Back-up quarterback helps Peru State escape Culver-Stockton upset bid

Back-up quarterback helps Peru State escape Culver-Stockton upset bid
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CANTON, MO – Despite allowing Culver-Stockton quarterback Korbin Marcum to set two school records, the Peru State football team escaped the Wildcats’ upset attempt Saturday, 47-42, in Canton, MO.

The freshman from Reno, NV set new marks at CSC in passing yards in a game (545 yards) and passing touchdowns in a game (6). The Wildcats finished with three receivers over 100 yards.

Marcum’s 545 passing yards were part of a back-and-forth game where both offenses combined for 1,093 total yards.

Peru State junior quarterback Dan Boshart, filling in for the injured Travis Carnahan, finished with 393 total yards. The 6’0″ 200 pound Wood River, Neb. native was 10-17 for 239 yards and three touchdowns. He added 154 yards on the ground with a score.

Senior wide out Jacob Coughlin had 155 yards receiving on six catches and two scores.

The Bobcats may have allowed 594 total yards, but they were able to intercept Marcum five times, including two picks by free safety Justin Barnes. Barnes sealed the win for PSC with his second interception with 1:32 left in the fourth quarter.

Peru State improves to 7-3 and will host #12 Benedictine in the final regular season game next weekend in the Oak Bowl. The Ravens lost to #6 Grand View Saturday, 30-27.

Score by Quarters     1  2  3  4   Score
-----------------    -- -- -- --   -----
Peru State..........  7 20 14  6  - 47       Record: (7-3,3-1)
Culver-Stockton.....  0 21 14  7  - 42       Record: (0-10,0-4)

Scoring Summary:
1st 05:12 PERU - Coughlin,Jake 48 yd pass from Boshart,Daniel (Brady,John kick), 1-48 0:08, PERU 7 - CSC 0
2nd 11:51 CSC - Campbell,Denzel 42 yd pass from Marcum,Korbin (Workman,Ben kick), 3-59 1:06, PERU 7 - CSC 7
    10:10 PERU - VanBriesen,Sean 1 yd run (Brady,John kick blockd), 4-47 1:41, PERU 13 - CSC 7
    07:16 CSC - Campbell,Denzel 21 yd pass from Marcum,Korbin (Workman,Ben kick), 7-56 2:54, PERU 13 - CSC 14
    04:03 PERU - Coughlin,Jake 34 yd pass from Boshart,Daniel (Brady,John kick), 7-64 3:13, PERU 20 - CSC 14
    02:23 CSC - Grant,Jordan 14 yd pass from Marcum,Korbin (Workman,Ben kick), 6-68 1:40, PERU 20 - CSC 21
    00:19 PERU - VanBriesen,Sean 6 yd run (Brady,John kick), 6-67 2:04, PERU 27 - CSC 21
3rd 12:10 CSC - Griffiths,Joshu 9 yd pass from Marcum,Korbin (Workman,Ben kick), 6-75 2:50, PERU 27 - CSC 28
    08:53 PERU - Haystrand,Justi 5 yd run (Brady,John kick), 7-64 3:17, PERU 34 - CSC 28
    05:29 CSC - Campbell,Denzel 27 yd pass from Marcum,Korbin (Workman,Ben kick), 7-76 3:24, PERU 34 - CSC 35
    00:50 PERU - Bond,David 32 yd pass from Boshart,Daniel (Brady,John kick), 1-32 0:09, PERU 41 - CSC 35
4th 06:25 PERU - Boshart,Daniel 61 yd run (Brady,John kick failed), 7-80 3:47, PERU 47 - CSC 35
    05:24 CSC - Collier,Irving 16 yd pass from Marcum,Korbin (Workman,Ben kick), 6-65 1:01, PERU 47 - CSC 42

