All in a span of 5 minutes
Keep in mind the identify Kalil Pimpleton.
Central Michigan traveled to face archrival Western Michigan in MACtion on Wednesday night time. The Chippewas entered the sport as nine-point underdogs however put themselves in a very good place on the halftime whistle, taking a 21–14 lead into the locker room. Or, fairly, Pimpleton held a 21–14 lead over the Mustangs.
Pimpleton, a 5′ 9″, 175-pound receiver who transferred to Central from Virginia Tech, went off within the first half, accounting for all three of his group’s touchdowns.
After a sluggish begin on offense (CMU punted twice and missed two discipline targets on its first 4 possessions), Pimpleton put his group’s first factors on the board with this 70-yard punt return landing:
The Chippewas compelled WMU to punt on the following possession and, after a 61-yard run by Lew Nichols III, Pimpleton discovered the tip zone once more on an 11-yard cross play.
The Mustangs had an opportunity to go into the half with the rating tied at 14 if they only punted the ball out of bounds on their subsequent possession.
“There’s no manner they’re gonna kick the soccer to Kalil Pimpleton, proper?” Chippewa Sports activities Community play-by-play man Adam Jaksa mentioned. “You think about [Nick] Mihalic is gonna attempt to kick this one out of bounds with 23 seconds left.”
Oops. Pimpleton took it again 97 yards for his third landing of the quarter. (Mustangs coach Tim Lester said after the game that Mihalic had been instructed to kick it out of bounds.)
His first half stats went like this: three catches for 104 yards and a landing (the one Chippewas receiver to catch a cross), and two punt returns for 167 yards and two touchdowns.
Pimpleton is the first CMU player to return a punt for a landing since Antonio Brown in 2009 and the primary to have two punt return scores in the identical recreation for the reason that program jumped from Division II to Division I in 1975. The 97-yarder broke the college file for longest punt return set by Jim Podoley in 1953 (90 yards).
Pimpleton is the 24th player in D-I to have a number of punt return touchdowns in a single recreation since 2000 (way back to Sports activities Reference’s database goes) however the one one to even have 100 yards receiving in the identical recreation.
The Mustangs made positive to stifle Pimpleton within the second half, although. He solely caught two extra passes for 11 yards and misplaced a yard on his solely different punt return. However CMU held on to win the sport and convey the Cannon Trophy again to Mount Nice for the primary time in 4 years. Pimpleton was amped up after the victory.
“I’m positively completely satisfied to do what I can for my group,” Pimpleton said later. “They did what they may for me to permit me to get in the long run zone 3 times. I did notice early within the recreation that I used to be being a spark to the group, so it’s like you need to hold doing that; it wasn’t sufficient as a result of we had been down 14–0. That first landing wasn’t sufficient, so that you needed to get one other one. The second landing wasn’t sufficient as a result of we wished to stand up, so you need to get one other one. That’s what actually was going by way of my head each time I touched the ball, simply get factors on the board.”
He positive did get factors on the board.
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