After a triple overtime game last week that exposed weaknesses all over the field, one of the biggest questions in the Mid-American Conference in Week 2 was what sort of performance the Central Michigan Chippewas would turn in. After a 45-27 shellacking of the Kansas Jayhawks, that question was answered and answered with vigor.
The Chips (2-0) would put up an offensive explosion completely counter to what was on display last week. In fact, they looked like a completely different team. Led by Shane Morris, who struggled at times last week to look in synch and on point, the Chips looked dominant, sharp, and precise. Morris would go on to throw for 467 yards and five touchdowns on 28 of 37 attempts.
It was a pass happy day for Morris and company, but the offense as a whole was productive, piling up 590 total yards. Five Chippewas combined for 123 yards on the ground to compliment the passing attack.
Behind that offensive performance, the Chips move to 2-0 on the season, have won their first road game of 2017, and defeated their second Big 12 opponent in as many years.
The Chips now quiet the grumbles from a poor performance in week one, and look exactly like the team that most everyone expected when 2017 started. They are back in action next Saturday at 3:30 on the road against Syracuse. Syracuse is 1-1.