The Central Michigan Chippewas call Kelly Shorts Stadium their home since 1972. Kelly Shorts Stadium has a seating capacity of over 30,000 fans who love their football. CMU is coming into the 2015 season following what was nearly a miraculous come from behind victory in the Bahamas Bowl last Christmas Eve. They trailed Western Kentucky by 35 points in the third quarter and trailed by 7 with one second to play and were 75 yards away. But they scored a touchdown in the last play on the NCAA Bowl record seventh touchdown pass of the game from quarterback Cooper Rush. They decided to go for two and win it there instead of going to overtime but the conversion pass fell incomplete and the comeback fell one point short.
But with the amazing comeback and with Rush back at quarterback this season, there is a lot of buzz around the Central Michigan campus about this team. You will want to get tickets and go to Kelly Shorts Stadium if you like to see a lot of points put up. While you are there, go check out Jose’s Pig Gig inside the stadium and order the pulled pork sandwich. You won’t be sorry. The concession prices are very good at Kelly Shorts where you can get a 32 oz Pepsi to wash you pulled pork down and not break the bank.
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The students love their football team and they keep up the excitement level in the stands all game long. The CMU band is always entertaining and they add a lot to the atmosphere.
Kelly Shorts Stadium is in Mt Pleasant, Michigan. While there for a college football weekend go check out the Mt Pleasant Brewing Company where you can try one of their craft beers (or more than one) and get a good sandwich from their friendly staff. Or you may want to visit La Senorita if you are a fan of good Mexican food (who isn’t?).
Kelly Shorts Stadium will be rocking this season as the Chips try for the MAC Championship. Their home schedule includes a huge season opener with a Power Five juggernaut Oklahoma State. You will want to get your tickets early for this one as it is sure to be a sellout.
The rest of the home schedule is Monmouth, Northern Illinois, Buffalo, Toledo and Eastern Michigan. Northern Illinois and Toledo are always in the running for the MAC Championship and Eastern Michigan is the big rivalry game. So the 2015 season appears that it will be an exciting one to be a Chippewa fan. Don’t miss out!
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