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Spring Practice #12: Spring Game This Friday
Posted Apr 10, 2011
MOUNT PLEASANT - Central Michigan University held its 12th spring football practice Saturday morning at a sun-splashed Kelly/Shorts Stadium. The two-hour session included 45 minutes of situational 11-on-11 drills, including an extensive red-zone period.
The first portion of the red zone period featured a 7-on-7 format with the ball snapped from the 20-yard line for each play. The defense held the offense out of the end zone on eight of the first nine snaps, with a Kyle Smith pass breakup in the end zone and a
interception at the goal line spurring the effort.
The offense rebounded with five straight completions, including touchdown throws from
scored a pair of touchdowns in the second red zone segment, which was 11-on-11 and allowed the offense to advance the ball. On the first snap, Tipton bounced a run outside around the left end and scored on an 18-yard run. After the offense stalled and missed a field goal on its second series, Tipton turned a third-and-10 screen pass into a 17-yard touchdown on the third series.
closed the practice by converting 6-of-8 field goals from a variety of distances and field locations. He connected on a long of 47 yards and just pushed right a 49-yarder from the right hash.
is back on the practice field Tuesday morning. The Chippewas also practice Thursday prior to Friday's spring game at Kelly/Shorts Stadium.
Spring Game April 15: CMU's spring game will kick off at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 15. For the third straight year, the CMU football team will sign autographs and host a youth skills clinic prior to the game. Both the clinic and spring game are free.
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