December 27, 2012

College Roundup: Chippewas hold on against W. Kentucky

The Associated Press

DETROIT - Ryan Radcliff threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Cody Wilson with 5:11 remaining to give Central Michigan the lead, and Western Kentucky was stopped on fourth down when a field goal would have tied the game in the final minute, giving the Chippewas a 24-21 win in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl on Wednesday night.

Lance Guidry, coaching the Hilltoppers on an interim basis before Bobby Petrino takes over, decided to play for the win on fourth-and-2 from the 19 with 51 seconds left, but Kawaun Jakes threw incomplete.

Western Kentucky (7-6) fell just short in its first bowl since joining college football's top tier in 2009.

Avery Cunningham blocked a punt for Central Michigan (7-6) to give the Chippewas a short field before Wilson's TD.

MARYLAND: Joe Krivak, Maryland's football coach from 1987-91, died Tuesday. He was 77.

Krivak was quarterbacks coach for Bobby Ross in the 1980s, working with Boomer Esiason, Frank Reich and Stan Gelbaugh. After Ross left for Georgia Tech after the 1986 season, Krivak was promoted to head coach.

Maryland went 20-34-2 under Krivak, who resigned after the 1991 season.

MEN'S BASKETBALL

CREIGHTON: Senior backup guard Josh Jones is quitting basketball because of a heart condition.

Jones fainted before the Dec. 6 game at Nebraska and underwent surgery 12 days later to fix an atrial flutter. Doctors have said Jones will require more procedures.Jones played in eight games this season, scoring 18 in a win over UAB. He appeared in 108 games in his Creighton career, averaging 5.0 points in 15 minutes.

NEBRASKA: Deverell Biggs was cited on suspicion of driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident in Omaha, Neb., last weekend.

According to a police report, the redshirted junior's blood-alcohol content measured .134, over the legal limit of .08.

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