Central Michigan scores 25 in 4th quarter, beats EMU 31-23


Central Michigan quarterback Tommy Lazzaro (7) reacts after scoring a touchdown during the second half of the Mid-American Conference championship NCAA college football game against Miami of Ohio, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)


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YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Lew Nichols III had two fourth-quarter touchdown runs and finished with a career-high 196 yards rushing, and Central Michigan (3-1, 3-1 Mid-American Conference) scored 25 points in the final quarter to beat Eastern Michigan 31-23.

Nichols scored from the 9 and 1 to cap long drives, and Kobe Lewis scored on a 9-yard touchdown run for the Chippewas with 1:43 remaining.

Lewis finished with 106 yards rushing. Preston Hutchinson was 23 of 37 for 365 yards passing, threw three interceptions and had two touchdown runs for Eastern Michigan (0-4, 0-4).

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