Central Michigan vs Western Michigan Played in Complete Blizzard in Mount Pleasant
Think Snowbowl football and you're reminded of memorable games in New England like the Tuck Rule game from the 2001 Divisional Playoffs or the sloppy 0-3 Snowplow game from '82. Add a new snow-coated game to football lore, the 2022 Central Michigan vs Western Michigan game.
Fat flakes were falling in Mount Pleasant when the fierce MAC rivals kicked off in a nationally televised game on ESPNU.
The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids issued this Special Weather Statement for the region just two minutes before kickoff of the game:
...Locally Heavy Snow Showers Moving Through The Mt Pleasant to Alma
Locally heavy snow showers were tracking through Mt Pleasant as of
750 pm impacting US-127. They were headed south southeast and will
reach Alma and Ithaca by 830 pm. Motorist should be alert for sudden
changes to the visibility and possible slippery travel through the
Check out some of the snowy images captured on social media:
Check out these views from the stands at Kelly/Shorts Stadium.
CMU made the best of it on Twitter channeling their inner Frozen
The teams play for the Victory Cannon trophy. In 2022, the winner should take home a snow cannon.
Here's how conditions looked at kickoff:
Fire up Chips, indeed. Both teams will need the warmth after this one.
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