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Hilltoppers Fall 24-21 Against Central Michigan - Game Recap

Zurlon Tipton scampered through the Western Kentucky defense for 101 yards as Central Michigan handed the Hilltoppers a 24-21 defeat on Wednesday at Ford Field.

Bettors who backed the Chippewas were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as an underdog of 6.5 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 55.5.

Ryan Radcliff completed 19 of 29 pass attempts for 253 yards for the Chippewas in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.

Antonio Andrews rushed for 119 yards for Western Kentucky, while Kadeem Jones added 6 yards. Kawaun Jakes threw for 199 yards for the Hilltoppers, while receivers Rico Brown and Willie McNeal had 70 and 50 yards respectively.

Central Michigan outgained Western Kentucky 393-327 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 23-13 by the Chippewas.

Western Kentucky lost the time of possession battle 31:50/28:10, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.