BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Central Michigan coach Jim McElwain and the Chippewas have demonstrated already this season that they can go into an SEC stadium and be competitive.
Yet McElwain is reluctant to characterize a visit to LSU’s 102,000-seat Death Valley, where the Chippewas (1-1) will meet the Tigers (1-1) on Saturday night, as similar to playing at Missouri, where Central Michigan lost 34-24 two weeks ago.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri coach Eli Drinkwitz was effusive in his praise for Central Michigan's Jim McElwain early this week, pointing out his successes in the SEC at Florida and the more recent job he's done rebuilding the Chippewas.