                                   PERU      CSC
FIRST DOWNS...................       22       31
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)............   52-260    22-49
PASSING YDS (NET).............      239      545
Passes Att-Comp-Int...........  17-10-0  57-33-5
TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS.....   69-499   79-594
Fumble Returns-Yards..........      0-0      0-0
Punt Returns-Yards............      0-0      1-2
Kickoff Returns-Yards.........    5-133    6-128
Interception Returns-Yards....     5-32      0-0
Punts (Number-Avg)............   5-31.6   1-48.0
Fumbles-Lost..................      2-2      1-0
Penalties-Yards...............     6-58     5-40
Possession Time...............    30:45    29:15
Third-Down Conversions........  5 of 13  7 of 10
Fourth-Down Conversions.......   2 of 2   0 of 2
Red-Zone Scores-Chances.......      3-4      3-4
Sacks By: Number-Yards........     1-11      0-0

RUSHING: Peru State-Boshart,Daniel 21-154; VanBriesen,Sean 25-89;
Haystrand,Justi 5-16; Pass,Derren 1-1. Culver-Stockton-Barnes,Nathan 16-52;
Grant,Jordan 2-10; Foster,Reggie 1-minus 1; Murphy,Stephen 1-minus 3;
Marcum,Korbin 2-minus 9.

PASSING: Peru State-Boshart,Daniel 10-17-0-239.
Culver-Stockton-Marcum,Korbin 33-57-5-545.

RECEIVING: Peru State-Coughlin,Jake 6-155; Bond,David 2-45; Owens,Ki'Jana
1-26; VanBriesen,Sean 1-13. Culver-Stockton-Campbell,Denzel 11-217;
Murphy,Stephen 11-136; Griffiths,Joshu 4-54; Grant,Jordan 3-100; Collier,Irving
3-35; Barnes,Nathan 1-3.

INTERCEPTIONS: Peru State-Barnes,Justin 2-21; Brown,JaMartae 1-11;
Bullard,Michael 1-0; Weingaertner,Co 1-0. Culver-Stockton-None.

FUMBLES: Peru State-Boshart,Daniel 2-2. Culver-Stockton-Foster,Reggie

Stadium: NX Level Field        Attendance: 486
Kickoff time: 01:00 pm  End of Game: 3:57      Total elapsed time: 2:57
Officials: Referee: Gary Brammer; Umpire: Brian Mottaz; Linesman: Derek Billups;
Line judge: Jamey Quelle; Back judge: Chris Cabe; Field judge: Chris Denk;
Side judge: Jordon Nelson;
Temperature: 58 deg    Wind: 9 SW      Weather: Cloudy

          Peru State vs Culver-Stockton (Nov 04, 2017 at Canton, Mo.)

SACKS (UA-A): Peru State-Bowers,Stephen 0-1; Constantino,Lui 0-1.

TACKLES (UA-A): Peru State-Barnes,Justin 6-3; Orcutt,Gunnar 4-5;
Calvillo,Ismael 3-3; Adams,Madarius 3-2; Bullard,Michael 3-2; Therkelsen,Bran
2-3; Schlender,Camer 1-3; Hicks,Myles 1-3; Constantino,Lui 1-2; Riggins,Ishmael
1-2; Bowers,Stephen 0-3; Reed,Travis 2-0; Hubbard,Victor 1-1; Weingaertner,Co
0-2; Stirgus,Desmond 1-0; Douglas,Langdon 1-0; Pool,Justin 1-0; Ervin,Dalton
0-1; Brown,JaMartae 0-1. Culver-Stockton-Menconi,Drake 4-9; Hassel,Brody 4-4;
Huffman,Dalton 2-5; Mahar,Seth 1-6; Kelly,Matt 4-2; Entoe,Karlin 3-3;
Benson,Stephen 5-0; Jones,Dareon 0-5; Beaty,Jamal 1-3; Pittman,Julian 1-3;
Kothe,Kendall 1-3; Horton,Dazhee 1-1; Robinson,Pat 1-1; Sanders,Aubre 0-2;
Clark,JC 1-0; Marcum,Korbin 1-0; Smith,Devin 1-0; Sweeney,Ian 0-1; Baillie,Sam
0-1; Seth,KT 0-1.

Fort Hays State 13, Northwest Missouri State 12

Storyline: Sixth-ranked Fort Hays State won the MIAA title for the first time by handing No. 8 Northwest Missouri its second straight loss. The Bearcats scored their lone TD with 3:19 to play to close to 13-10. Hays took a safety in the closing seconds, then intercepted Northwest’s Hail Mary on the last play.

