PERU – Trailing by 14 in the third quarter, the Culver-Stockton football team scored 17 unanswered points, and the Wildcats stole a win away from Peru State in the Bobcats final home game of the season, 38-35, on Saturday.
Sophomore quarterback Korbin Marcum threw for 230 yards on 17-32 passing with two touchdowns and an interception. His top target was freshman Connor Perrine. He caught seven passes for 110 yards and two scores.
Sophomore Reggie Foster led Culver-Stockton on the ground with 100 yards on six carries. He left the game early with an apparent leg injuries. Sophomore Nathan Barnes finished with two rushing touchdowns.
The Wildcats ended with 402 total yards. Peru State had 395.
Senior quarterback Dan Boshart, one of 14 seniors honored before the game, rushed for 176 yards on 26 carries and also scored once on the ground. He threw for another 62 yards. Boshart had a total of 877 yards in three career games vs. Culver-Stockton.
Boshart credits Culver-Stockton’s defense and the adjustments they made against PSC’s offense.
“I know we get in games like this where things start slipping away and guys loose their cool. Someone’s got to keep their cool. Someone’s got to be the leader. I’m just thankful that I’ve been able to do that for guys and just kind of bring them back in. Once we hit that field, we just got to go to work.”
Senior fullback Deondrae Mayo added 120 yards on the ground on 16 carries. Another senior back, Colton Audsley, scored twice.
Freshman Zach Taylor led the Bobcats with 13 tackles and a tackle for loss. Defensive end Justin Willis had a pick-six in the second quarter to make the score 21-7.
Junior Mitch Orr opened the third quarter with an 85-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. That would be the final time the ‘Cats would score in the game.
Peru State drops to 3-7 and will travel to No. 8 Benedictine (9-1) next Saturday in the final game of the season. The Ravens topped No. 5 Grand View this weekend, 25-13.
Culver-Stockton (3-7) finishes the season at Graceland next week. The win Saturday snapped a three-game losing streak vs. the Bobcats.
At Peru State (3-7)………………7â€ƒ21â€ƒ7 0â€”35
CS: Nathan Barnes 2 run (Ben Workman kick)
PS: Colton Audsley 4 run (John Brady kick)
PS: Audsley 11 run (Brady kick)
PS: Jordan Willis 2 interception return (Brady kick)
CS: Connor Perrine 9 pass from Korbin Marcum (Workman kick)
CS: Perrine 1 pass from Marcum (Workman kick)
PS: Daniel Boshart 1 run (Brady kick)
PS: Mitchell Orr 84 kickoff return (Brady kick)
CS: Jordan Grant 13 run (Workman kick)
CS: Barnes 2 run (Workman kick)
CS: FG Workman 20
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