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Ryan Radcliff, Central Michigan Chippewas: Overall Game Grade: A-
The main reason Central Michigan defeated Western Kentucky is because of how well its senior quarterback performed.
Radcliff finished the game 19-of-29 for 253 yards and three touchdowns. The Sherwood, Ohio native did miss some open receivers early on, but completed some critical passes down the stretch to lead the Chippewas to victory, including the game-winning, 11-yard scoring toss to Cody Wilson.
Kawaun Jakes, Western Kentucky Hilltoppers: Overall Game Grade: B
While Jakes did not lose the game for Western Kentucky, even though he missed tight end Jack Doyle on fourth-and-two on the Hilltoppers' final drive, the 6'3", 194-pounder was not able to make enough plays to secure a victory either.
Jakes completed 14-of-24 passes for just 199 yards and one touchdown, which is a decent stat line. However, Jakes was often inaccurate when the Hilltoppers needed him the most despite having ample time to throw the ball for much of the contest.
Much of Jakes passing yardage came on a 70-yard trick play on Western Kentucky's first snap from scrimmage.
The Saint Augustine, Fla. product also rushed for one touchdown.