Star of the game: Hays receiver Harley Hazlett, who had three catches for 84 yards, caught a 66-yard TD pass with 9:25 left to put the Tigers up 13-3. Hazlett also intercepted the Hail Mary to end the game.

Notable: Northwest Missouri, which had its 38-game winning streak snapped last week, hadn’t lost back-to-back regular-season games since 2001.

Fort Hays State (10-0)………0 3 3 7—13

At Northwest Missouri State (8-2)….0 3 0 9—12

NW: FG Parker Sampson 28

FH: FG Brandon Brown 48

FH: FG Brown 36

FH: Harley Hazlett 66 pass from Jacob Mezera (Brown kick)

NW: Quincy Woods 21 pass from Jonathan Baker (Sampson kick)

NW: Team safety

Chadron State 35, Black Hills State 14

Storyline: Chadron dominated the opening half, leading 22-0 10 minutes in. The Eagles also forced four turnovers, including Tyler Lewis’ 67-yard fumble return that made it 35-0 at halftime. Lewis also had eight tackles.

Star of the game: Tight end Colt Foster had four catches for 79 yards and a 55-yard touchdown grab. The Hemingford grad continues to have a solid sophomore year for Chadron State with 38 catches for 527 yards and four touchdowns.

Notable: Chadron’s Derek Jackson turned in his fifth straight 100-yard rushing game as he finished with 173 yards and two TDs on 39 carries. That puts him at 1,016 yards and 14 touchdowns for the season.

Chadron State (6-4)………22 13 0 0—35

At Black Hills State (4-5)…..0 0 7 7—14

CS: Jackson Dickerson 44 pass from Dalton Holst (Matt Vargas run)

CS: Colt Foster 55 pass from Holst (Will Morgan kick)

CS: Derek Jackson 3 run (Morgan kick)

CS: Jackson 4 run (kick failed)

CS: Tyler Lewis 67 fumble return (Morgan kick)

BHS: Dylan Reiners 44 pass from Ryan Hommel (Trey Fleming kick)

BHS: Hommel 3 run (Fleming kick)

Minnesota State 48, Wayne State 27

Storyline: Wayne was tied with the top-ranked team in Division II before Minnesota State scored three touchdowns in the final 8:02. Wayne tied it 27-27 when Nate Rogers caught a 45-yard pass from Aaron Bleil with 12:24 left, but Minnesota State quickly answered.

Star of the game: Freshman Justin Taormina rushed for 203 yards and three touchdowns as Minnesota State racked up 397 yards rushing.

Notable: Rogers finished with six catches for 92 yards and that fourth-quarter touchdown. He now has 26 career TD receptions, one shy of the school record.

Wayne State (5-5)………..0 14 6 7—27

At Minnesota State (10-0)…17 10 0 21—48

MS: FG Casey Bednarski 43

MS: Justin Taormina 2 run (Bednarski kick)

MS: Taormina 1 run (Bednarski kick)

MS: FG Bednarski 24

WS: Willie Walton 10 pass from Aaron Bleil (Ethan Knudson kick)

MS: Ty Dennis 27 pass from Ryan Schlichte (Bednarski kick)

WS: Walton 16 pass from Bleil (Knudson kick)

WS: FG Knudson 23

WS: FG Knudson 32

WS: Nate Rogers 45 pass from Bleil (Knudson kick)

MS: Trevor Nissen 35 pass from Schlichte (Bednarski kick)

MS: Tyler Schmidt 8 pass from Schlichte (Bednarski kick)

MS: Taormina 2 run (Bednarski kick)

Pittsburg State 35, UNK 13

Storyline: Pittsburg State, which started the year 2-4, won its fourth straight by limiting the Lopers to 164 yards of offense and forcing three turnovers. The Gorillas, who ended Northwest Missouri’s 38-game winning streak last week, scored two TDs in the third quarter to pull away.

Star of the game: Pittsburg State quarterback Thomas LePage threw for 105 yards and a touchdown and also had 103 yards on the ground.

