Media Roundup of CMU’s 38-27 victory over Southeast Missouri State
The Morning Sun’s Nate Schneider wrote a three page rundown of the game, complete with post game quotes from Dan Enos. If you’re looking for a thorough recap of the game, here it is. Enos notes in the article that Radcliff’s interception was caused by his arm being hit while he was attempting a short throw on a crossing pattern, so “you can’t put that on him. That kind of thing happens.” I agree.
CM Life’s John Manzo points out the obvious, saying that the defense gave up big yards to the Redhawks. Jahleel Addae said after the game, “The option game (was corrected). We were kind of new to it.” To me, it looked as if they had never even heard of the option. That was ugly. And even though the defense was baffled by this new-aged option thing, the blown assignments, poor angles, and undisciplined contain assignments can’t be blamed on adjusting to a new offense (even though it really shouldn’t be new at all). That was not how the defense should look against an FCS team with two suspended starters and a freshman quarterback. The defense will not be good this year.
On the positive side, CM Life’s Brandon Champion says that the rushing attack highlighted opening night. Indeed, the offensive line and running backs looked great, but this quote by Enos tempers my enthusiasm.
We went into this game feeling like we could run the football. Watching their video, the teams they play usually have success running the ball.
Well, if FCS teams are accustom to running the ball down the Redhawks’ metaphorical throats, then I’m not going to get too excited about the running game just yet. Let’s see how we feel about it after next week.
CM Life’s Ryan Zuke writes a short recap of the game and embeds several pics from the evening. For all of CM Life’s pictures on the night, check out their Flicker page.
Chippewa Country tells us via CMU Chippewas that sophomore middle linebacker Justin Cherocci from Brother Rice High School led the team with 15 tackles. Addae was second with 10 stops. Here’s another fun fact in the article and the media release: CMU hasn’t had two 100 yard rushers in the same game since 1999. Against SEMO, Tipton had 180 yards, and Garland ran for 102.
Watch the CMUChippewas.com highlights of the game–which predictably only include CMU highlights–by following this link, clicking the play button, and waiting through an Aflac commercial.
Despite the scare, that was really fun to watch, wasn’t it? I mean, CMU did win by 11 points in front of more than 15,000 people. Hurrah for football being back! Can’t wait for next week!