while rushing for 209 yards. Cotton, who decided to choose CMU over BYU and Iowa State turned many heads yesterday and showed the world that he has NFL-type talent.
On the defensive side of the ball, Junior Linebacker Armond Staten finished with 13 tackles and sent a message to the MAC Conference that CMU has more talent on defense than simply the B-Boys, AKA Nick Bellore and Matt Berning.
The win pushed the Chippewas to a 2-1 overall record with the team being 1-1 inside the conference. After the way Temple played yesterday, the Chipps and the Owls are both showing the football world that the MAC is a force to be reckoned with.
Next Saturday the Chippewas go into Northwestern for a showdown with Wildcats. According to www.NUSports.com, tickets are still available for the Big Ten/MAC Conference showdown. This game will be a true test for Dan Enos as his Chipps will play a BCS school in a hostile environment. From all accounts, we can expect the Chipps to battle until the end with this game being closer than many may think.