Notable: The schedule doesn’t get easier for UNK, which was held to 46 rushing yards and 11 first downs. Next weekend, the Lopers face unbeaten Fort Hays State, which defeated Northwest Missouri on Saturday.

Pittsburg State (6-4)…….7 7 14 7—35

At UNK (3-7)……..0 7 0 6—13

PS: Michael Rose 9 run (Jared Vincent kick)

PS: D’Vontae Brown 2 run (Vincent kick)

UNK: Darrien Daniels 3 run (Brendan Wentling kick)

PS: Brown 1 run (Vincent kick)

PS: Austin Panko 22 pass from Thomas LePage (Vincent kick)

UNK: Alex Harms 1 pass from Alex McGinnis (kick failed)

PS: Kenyan Scheurich 4 run (Vincent kick)

Concordia 35, Briar Cliff 7

Storyline: Concordia won its fourth straight as it raced to a 28-0 lead two minutes before halftime. The Bulldogs amassed 565 yards of total offense, including 386 on the ground. TJ Austin ran for 160 yards.

Stars of the game: Receiver Jared Garcia pulled in three passes for 78 yards and two scores while moving past Ross Wurdeman for most receiving yards in school history (2,458).

Notable: Concordia sophomore Ryan Durdon ran for 162 of his 192 yards in the first half and has 1,248 yards this season. He needs 18 yards to pass JaMaine Lewis as the program’s single-season rushing leader.

Concordia (6-3)…….7 21 0 7—35

At Briar Cliff (0-10)….0 7 0 0— 7

C: Jared Garcia 26 pass from Riley Wiltfong (Brendan Cremin kick)

C: Kiyoshi Brey 15 pass from Wiltfong (Cremin kick)

C: Ryan Durdon 4 run (Cremin kick)

C: Garcia 33 pass from Wiltfong (Cremin kick)

BC: Logann Freeman 33 pass from Dillon Ruelas (Steven Delia kick)

C: TJ Austin 3 run (Cremin kick)

Morningside 41, Doane 10

Storyline: Morningside clinched at least a share of a seventh consecutive GPAC title as the fourth-ranked Mustangs derailed No. 24 Doane. The Mustangs scored touchdowns on five of their first seven possessions, while defensively they allowed the Tigers to cross midfield once in the first half.

Star of the game: Connor Niles became Morningside’s all-time receiving yardage leader. Niles, who had seven catches for 101 yards, now has career totals to 190 catches, 3,367 yards and 35 TDs — the record was 3,277 set by Beau Kildow in 2009. It also was the 15th 100-yard receiving game of Niles’ career.

Notable: During their seven-year run as league champions, the Mustangs have compiled a 57-3 record against conference opponents.

Morningside (10-0)…..21 14 6 0—41

At Doane (5-4)…….0 0 3 7—10

M: Trent Solsma 1 run (Jared Amundson kick)

M: Bubba Jenkins 4 run (Amundson kick)

M: Arnijae Ponder 7 run (Cremin kick)

M: Connor Niles 36 pass from Solsma (Amundson kick)

M: Jenkins 1 run (Amundson kick)

D: FG Bryce Cooney 29

M: Chad Berg 15 pass from Solsma (Amundson kick)

D: Collin Ellis 41 blocked punt return (Andres Burgoin kick)

Midland 32, Hastings 24

Storyline: Midland scored touchdowns on its first three possessions and held off a late Broncos charge to snap a four-game losing skid. The Warriors built a 10-point lead after the first play of the second quarter, and Hastings never led after that.

Star of the game: Midland QB Payton Nelson, an Omaha North grad, passed for 246 yards and three touchdowns and also found the end zone on the ground. Nelson, who made his first career start last week, hit Malik Dumetz with a 72-yard strike in the first quarter.

Notable: Tahj Willingham led the Hastings offense with 197 yards rushing, including a 99-yard touchdown run. Willingham has topped 1,400 yards for the season.

