Storyline: Peru State rallied from 14 points down, scoring the winning TD with 2:02 left after an 11-play, 80-yard drive. Travis Carnahan hit Jake Coughlin for 13 yards on a third-and-13, then on the next play the two connected again for the game-winning 34-yard TD. William Penn drove to Peru’s 30 in the final minute, but a Madarius Adams interception sealed the victory.
Star of the game: Peru’s Sean Van Briesen rushed for 117 yards on 22 carries. He had seven carries for 32 yards on the winning drive.
Notable: Peru snaps a two-game losing streak. It was the fifth-straight win at home for the Bobcats.
Game Comments: Peru State overcame a 14-point deficit by scoring 17 unanswered points. The Bobcats then survived losing a fumble with 1:13 left and gave William Penn another opportunity. Mardarius Adams then picked off a Statesmen pass to give the Bobcats the win.
Player Comments: A strong defensive effort by Justin Barnes, Ismael Calvillo, Colin Weingaertner, and Adams led the way to Peru State’s win. Barnes finished with a career-high 12 tackles and had a fumble recovery. Calvillo had ten tackles, one sack for a loss of 7 yards, and 2.5 tackles for losses of 23.5 yards. Weingaertner also had ten tackles and a tackle for a loss. Adams finished with five tackles – four of which were for losses of 21 yards, had one interception and two fumble recoveries. Travis Carnahan threw two touchdown passes as he went 5 for 9 for 103 yards.
William Penn (5-3)…….0 14 0 0 – 14
Peru State (5-3)…………0 3 7 7 – 17
WP: Tyler Phillips 4 pass from Tyler Wood (Tyler Hefflefinger kick)
WP: Wood 3 run (Hefflefinger kick) PS: FG John Brady 21
PS: AJ Flodman 30 pass from Travis Carnahan (Brady kick)
PS: Jake Coughlin 34 pass from Carnahan (Brady kick)
Chadron State 29, South Dakota Mines 17
Storyline: Three plays after Mines pulled within 22-17 late in the third quarter, Chadron’s Dalton Holst hit Brandon Fullerton with a 78-yard TD pass. The Eagles defense held after that, intercepting Mines QB Jake Sullivan twice.
Star of the game: Chadron defensive back Brian Wood had one of those interceptions and finished with 15 tackles. Wood had a 100-yard interception return last week.
Notable: Chadron’s Derek Jackson rushed for 132 yards, his third straight 100-yard game.
South Dakota Mines (4-4)………0 10 7 0 – 17
Chadron State (5-3)…………….15 7 7 0 – 29
CS: Derek Jackson 55 run (Colt Foster pass from Dalton Holst)
CS: Jackson Dickerson 16 pass from Holst (Will Morgan kick)
SDM: Dorian Cowart 1 run (Enis Sefa kick)
SDM: FG Sefa 27
CS: Dickerson 16 pass from Holst (Morgan kick)
SDM: Brandon LaBrie 2 run (Sefa kick)
CS: Brandon Fullerton 78 pass from Holst (Morgan kick)
Northwest Missouri 19, Lindenwood 0
Storyline: The No. 1 Bearcats limited Lindenwood to 5 rushing yards on the way to posting their fourth shutout of the season. The defense also contributed a safety.
Star of the game: Jordan Thompson rushed for 72 yards and a score, while Brody McMahon added 63 yards a touchdown on the ground.
Notable: The Bearcats, winners of 39 games in a row, had a 403-176 edge in total yards.
Lindenwood (2-6)……………0 0 0 0 – 0
Northwest Missouri (8-0)….7 12 0 0 – 19
NM: Brody McMahon 1 run (Brett Garner kick)
NM: Jordan Thompson 2 run (Garner kick)
NW: FG Garner 24
Winona State 42, Wayne State 19
Storyline: The Wildcats led early, but No. 11 Winona State scored 33 straight points to pull away for the win.
Star of the game: Winona State running back Eric Birth rushed for 103 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries.
