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Sneed scores twice to lead Central Michigan in Motor City Bowl

Dec 27, 2006 - 5:40 AM DETROIT (Ticker) -- Jeff Quinn may not having the interim tag hanging over his head much longer.

Ontario Sneed scored a pair of first-quarter touchdowns to lead Central Michigan to a 31-14 victory over Middle Tennessee State in the Motor City Bowl.

Central Michigan (10-4) was guided by Quinn, who was named interim coach three weeks ago after Brian Kelly left to take the job at Cincinnati.

"I can't control the future," Quinn said. "All I can do is stay strong. The statement has been made.

"The players followed my lead and made a statement, but they didn't win this game for Jeff Quinn. They won it for the 2006 CMU football team."

Quinn has the support of quarterback Dan LeFevour.

"He brings a lot to the table," LeFevour said. "He was understaffed (after Brian Kelly left with several assistants) and we still had a great game plan. He pulled out a victory for us."

Quinn helped the Chippewas to their first bowl victory. They had lost the 1990 California Raisin and the 1994 Las Vegas Bowl.

Sneed also had a huge hand in the victory, scoring on runs of one and 29 yards in the first quarter to help the Chippewas to a 14-0 lead.

Doug Kress returned an interception 56 yards for a score midway through the third quarter, extending the advantage to 28-7.

"They ran the same play about four plays before and beat us on it," Kress said. "You know what they say about fool me once. I must have run a 4.2 40 to the end zone. Did anybody clock me on that?"

With a large contingent of gold and burgundy filling the stands at Ford Field, the game drew a crowd of 54,113, a record for the Motor City Bowl.

Eugene Gross and DeMarco McNair had touchdown runs for Middle Tennessee (7-6), which was playing its first bowl game in school history.

"The difference was their offensive line," Blue Raiders coach Rick Stockstill said. "We were a little overmatched there."








  • MOTOR CITY BOWL
    AT DETROIT MI
    NCAAF FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    MIDDLE TENN 0 7 0 7 14
    CENTRL MICHIGAN 14 7 7 3 31 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: CENTRL MICHIGAN - TD, ONTARIO SNEED 1 YD RUN (RICK
    ALBRESKI KICK), 3:54. CENTRL
    MICHIGAN 7-0
    CENTRL MICHIGAN - TD, ONTARIO SNEED 29 YD PASS FROM
    DAN LEFEVOUR (RI

    Dec 26 10:41 PM


  • MOTOR CITY BOWL
    AT DETROIT MI
    NCAAF MOTOR CITY BOWL
    FG CENTRL MICHIGAN
    RICK ALBRESKI 43 YD
    MIDDLE TENN 14
    CENTRL MICHIGAN 31 3:22 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Middle Tennessee vs. Central MichiganDec 26 10:37 PM


  • MOTOR CITY BOWL
    AT DETROIT MI
    NCAAF MOTOR CITY BOWL
    TD MIDDLE TENN
    DEMARCO MCNAIR 6 YD RUN
    (COLBY SMITH KICK)
    MIDDLE TENN 14
    CENTRL MICHIGAN 28 11:32 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Middle Tennessee vs. Central MichiganDec 26 10:13 PM


  • MOTOR CITY BOWL
    AT DETROIT MI
    NCAAF END, 3RD QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    MIDDLE TENN 0 7 0 7
    CENTRL MICHIGAN 14 7 7 28 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: CENTRL MICHIGAN - TD, ONTARIO SNEED 1 YD RUN (RICK
    ALBRESKI KICK), 3:54. CENTRL
    MICHIGAN 7-0
    CENTRL MICHIGAN - TD, ONTARIO SNEED 29 YD PASS FROM
    DAN LEF

    Dec 26 10:02 PM


  • MOTOR CITY BOWL
    AT DETROIT MI
    NCAAF MOTOR CITY BOWL
    TD CENTRL MICHIGAN
    DOUG KRESS 56 YD INTERCEPTION RETURN
    (RICK ALBRESKI KICK)
    MIDDLE TENN 7
    CENTRL MICHIGAN 28 9:27 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Middle Tennessee vs. Central MichiganDec 26 9:36 PM


  • MOTOR CITY BOWL
    AT DETROIT MI
    NCAAF HALFTIME 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    MIDDLE TENN 0 7 7
    CENTRL MICHIGAN 14 7 21 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: CENTRL MICHIGAN - TD, ONTARIO SNEED 1 YD RUN (RICK
    ALBRESKI KICK), 3:54. CENTRL
    MICHIGAN 7-0
    CENTRL MICHIGAN - TD, ONTARIO SNEED 29 YD PASS FROM
    DAN LEFEVOU

    Dec 26 9:06 PM


  • MOTOR CITY BOWL
    AT DETROIT MI
    NCAAF MOTOR CITY BOWL
    TD CENTRL MICHIGAN
    DAN LEFEVOUR 9 YD RUN
    (RICK ALBRESKI KICK)
    MIDDLE TENN 7
    CENTRL MICHIGAN 21 10:18 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Middle Tennessee vs. Central MichiganDec 26 8:36 PM


  • MOTOR CITY BOWL
    AT DETROIT MI
    NCAAF MOTOR CITY BOWL
    TD MIDDLE TENN
    EUGENE GROSS 3 YD RUN
    (COLBY SMITH KICK)
    MIDDLE TENN 7
    CENTRL MICHIGAN 14 10:57 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Middle Tennessee vs. Central MichiganDec 26 8:30 PM


  • MOTOR CITY BOWL
    AT DETROIT MI
    NCAAF END, 1ST QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    MIDDLE TENN 0 0
    CENTRL MICHIGAN 14 14 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: CENTRL MICHIGAN - TD, ONTARIO SNEED 1 YD RUN (RICK
    ALBRESKI KICK), 3:54. CENTRL
    MICHIGAN 7-0
    CENTRL MICHIGAN - TD, ONTARIO SNEED 29 YD PASS FROM
    DAN LEF

    Dec 26 8:14 PM


  • MOTOR CITY BOWL
    AT DETROIT MI
    NCAAF MOTOR CITY BOWL
    TD CENTRL MICHIGAN
    ONTARIO SNEED 29 YD PASS FROM DAN LEFEVOUR
    (RICK ALBRESKI KICK)
    MIDDLE TENN 0
    CENTRL MICHIGAN 14 5:53 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Middle Tennessee vs. Central MichiganDec 26 7:58 PM


  • MOTOR CITY BOWL
    AT DETROIT MI
    NCAAF MOTOR CITY BOWL
    TD CENTRL MICHIGAN
    ONTARIO SNEED 1 YD RUN
    (RICK ALBRESKI KICK)
    MIDDLE TENN 0
    CENTRL MICHIGAN 7 11:06 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Middle Tennessee vs. Central MichiganDec 26 7:38 PM