Ryan Boykin had given Ohio a 23-19 lead on a 1-yard run with 4:42 left. CMU (3-4, 2-1 Mid-American) failed to get a first down and punted. However, the punt was fumbled and recovered by Joe Bacci, setting up the Chippewas at the Ohio 39 for the winning drive.
The Chippewas played without injured receiver Titus Davis, who CMU coach Dan Enos calls the team's best player. But CMU, led by Rush and Saylor Lavallii, who had 184 yards rushing on 26 carries plus a receiving touchdown, snapped the Bobcats' four-game winning streak. Rush was 20-of-28 passing for 224 yards and an interception.
The Bobcats (4-2, 1-1) were hurt by four turnovers. Tyler Tettleton was 24-of-33 passing for 319 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions.
Smart points out that No. 2 Georgia cannot relax
Kirby Smart says his Bulldogs face a physical test at Vanderbilt and that quarterback JT Daniels appears to be healthy.
Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud on track to start against Akron despite lingering injury to throwing shoulder
Despite dealing with injury to his throwing shoulder, Ohio State QB C.J. Stroud is on track to start for the Buckeyes Saturday against Akron. Coach Ryan Day says the COVID-shortened 2020 season limited opportunities for younger players like Stroud.
Kansas starting running back Velton Gardner enters transfer portal after playing time decreases
After seeing his playing time decrease, Kansas starting running back Velton Gardner has entered the transfer portal. Gardner started each of the Jayhawks' first three games but appeared in just four plays in Saturday's loss to Baylor.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish QB Jack Coan says reunion vs. Wisconsin Badgers will be 'weird'
Jack Coan went 12-6 as a starter for Wisconsin before transferring to Notre Dame, but he admits it's going to be "weird" lining up against the No. 18 Badgers on Saturday. "It's going to be a lot of my friends I'm going to be playing against," he said.
Rutgers Scarlet Knights suspend two football players for incident involving paintball gun
Rutgers cornerbacks Max Melton, who was listed on the depth chart as a starter, and Chris Long have been suspended ahead of Saturday's Big Ten opener at No. 19 Michigan.
Western Michigan football coach Tim Lester tests positive for COVID-19
Western Michigan head coach Tim Lester tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday and will miss this week's home game against San Jose State.