Notable: Nate Rogers caught two touchdowns, giving him 24 career TD receptions, tied for second all-time at WSC.
Wayne State (4-4)……..13 0 0 6 – 19
Winona State (8-0)…….9 17 13 3 – 42
WSU: Safety, Zach Osborn tackled in end zone
WSC: Nate Rogers 11 pass from Aaron Bleil (Ethan Knudson kick)
WSU: Zach Olstad 1 run (Carter McCauley kick)
WSC: Layne Sullivan 59 pass from Bleil (kick failed)
WSU: Greg Rooney 5 pass from Darren Beenken (McCauley kick)
WSU: Eric Birth 4 run (McCauley kick)
WSU: FG McCauley 29
WSU: Michael Ferrante 12 interception return (kick failed)
WSU: Birth 54 run (McCauley kick)
WSU: FG McCauley 22
WSC: Rogers 6 pass from Taylor Reedy (kick failed)
UNK 42, NE State 27
Storyline: The Lopers scored touchdowns on their first two possessions and led by as many as 29 in the win.The Lopers had a 299-19 advantage in rushing yards.
Star of the game: UNK quarterback Steve Worthing had 231 yards of total offense and accounted for three touchdowns.
Notable: UNK’s Dayton Sealey (96), Darrien Daniels (78) and Thomas Russell (58) had at least 50 yards on the ground.
Northeastern State (0-8)…….0 0 6 21 – 27
UNK (3-5)……………………..14 7 7 14 – 42
UNK: Darrien Daniels 8 run (Treygan Gowen kick)
UNK: Steve Worthing 5 run (Gowen kick)
UNK: Marvin Marshall 10 pass from Worthing (Gowen kick)
UNK: Worthing 4 run (Gowen kick)
NSU: Gary McKnight 5 pass from Cade Yeager (kick failed)
UNK: Dayton Sealey 1 run (Gowen kick)
NSU: McKnight 65 pass from Yeager (Blake Pearce kick)
UNK: Alex McGinnis 8 run (Gowen kick)
NSU: Zac King 22 pass from Yeager (Pearce kick)
NSU: McKnight 43 pass from Yeager (Pearce kick)
Morningside 56, Hastings 16
Storyline: No. 4 Morningside scored TDs on its first eight drives as it amassed 638 yards of offense. QB Anthony Cloyd led Hastings by rushing for 129 yards and passing for 94.
Star of the game: Bubba Jenkins finished with 238 yards and two TDs on 28 carries to lead Morningside’s ground game. Teammate Arnijae Ponder added 123 yards rushing.
Notable: Tahj Willingham of Hastings finished with 72 yards rushing, the first time this year he’s been held under 100 yards in a game.
Hastings (5-3)…………..3 13 0 0 – 16
Morningside (8-0)……..14 21 21 0 – 56
H: FG Alex Stogdill 26
M: Connor Niles 35 pass from Trent Solsma (Jared Amundson kick)
M: Tanner Ver Steeg 21 pass from Solsma (Amundson kick)
M: Arnijae Ponder 1 run (Amundson kick)
H: Tahj Willingham 9 run (Stogdill kick)
M: Bubba Jenkins 13 run (Amundson kick)
H: Willingham 14 run (run failed)
M: Jenkins 1 run (Amundson kick)
M: Niles 17 pass from Solsma (Amundson kick)
M: Chad Berg 4 pass from Solsma (Amundson kick)
M: Ponder 83 run (Amundson kick)
Concordia 24, Dordt 17
Storyline: Kiyoshi Brey caught the eventual game-winning 17-yard TD pass from Riley Wiltfong on the first play of the fourth quarter to help the Bulldogs win their second straight.
Stars of the game: While Brey caught five passes for 79 yards, Concordia’s workhorse was Ryan Durdon as he rushed 41 times for 136 yards.
Notable: The Defenders has a 227-177 advantage on the ground. Levi Schoonhaven led Dordt with 88 yards on 15 carries.
