Central Michigan Chippewas Football Schedule in 2014
Located in the heart of Michigan, one of the most successful
programs in the history of the Mid-American Conference is the Central Michigan Chippewas. Looking to rebound from the 2013
season that ended without a bowl game birth, a rare occasion in Mount Pleasant, the Chippewas have a chip on their shoulder.
After a hot start, the Chippewas have cooled off a little and they know that they have no margin for error as the season moves
along. Things have been tough for the Chippewas since beloved Head Coach Butch Jones left the program to become the Cincinnati
Bearcats head coach in 2009, but Chippewas fans know that Head Coach Dan Enos is working tirelessly to bring the program back
to its former glory. The faithful Chippewas fans will be there with their team every step of the way this season, and there
is no better time to get tickets to see a home game at Kelly/Shorts Stadium or support them when they are on the road.
are many games that Chippewas fans will be excited to attend, but the October 18 game against their rivals, the Ball State
Cardinals, is not to be missed. The Chippewas found themselves looking up at the Cardinals in the MAC West Division standings
last season, and the home team will be looking to take down their rivals in Mount Pleasant, and restore their name to the
top of the table. Ball State, under Head Coach Pete Lembo, have been to two straight bowl games. Ball State has moved on from
their superstar quarterback, Keith Wenning, who was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the 2014 NFL Draft. Wenning enjoyed
an incredible season for the Cardinals in 2013, breaking out with over 4,100 passing yards and 35 touchdown passes. Junior
quarterback Ozzie Mann is settling in nicely for the Cardinals, though, but the Chippewas will be looking to stop their new
The final home game of the season is always emotional, but the November 22 clash with the Western Michigan
Broncos is one that might have postseason implications. The Broncos have been one of the country's best rushing teams this
season, averaging 277 yards per game. The Chippewas defense will have their hands full trying to keep running back Jarvion
Franklin in check. Franklin is only a freshman, but he has been one of the best players in all of college football this season,
with 9 touchdowns in the team's first four games. He has already rushed for over 500 yards this season as well, and is looking
to set some records with his speed and power. This one of a kind talent will be looking to trample all over the Chippewas
defense, but Coach Enos and the gang will be ready for their in-state rivals. You won't want to miss this matchup and all
of the other exciting Chippewas games this season by getting your tickets only at StubHub.
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The Mid-American Conference is extremely competitive these days, and with a look at the table so
far in 2014, the race is already tight. In recent years, the top teams in the conference have been the Northern Illinois Huskies,
Toledo Rockets,and Ball State Cardinals, but this season it looks like the conference is anyone's to win. The Mid-American
Conference had a season for the ages in 2012, when the Northern Illinois Huskies finished with an unbelievable 12-1 record,
qualifying them for a BCS bowl game. The Huskies became the first ever MAC team to qualify for a BCS bowl, meeting up with
the Florida State Seminoles in the Orange Bowl. Even though they lost the Orange Bowl, the Huskies brought the MAC to exciting
new heights in college football that season. They were unseated as the MAC Champions by the Bowling Green Falcons in the MAC
Championship Game in 2013, proving that the MAC is extremely competitive. The MAC has been nicknamed the "Conference of Quarterbacks"
over the years, thanks to the many quality arms that have gone on to play in the NFL, especially Charlie Frye, Charlie Batch,
Ben Rothlisberger, Chad Pennington, Byron Leftwich and Daunte Culpepper.
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College towns across the country are brimming with action on gameday during the fall, with their fans enjoying
the many traditions of their beloved football programs. In Mount Pleasant, Michigan, the Chippewas have a truly passionate
fanbase, turning Kelly/Shorts Stadium upside down on gameday. At a Chippewas home game, you must prepare to feel the intensity,
especially when the crowd bursts into the "FIRE UP CHIPS", their traditional greeting on Saturdays. With the conference's
largest stadium, Central Michigan knows that it has a leg up on its competitors when it comes to crowd noise. The Chippewas
fans know that they can help influence the game and they never take a play off. Sporting News has recognized Kelly/Shorts
Stadium as the "Best Gameday Atmosphere in the MAC", and you will need to get tickets to experience this amazing atmosphere
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Every gameday in Mount Pleasant, more than 32,000
screaming Chippewas fans take over Kelly/Shorts Stadium decked out in maroon and gold ready to make their presence felt early
on. The fans refuse to sit down, cheering their beloved Chippewas on with a fury from kick off to the very last whistle. The
stadium is known for its electric atmosphere and Chippewas fans won't want to miss any a game at Kelly/Shorts Stadium this
season. StubHub has the best seats at great prices, so grab yours today.
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Many Central Michigan Chippewas have gone on to find success in the NFL. Which three former Chippewas all won
a Super Bowl ring with the same team in the same year?
Current Indianapolis Colts cornerback Josh Gordy, defensive tackle
Cullen Jenkins of the New York Giants and Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Frank Zombo all won a Super Bowl as members of the
Green Bay Packers in 2011, when they defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers.