2007 Central Michigan Chippewas football team

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2007 Central Michigan Chippewas football
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MAC Champions
MAC West Champions
Conference Mid-American Conference West Division
2007 record 8–6 (7–1 MAC)
Head coach Butch Jones
Home stadium Kelly/Shorts Stadium
(Capacity: 30,255)
Seasons
« 2006 2008 »
2007 Mid-American Conference football standings
Div     Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L         W   L  
East
Miami xy   4 2         5 2         6 7  
Bowling Green x   4 2         6 2         8 5  
Buffalo x   4 2         5 3         5 7  
Ohio   3 3         4 4         6 6  
Temple   3 3         4 4         4 8  
Akron   2 4         3 5         4 8  
Kent State   1 5         1 7         3 9  
West
Central Michigan xy   4 1         6 1         8 6  
Ball State x   4 1         5 2         7 6  
Eastern Michigan   3 2         3 4         4 8  
Western Michigan   2 3         3 4         5 7  
Toledo   2 3         3 5         5 7  
Northern Illinois   0 5         1 6         2 10  
Championship: Central Michigan 35, Miami 10
† – Conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
  • Due to an unbalanced conference schedule, the team with best division record within each division was awarded that division's championship game berth.
    Rankings from AP Poll

The 2007 Central Michigan Chippewas football team represented Central Michigan University during the 2007 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 first-year head coach Butch Jones.

Central Michigan finished the regular season with a 7–5 record and a 6–1 record in conference play, placing first in the West Division. They qualified for the MAC Championship Game, where they defeated the Miami RedHawks 35–10. Central Michigan competed in the Motor City Bowl for the second straight year, losing to the Purdue Boilermakers 48–51.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 1 6:00 PM at Kansas* Memorial StadiumLawrence, KS L 7–52   46,815[2]
September 8 7:00 PM Toledo Kelly/Shorts StadiumMount Pleasant, MI W 52–31   22,031[3]
September 15 12:00 PM at Purdue* Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN ESPN2 L 22–45   60,038[4]
September 22 3:30 PM North Dakota State* Kelly/Shorts Stadium • Mount Pleasant, MI L 14–44   16,522[5]
September 29 12:00 PM Northern Illinoisdagger Kelly/Shorts Stadium • Mount Pleasant, MI ESPN+ W 35–10   18,465[6]
October 6 12:00 PM at Ball State Scheumann StadiumMuncie, IN ESPN+ W 58–38   9,617[7]
October 13 3:30 PM Army* Kelly/Shorts Stadium • Mount Pleasant, MI CL W 47–23   21,013[8]
October 20 12:00 PM at Clemson* Memorial StadiumClemson, SC ESPNU L 14–70   81,361[9]
October 27 1:00 PM at Kent State Dix StadiumKent, OH W 41–32   6,439[10]
November 6 7:30 PM at Western Michigan Waldo StadiumKalamazoo, MI ESPN2 W 34–31   16,952[11]
November 16 7:00 PM Eastern Michigan Kelly/Shorts Stadium • Mount Pleasant, MI CL L 45–48   15,822[12]
November 23 11:00 AM at Akron Rubber BowlAkron, OH W 35–32   15,573[13]
December 1 11:00 AM vs. Miami University Ford FieldDetroit, MI (MAC Championship) ESPN2 W 35–10   25,013[14]
December 26 7:30 PM vs. Purdue* Ford Field • Detroit, MI (Motor City Bowl) ESPN L 48–51   60,624[15]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Football - 2007 Schedule/Results". Central Michigan Chippewas. Retrieved September 26, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Kansas 52, Central Michigan 7". Central Michigan Chippewas. September 1, 2007. Retrieved September 26, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Central Michigan 52, Toledo 31". Central Michigan Chippewas. September 8, 2007. Retrieved September 26, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Central Michigan vs Purdue (Sep 15, 2007)". Central Michigan Chippewas. September 15, 2007. Retrieved September 26, 2012. 
  5. ^ "North Dakota State 44, Central Michigan 14". Central Michigan Chippewas. September 22, 2007. Retrieved September 26, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Central Michigan 35, Northern Illinois 10". Central Michigan Chippewas. September 29, 2007. Retrieved September 26, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Central Michigan 58, Ball State 38". Central Michigan Chippewas. October 6, 2007. Retrieved September 26, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Central Michigan 47, Army 23". Central Michigan Chippewas. October 13, 2007. Retrieved September 26, 2012. 
  9. ^ "2007 Clemson Football Stats". Clemson University. 
  10. ^ "CMU 41, Kent State 32". Central Michigan Chippewas. October 27, 2007. Retrieved September 26, 2012. 
  11. ^ "CMU 34, WMU 31". Central Michigan Chippewas. November 7, 2007. Retrieved September 26, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Eastern Michigan 48, Central Michigan 45". Central Michigan Chippewas. November 16, 2007. Retrieved September 26, 2012. 
  13. ^ "CMU 35, Akron 32". Central Michigan Chippewas. November 23, 2007. Retrieved September 26, 2012. 
  14. ^ "CMU 35, Miami 10". Central Michigan Chippewas. December 1, 2007. Retrieved September 26, 2012. 
  15. ^ "Purdue 51, Central Michigan 48". Central Michigan Chippewas. December 27, 2007. Retrieved September 26, 2012.