Concordia (4-3)……10 0 7 7 – 24
Dordt (4-3)………….6 3 8 0 – 17
D: Brock Lamle 6 run (kick failed)
C: Jared Garcia 4 pass from Riley Wiltfong (Brendan Cremin kick)
C: FG Cremin 43
D: FG Jeff Paepke 28
C: TJ Austin 3 run (Cremin kick)
D: Levi Jungling 16 pass from Lamle (Corey Patulea pass from Lamle)
C: Kiyoshi Brey 17 pass from Wiltfong (Cremin kick)
Northwestern 31, Doane 24
Storyline: The No. 15 Red Raiders scored 24 consecutive points, on the strength of three Tyson Kooima touchdown passes, in the second quarter to take the lead for good. Jared Nelson’s second touchdown grab of the game, with just under 3 minutes left in the first half, put Northwestern in front for the first time.
Stars of the game: Kooima threw for 275 yards and four touchdowns. JC Koerselman had seven catches for 91 yards and a touchdown.
Notable: Doane was 0 of 10 on third-down conversions.
Northwestern (7-1)……..7 24 0 0 – 31
Doane (4-3)……………..14 7 3 0 – 24
D: Brysen Mach 1 pass from Jack Shadley (Andres Burgoin kick)
N: Jared Nelson 6 pass from Tyson Kooima (Braxton Williams kick)
D: Bradley Hunter 37 pass from Shadley (Burgoin kick)
D: Kyle Jensen 1 run (Burgoin kick)
N: JC Koerselman 11 pass from Kooima (Williams kick)
N: FG Williams 23
N: Nelson 16 pass from Kooima (Williams kick)
N: Levi TeBrink 8 pass from Kooima (Williams kick)
D: FG Bryce Cooney 30
Dakota Wesleyan 63, Briar Cliff 24
Storyline: The Tigers rolled up 700 yards of total offense, including 412 on the ground.
Star of the game: Dillon Turner was one of two Tigers to rush for over 100 yards as he posted 161 yards and also threw for 288 yards and five touchdowns.
Notable: Noah Ylagan, who had 265 yards on 33 carries, is the first Briar Cliff player to rush for 1,000 yards in a single season.
Briar Cliff (0-9)………………3 14 0 7 – 24
Dakota Wesleyan (5-4)……8 22 19 14 – 63
DW: Hayden Adams 25 pass from Dillon Turner (Adams pass)
BC: FG Steven Delia 29
DW: Team 1 pass from Turner (Turner run)
BC: Joe Heinrichs 20 pass from Dylan Desmarais (Delia kick)
DW: Adams 30 pass from Turner (Tyler Larson pass)
DW: Turner 10 run (run failed)
BC: Noah Ylagan 4 run (Delia kick)
DW: Luke Loudenburg 37 run (pass failed)
DW: Jonny Withrow 1 run (kick failed)
DW: Adams 77 pass from Turner (Seth Paulson kick)
DW: Adams 11 pass from Turner (Paulson kick)
DW: Turner 10 run (Paulson kick)
BC: Noah Ylagan 17 run (Delia kick)
Nebraska Wesleyan 14, Buena Vista 13
Storyline: Heath Hovendick intercepted a Buena Vista pass with under two minutes left to clinch the first win of the season for the Prairie Wolves. After taking the lead right before halftime, Nebraska Wesleyan’s defense shut out the Beavers in the second half.
Star of the game: Shaka Taylor led Nebraska Wesleyan with seven catches for 98 yards and also rushed for 116 yards.
Notable: James Skerjanec only caught one pass, but his 23-yard touchdown reception with 22 seconds left in the first half put the Prairie Wolves ahead for good.
Nebraska Wesleyan (1-7)……..7 7 0 0 – 14
Buena Vista (3-4)……………….6 7 0 0 – 13
NW: Shaka Taylor 1 run (Jackson Hinze kick)
BV: TJ Lint 12 pass from Cole Miller (pass failed)
BV: Lint 16 pass from Miller (Isac Rubio-Ramirez kick)
NW: James Skerjanec 23 pass from Jonathan Curti (Hinze kick)