Hastings (5-5)…….9 9 6 0—24

At Midland (5-4)……12 14 0 6—32

M: Hayden Dunn 32 pass from Payton Nelson (kick failed)

H: Clark Livingston 5 run (Tom Schnase kick)

M: Malik Dumetz 72 pass from Nelson (kick failed)

M: Nelson 10 run (Matt Stankoski kick)

H: FG Schnase 27

H: Tahj Willingham 99 run (kick failed)

M: Garry Cannon 2 run (Stankoski kick)

H: Rashaad Shamburger 5 pass from Livingston (kick failed)

M: Alec Von Alvensleben 22 pass from Nelson (kick failed)

Dakota Wesleyan 62, Dordt 52

Storyline: The teams combined for 1,309 yards of offense. A 98-yard touchdown run from Keithen Drury put Dordt ahead in the third quarter, but Dakota Wesleyan answered with two touchdowns to take the lead for good.

Stars of the game: Dordt receiver Levi Jungling caught 14 passes for 281 yards and three scores and added a 94-yard touchdown run, finishing with 376 yards of total offense. Wesleyan receiver Hayden Adams was pretty good as well as he finished with 14 catches for 228 yards and three touchdowns.

Notable: Dillon Turner didn’t hurt his national rankings status in Wesleyan’s season finale. Turner threw for 386 yards and three touchdowns and also rushed for 108 yards and two TDs. Coming into the game, Turner led the NAIA in total offense and passing yards.

Dordt (4-5)……………….12 13 13 14—52

At Dakota Wesleyan (6-5)…..14 20 7 21—62

D: Levi Jungling 38 pass from Brock Lamle (pass failed)

DW: Dillon Turner 5 run (Seth Paulson kick)

DW: Hayden Adams 38 pass from Turner (Paulson kick)

D: Jungling 94 run (pass failed)

DW: Preston Emerson 4 run (Paulson kick)

D: Keithen Drury 5 run (pass failed)

DW: Adams 52 pass from Turner (Paulson kick)

D: Drury 48 pass from Lamle (Jeff Paepke kick)

DW: Turner 14 run (kick failed)

D: Jake Dodge 7 pass from Lamle (Paepke kick)

D: Drury 98 run (pass failed)

DW: Adams 6 pass from Turner (Paulson kick)

DW: Gaige Marshall 1 run (Paulson kick)

D: Jungling 5 pass from Lamle (Paepke kick)

DW: Luke Loudenburg 2 run (Paulson kick)

DW: Loudenburg 7 run (Paulson kick)

D: Jungling 17 pass from Lamle (Paepke kick)

Nebraska Wesleyan 45, Simpson 38

Storyline: Nebraska Wesleyan set a new program record with 608 yards of total offense, including 364 yards from running back Shaka Taylor. The Prairie Wolves led 42-21 after three quarters and held off a late Simpson rally for their second straight win.

Star of the game: Taylor, a Norfolk Lutheran graduate, had a huge day as he rushed for 230 yards and a touchdown on 30 carries and caught nine passes for 134 yards and two scores. His 78-yard touchdown run gave Nebraska Wesleyan a 21-point lead late in the third quarter. Taylor went over 1,000 yards for the season, the first Wesleyan back to do that since 2005.

Notable: Quarterback Jonathan Curti completed 31 passes for 379 yards and five touchdowns. Curti has passed for 2,888 yards this season, which sets a school record for single-season passing yards.

Simpson (5-5)…………..14 0 7 17—38

At Nebraska Wesleyan (2-7)…..21 7 14 3—45

NW: Caleb Conway 2 pass from Jonathan Curti (Jackson Hinze kick)

S: Cam Bunting 86 run (Drew Jensen kick)

NW: Bryce Darner 8 pass from Curti (Hinze kick)

S: Austin Hronich 55 pass from Sam Sasso (Jensen kick)

NW: Shaka Taylor 27 pass from Curti (Hinze kick)

NW: Bradley Pelkey 27 pass from Curti (Hinze kick)

NW: Taylor 8 pass from Curti (Hinze kick)

S: Bunting 1 run (Jensen kick)

NW: Taylor 78 run (Hinze kick)

S: Sam Bartlett 8 pass from Sasso (Jensen kick)

S: Hronich 37 pass from Sasso (Jensen kick)

NW: FG Hinze 41

S: FG Jensen 25

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