October 6, 2018
Andy Sneddon, CMUChippewas.com
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. – The normally affable John Bonamego was in a foul mood on Saturday afternoon.
Bonamego was blunt, and understandably fuming after watching his Central Michigan football team commit four turnovers and surrender more than 300 yards of rushing in falling to 1-5 with a 34-24 Mid-American Conference loss to Buffalo at Kelly/Shorts Stadium.
"We missed too many tackles, we were penalized 10 times for 60 yards," he said. "Buffalo is a good team. To beat good teams you have to play good football, and we didn't play good football today. Bottom line: We dropped passes, turned the ball over, we didn't tackle. We had penalties and we beat ourselves."
The Bulls rushed for 307 yards and took advantage of the mistake-prone Chippewas, pulling out to a 17-3 lead late in the second quarter and then keeping CMU at arm's length throughout the final two quarters.