Halftime Check-In: Central Michigan Is Not Playing Like Central Michigan

Sept 22, 2012; Blacksburg, VA, USA; Bowling Green Falcons running back John Pettigrew (20) is tackled by Virginia Tech Hokies cornerback Antone Exum (1) and safety Detrick Bonner (8) during the first quarter at Lane Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter Casey-US PRESSWIRE

CENTRAL MICHIGAN 23, IOWA 14 — I really have no idea. Ryan Radcliff is having a remarkably accurate game, 13-for-16, and was sacked just once. Three of their drives ended in three short David Harman field goals, so this could be more of a blowout, but so far with the Hawkeyes' struggles, CMU is playing the game of their life right now.

It's just one half, and we know how these things go: the fourth quarter is going to be paramount. Iowa could very easily be all over this team come the last frame.

VIRGINIA TECH 21, BOWLING GREEN 0 — Tech's offense is starting to impose its will, which is bad news. Bowling Green left, by my count, 10 points on the field when Matt Schilz overthrew an open Je'Ron Stokes in the end zone, and a Stephen Stein field goal knocked the right goalpost. I don't think they keep track of FG attempts that carom off the post, but by my count Stein has two such attempts, which might lead the FBS.

BGSU also lost three defensive players to injury on two drives: Cameron Truss, D.J. Lynch and Charlie Walker left the game all with differing injuries, all after tackle attempts. This guy's fine, though.

MIAMI (OH) 14, UMASS 3 — The RedHawks had just a dismal first quarter, which even though it ended scoreless, was a huge victory for UMass. Zac Dysert had an incredible throw to Dawan Scott for one touchdown, then connected with him for a less-impressive-but-still-neato touchdown. UMass had a sure touchdown negated by an interference penalty, then Dayonne Nunley broke up another chance later in the game. Brendon Levengood is one-for-two on field goals, so they're still in this but I'm not seeing a Minutemen rally, with the way this is going.

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