1988 Central Michigan Chippewas football team

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1988 Central Michigan Chippewas football
Conference Mid-American Conference
1988 record 7–4 (5–3 MAC)
Head coach Herb Deromedi (11th season)
MVP George Ricumstrict
Home stadium Kelly/Shorts Stadium
Seasons
← 1987
1989 →
1988 Mid-American football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Western Michigan $ 7 1 0     9 3 0
Eastern Michigan 5 2 1     6 3 1
Ball State 5 3 0     8 3 0
Central Michigan 5 3 0     7 4 0
Ohio 4 3 1     4 6 1
Toledo 4 4 0     6 5 0
Kent State 3 5 0     5 6 0
Bowling Green 1 6 1     2 8 1
Miami 0 7 1     0 10 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1988 Central Michigan Chippewas football team represented Central Michigan University in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) during the 1988 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their 11th season under head coach Herb Deromedi, the Chippewas compiled a 7–4 record (5–3 against MAC opponents), finished in a tie for third place in the MAC standings, and outscored their opponents, 287 to 176.[1][2] The team played its home games in Kelly/Shorts Stadium in Mount Pleasant, Michigan,[3] with attendance of 86,177 in five home games.[4]

The team's statistical leaders included quarterback Jeff Bender with 1,309 passing yards, tailback Donnie Riley with 1,128 rushing yards, and Mark Hopkins with 433 receiving yards.[5] Bender received the MAC's Freshman of the Year award,[6] and linebacker George Ricumstrict received the team's most valuable player award.[7] Four Central Michigan players (offensive guard Chuck Pellegrini, tailback Donnie Riley, linebacker Mark Dennis, and defensive lineman Scott Alferink) received first-team All-MAC honors.[8]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 3at Kentucky*L 7–18
September 17at Akron*W 27–16
September 24Montana State*
  • Kelly/Shorts Stadium
  • Mount Pleasant, MI
W 48–10
October 1Kent StateW 31–7
October 8at Eastern Michigan (rivalry)W 20–6
October 15Bowling Green
  • Kelly/Shorts Stadium
  • Mount Pleasant, MI
W 21–3
October 22Ball State
  • Kelly/Shorts Stadium
  • Mount Pleasant, MI
L 20–27
October 29at Western Michigan (rivalry)L 24–42
November 5Ohio
  • Kelly/Shorts Stadium
  • Mount Pleasant, MI
W 42–10
November 12at ToledoL 13–20
November 19at Miami (OH)Yager StadiumOxford, OHW 34–17
  • *Non-conference game

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1988 Central Michigan Chippewas Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 20, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Central Michigan 2015 Football Media Guide" (PDF). Central Michigan University. 2015. pp. 100, 113. Retrieved July 20, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Football Facilities". Central Michigan University. Retrieved July 20, 2016. 
  4. ^ 2015 Media Guide, p. 87.
  5. ^ "1988 Central Michigan Chippewas Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 20, 2016. 
  6. ^ 2015 Media Guide, p. 91.
  7. ^ 2015 Media Guide, p. 95.
  8. ^ 2015 Media Guide, p. 92.