Central Michigan coach sleeps with trophy after rivalry win over Western Michigan

Central Michigan football players hold the Victory Cannon trophy after their NCAA college football game against Western Michigan, Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, in Kalamazoo, Mich. The Victory Cannon is awarded to the winner of the in-state rivalry. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Never let a rivalry trophy get out of your sight in the hours after you win it.

Central Michigan coach John Bonamego’s wife Paulette posted a picture of John sleeping with the Victory Cannon trophy in the hours after the Chippewas’ 25-28 win over Western Michigan.


CMU needed a comeback in the rain to win the cannon for the first time since 2013 and the for the first time in Bonamego’s tenure. After trailing 28-14 at the start of the third quarter, Central Michigan scored 21-unanswered points.

After tying the game, the Chips also had this crazy kickoff they recovered after it bounced off a Western Michigan player. It didn’t directly lead to points, however.

(Via ESPN)

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