Go ahead and raise your hand if you had Central Michigan tearing through their non-conference schedule to the tune of 4-0. Put your hand down. You are a liar. But the Chippewas can make fools of us all for sleeping on them with a road win today against winless Virginia. Sure, UVA is an ACC opponent and it’s a road game, but CMU has already avoided the dreaded let down after a big win, and now may have their sights set on something far larger than some Sunday morning headlines.
CMU has a real chance, a very real chance, to make some national news this year. They already have a marquee win over Oklahoma State, currently sit undefeated, and are knocking on the door of the national polls. With the weirdness and upsets so far of 2016, is it possible for CMU to make a run at something far larger than the MAC Championship and a December bowl in Detroit or Mobile? Possible. Very possible. But first up, a road contest against the Virginia Cavaliers.
Your pertinent information:
Kickoff time: 12:30PM
Television: ACC Network, Fox Sports Detroit
Stream: Watch ESPN app, pending cable provider participation
Radio: CMU radio network, streamable here
Weather: Low 80s, mostly sunny
Line: Central Michigan -3.5
Preview: Grant’s CMU preview can be found here.