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Scout.com: 2008-2009 Bowl Rankings - The Duds & Classics


14. 2008 Motor City Bowl

Florida Atlantic 24 … Central Michigan 21

Florida Atlantic took advantage of a roughing the pass penalty with a 52-yard touchdown pass from Rusty Smith to Chris Bonner midway through the third quarter, but it was an 18-yard scoring grab from Cortez Gent that put the Owls ahead for good. Central Michigan made a furious late rally. Down 11, the Chippewas passed up a field goal attempt to go for it on fourth down late in the fourth, but missed. They got the ball back and marched 34 yards in 1:09 with Dan LeFevour connecting with Antonio Brown from 15 yards out for the touchdown, and pulled within three on the two-point conversion throw to Kito Poblah. But FAU recovered the onside kick and was able to run out the final 3:09.

Player of the game: Florida Atlantic QB Rusty Smith completed 20-of-35 passes for 306 yards and two touchdowns

Stat Leaders:
Central Michigan -
Passing: Dan LeFevour, 28-40, 253 yds, 2 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: Dan LeFevour, 14-56. Receiving: Antonio Brown, 11-92, 1 TD

Florida Atlantic -
Passing: Rusty Smith, 20-35, 306 yds, 2 TD
Rushing: Charles Pierre, 16-77. Receiving: Cortez Gent, 7-98, 1 TD

Inside The Boxscore

Bobby Seay made 14 tackles for CMU, Frantz Joseph made 13 stops for FAU. … Total yards: FAU 418 - CMU 380. … Sacks: CMU 4 for 25 yards - FAU 1 for 6. … The two teams combined to convert 8-of-25 third down chances. … Average yards per completion: FAU 15.3 - CMU 9.0. … CMU WR Antonio Brown had 13 yards rushing, 92 receiving, with a score, 38 yards on punt returns and 75 on kickoff returns.

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The MCB is rated above average. Very good!! :)

They do have a good point about the face mask and off side penalties. But as it stood, the refs applied the letter of the law. Thats the way the rule is written.

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Ironic that the Owls benefited from them instead of being penalized, which was a current theme thru the first six games.
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Bytor, Florida-Owl and I talked about this quit a bit at pre season and as the season was opening up. They truely came together as a team, and that along with a ton of heart pulled them through this season. They were all over the place in the begining and appeared to be falling apart. There was a lot going on with the players and it was messing with there heads and they were having a tough time sorting it out, but they did, and yes injuries had a bunch to do with it also. But, there was the makings of a disaster if they didn't come back together and they didn't let that happen.

No matter what happened during the seasons, bad or good, I have never seen any of the teams give up over the short history. Much of that is due to Schnelly, and much of that is character. Eight years = One Conference Win, Two Bowl Wins, keep this up and who knows where we will be ranked in the next few years.
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