2006 Central Michigan Chippewas football team

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2006 Central Michigan Chippewas football
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Michigan MAC Trophy Champions
Motor City Bowl Champions
MAC Champions
MAC West Champions
Conference Mid-American Conference West Division
2006 record 10–4 (8–1 MAC)
Head coach Brian Kelly
Jeff Quinn (Interim: Motor City Bowl)
Home stadium Kelly/Shorts Stadium
(Capacity: 30,199)
Seasons
« 2005 2007 »
2006 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East
Ohio x   7 1         9 5  
Kent State   5 3         6 6  
Akron   3 5         5 7  
Bowling Green   3 5         4 8  
Miami   2 6         2 10  
Buffalo   1 7         2 10  
West
Central Michigan x   7 1         10 4  
Western Michigan   6 2         8 5  
Northern Illinois   5 3         7 6  
Ball State   5 3         5 7  
Toledo   3 5         5 7  
Eastern Michigan   1 7         1 11  
Championship: Central Michigan 31, Ohio 10
† – Conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2006 Central Michigan Chippewas football team represented Central Michigan University during the 2006 NCAA Division I FBS football season. Central Michigan competed as a member of the West Division of the Mid-American Conference (MAC). The Chippewas were led by third-year head coach Brian Kelly.

Central Michigan finished the regular season with an 8–4 record and a 7–1 record in conference play, placing first in the West Division. They qualified for the MAC Championship Game, where they defeated Ohio 31–10. Central Michigan competed in the Motor City Bowl against Middle Tennessee, which they won 31–14.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
August 31 6:00 PM Boston College* Kelly/Shorts StadiumMount Pleasant, MI ESPN2 L 24–31   25,418[2]
September 9 12:00 PM at #10 Michigan* Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI ESPN+ L 17–41   108,712[3]
September 16 1:00 PM Akron Kelly/Shorts Stadium • Mount Pleasant, MI CL W 24–21   20,097[4]
September 23 3:30 PM at Eastern Michigan Rynearson StadiumYpsilanti, MI CL W 24–17   11,686[5]
September 30 6:00 PM at Kentucky* Commonwealth StadiumLexington, KY L 36–45   54,566[6]
October 7 7:00 PM at Toledo Glass BowlToledo, OH ESPNU W 42–20   20,419[7]
October 14 1:00 PM Ball Statedagger Kelly/Shorts Stadium • Mount Pleasant, MI W 18–7   21,013[8]
October 19 7:30 PM Bowling Green Kelly/Shorts Stadium • Mount Pleasant, MI ESPNU W 31–14   11,262[9]
November 4 1:00 PM at Temple* Lincoln Financial FieldPhiladelphia, PA W 42–26   16,091[10]
November 10 7:00 PM Western Michigan Kelly/Shorts Stadium • Mount Pleasant, MI (Victory Cannon) CL W 31–7   30,027[11]
November 17 1:00 PM at Northern Illinois Huskie StadiumDeKalb, IL ESPNU L 10–31   18,139[12]
November 24 1:05 PM at Buffalo UB StadiumAmherst, NY W 55–28   11,941[13]
November 30 7:45 PM vs. Ohio Ford FieldDetroit, MI (MAC Championship) ESPN W 31–10   25,483[14]
December 26 7:30 PM vs. Middle Tennessee Ford Field • Detroit, MI (Motor City Bowl) ESPN W 31–14   54,113[15]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. All times are in Eastern Time.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Football - 2006 Schedule/Results". Central Michigan Chippewas. Retrieved September 29, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Boston College at Central Michigan". Central Michigan Chippewas. August 31, 2006. Retrieved September 29, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Central Michigan at Michigan". Central Michigan Chippewas. September 9, 2006. Retrieved September 29, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Akron at Central Michigan". Central Michigan Chippewas. September 16, 2006. Retrieved September 29, 2012. 
  5. ^ "CMU at Eastern Michigan". Central Michigan Chippewas. September 23, 2006. Retrieved September 29, 2012. 
  6. ^ "CMU at Kentucky". Central Michigan Chippewas. October 1, 2006. Retrieved September 29, 2012. 
  7. ^ "CMU 42, Toledo 20". Central Michigan Chippewas. October 8, 2006. Retrieved September 29, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Ball State at Central Michigan". Central Michigan Chippewas. October 14, 2006. Retrieved September 29, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Bowling Green at Central Michigan". Central Michigan Chippewas. October 19, 2006. Retrieved September 29, 2012. 
  10. ^ "CMU 42, Temple 26". Central Michigan Chippewas. November 4, 2006. Retrieved September 29, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Central Michigan 31, Western Michigan 7". Central Michigan Chippewas. November 10, 2006. Retrieved September 29, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Central Michigan vs Northern Illinois (Nov 17, 2006)". Central Michigan Chippewas. November 18, 2006. Retrieved September 29, 2012. 
  13. ^ "CMU vs Buffalo (Nov 24, 2006)". Central Michigan Chippewas. November 24, 2006. Retrieved September 29, 2012. 
  14. ^ "CMU 31, Ohio 10". Central Michigan Chippewas. November 30, 2006. Retrieved September 29, 2012. 
  15. ^ "CMU 31, Middle Tennessee 14". Central Michigan Chippewas. December 27, 2006. Retrieved September 29, 2012.