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TC's Harman helps CMU upset Iowa 32-31

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Traverse City native David Harman knocked in a career-long 47-yard game-winning field goal to help the Chippewas score 9 points in the final 45 seconds to upset Iowa 32-31.

CMU improved to 2-1 on the year and it marked the fifth time in school history that the Chippewas beat a Big Ten opponent.  Their last victory over a Big Ten opponent came in 2009 at Michigan State.

It was a wild game in Iowa City that saw CMU drive 64 yards in the final two minutes to start the comeback victory.  Down by eight points, Ryan Radcliff threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Titus Davis with 45 seconds remaining.  The Chippewas could not convert the two-point conversion to tie the game up.

CMU's onside kick was unsuccessful, but a delay of game penalty on the Chippewas meant the play did not technically happen.

CMU converted the second attempt.  The Chippewas got a little help from the penalty-prone Hawkeyes (they drew 9 penalites for 106 yards in the game) and drove down to the 30 yard line.  That's when Harman made his fourth field goal of the afternoon.

Iowa's Mark Weisman rushed for 217 yards and three touchdowns.  CMU's Ryan Radcliff had 285 yards passing and two touchdowns.  Cody Wilson had 105 yards receiving for CMU who start MAC play against the defending conference champs next Saturday.  The game at Northern Illinois starts at 3:30pm. 

If you didn't get to see CMU's big upset over the Hawkeyes, we'll have highlights tonight on 9&10 News at 11.

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