When: Noon Saturday
Where: Commonwealth Stadium
Radio: WLAP-AM 630; WBUL-FM 98.1
Series: Kentucky leads 5-0
Last meeting: Kentucky won 45-36 on Sept. 30, 2006, in Lexington
About Central Michigan
Location: Mount Pleasant, Mich.
Colors: Maroon and Gold
Web site: cmuchippewas.com
History: Central Michigan has played 110 seasons of football, beginning in 1896, with an all-time record of 573-366-36 (.606). The Chippewas have won seven MAC championships, most recently in 2009. They have made six bowl appearances, most recently the 2010 GMAC Bowl.
2010 record: 3-9 overall, 2-6 MAC (fifth place in West Division)
Coach: Dan Enos (3-9 in one year at Central Michigan; 3-9 career record)
Top returning players: Junior QB Ryan Radcliff (3,358 yards passing, 17 TDs); Senior RB Paris Cotton (651 yards); Junior WR Cody Wilson (83 catches, 1,137 yards); Junior DB Jahleel Addae (80 tackles)
Fun fact: Cincinnati Bengals backup quarterback Dan LeFevour, who played at Central Michigan from 2006-09, holds the Chippewas career passing yardage record of 12,905, which bested the previous record by 6,377 yards. His record of 102 TD tosses surpassed the previous school record by 64.
Notable alumni: Broadcaster Dick Enberg, Actor Jeff Daniels, Indiana University men's basketball coach Tom Crean; Former NBA player Dan Majerle, current NBA player Chris Kaman, current NFL player Cullen Jenkins.
Central Michigan 21, South Carolina St. 6: Ryan Radcliff threw for 168 yards and two touchdowns to lead Central Michigan to a 21-6 victory against visiting South Carolina State on Thursday night.
Radcliff, who completed 14 of 27, fired a 45-yard scoring toss to Cody Wilson in the first quarter and a 67-yard TD pass to Titus Davis in the second quarter. He was intercepted twice.
Zurlon Tipton rushed for 73 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries for the Chippewas, who won their fifth straight season-opening game.
Blake Erickson kicked two field goals for the Bulldogs, who were held to 137 yards of offense.
Wilson had four receptions for 53 yards.
Series vs. Kentucky
Year Site Winner
2006 UK Kentucky 45-36
1992 UK Kentucky 21-14
1990 UK Kentucky 20-17
1988 UK Kentucky 18-7
1983 UK Kentucky 31-14
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