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2023 MAC Football Week 5 Game Recap: Central Michigan Chippewas 26, Eastern Michigan Eagles 23

A back-and-forth contest in front of 28,323 fans in the stands on Family Weekend between Eastern Michigan (2-3 0-1 Mid-American Conference) and Central Michigan (3-2, 1-0 Mid-American Conference) went down to the wire in a 26-23 contest on Saturday afternoon.

The tone of the game was established early, as CMU kick returner Marion Lukes took the first kick for six points on a streaking run down the far sideline— before the play was called back due to a penalty for holding.

The Chips would pick up where Lukes left off, scoring quickly on a nine-play, 91-yard drive occupying the first four minutes of play, with Jase Bauer calling his own number on the option run to the right to put Central up 7-0.