Wayne State 20, Southwest Minnesota 6
Storyline: Wayne State’s defense turned in another strong performance as the Wildcats held SW Minnesota to two field goals. For the season, Wayne is allowing 16.6 points per game and has held four opponents to 14 or fewer points.
Star of the game: Wayne running back Rashad Trimble rushed for 159 yards on 25 carries. His 52-yard TD run with 3:54 left secured the win after Southwest pulled within 13-6 with 6:52 remaining.
Notable: Quarterback Zach Osborn, who missed last week’s game with an injury, went 14 of 30 for 147 yards and a TD pass to Nate Rogers.
SW Minnesota State (2-4)…….0 3 0 3— 6
At Wayne State (4-2)……..3 3 7 7—20
WS: FG Ethan Knudson 24
WS: FG Knudson 25
SM: FG Skyler Crew 37
WS: Nate Rogers 2 pass from Zach Osborn (Knudson kick)
SM: FG Crew 25
WS: Rashad Trimble 52 run (Knudson kick)
Dixie St. 38, Chadron St. 24
Storyline: Chadron suffered its second straight road loss as Dixie State scored the final 14 points. After Chadron’s Derek Jackson scored from 19 yards out with 13:45 left to tie it at 24-all, Dixie scored three minutes later.
Star of the game: Dixie quarterback Malik Watson was 15 of 25 for 268 yards and four touchdowns. Three of those scores came in the final 19 minutes.
Notable: Chadron got TDs from its defense and special teams, but Dixie State outgained the Eagles in total yardage 516-288.
Chadron State (3-3)……..3 7 7 7—24
at Dixie State (3-3)……..3 14 7 14—38
CS: FG Will Morgan 37
DS: FG Anthony Reyes 31
DS: Josiah Blandin 21 pass from Malik Watson (Reyes kick)
CS: Cole Thurness fumble recovery in end zone after blocked punt (Morgan kick)
DS: Landon Cook 1 run (Reyes kick)
CS: Trey Mosley 37 fumble recovery (Morgan kick)
DS: Dejuan Dantzler 65 pass from Watson (Reyes kick)
CS: Derek Jackson 19 run (Morgan kick)
DS: Ernest Ouiocho 7 pass from Watson (Reyes kick)
DS: Blandin 25 pas from Watson (Reyes kick)
Northwest Missouri 17, Central Oklahoma 10
Storyline: The top-ranked Bearcats led 7-3 with 12 minutes left before a Jordan Thompson TD run and a Brett Garner field goal gave them some breathing room. Central Oklahoma scored its TD with 1:34 left, but Northwest recovered an onside kick and ran the clock out.
Star of the game: Ben Althoff led Northwest’s defense with 10 tackles, including one of the Bearcats’ five sacks.
Notable: Omaha North grad Zach Martin went 22 of 43 for 292 yards for Northwest. He’s thrown for 1,611 yards this season.
Central Oklahoma (2-4)…….3 0 0 7—10
at Northwest Missouri State (6-0)……0 7 0 10—17
CO: FG Alex Quevedo 42
NW: Brody McMahon 3 run (Brett Garner kick)
NW: Jordan Thompson 3 run (Garner kick)
NW: FG Garner 29
CO: Daxton Williams 2 pass from Chandler Garrett (Ouevedo kick)
Central Missouri 45, UNK 7
Storyline: Central Missouri seized control by scoring twice in the first half’s final minute to take a 21-point lead to halftime. After scoring with 59 seconds left, the Mules recovered an onside kick and scored again with 24 seconds left.
Star of the game: Brook Bolles, a Lincoln North Star grad, passed for 325 yards and a TD and rushed for two touchdowns.
Notable: Central Missouri finished with 529 yards while the defense held UNK to 199 yards. Thomas Russell led the Lopers with 72 yards rushing.
Central Missouri (4-2)…..7 21 10 7—45
at UNK (2-4)………..0 7 0 0— 7
CM: Brook Bolles 1 run (Alex Langer kick)
CM: Kyrion Parker 38 pass from Bolles (Langer kick)
UNK: Dayton Sealey 3 run (Treygan Gowen kick)
CM: Bolles 2 run (Langer kick)
CM: Koby Wilkerson 9 run (Langer kick)
CM: FG Langer 43
CM: Devante Turner 5 run (Langer kick)
CM: Kyle Bradley 5 run (Langer kick)
Hastings 45, Briar Cliff 14
Storyline: Hastings gobbled up 377 yards on the ground and had 543 in total offense as the Broncos improved to 5-1. Tahj Willingham topped 100 yards rushing for the sixth straight week with a season-high 178 yards and three TDs.
Player to watch: Hastings quarterback Anthony Cloyd rushed for 167 yards and a TD on 10 carries and was as efficient through the air, going 8 of 11 for 156 yards and two TDs to Noah Housh.
Notable: Noah Ylagan broke Briar Cliff’s records for rushing attempts (41) and rushing yards (218) in a game. Mitch Heikes had held both those records.
Briar Cliff (0-7)…….7 7 0 0—14
at Hastings (5-1)……17 7 21 0—45
BC: Joe Heinrichs 13 pass from Dylan Desmarais (Steven Delia kick)
H: FG Alex Stogdill 36
H: Anthony Cloyd 6 run (Stogdill kick)
H: Tahj Willingham 24 run (Stogdill kick)
BC: Noah Ylagan 21 run (Delia kick)
H: Noah Housh 35 pass from Cloyd (Stogdill kick)
H: Willingham 7 run (Stogdill kick)
H: Housh 44 pass from Cloyd (Stogdill kick)
H: Willingham 67 run (Stogdill kick)
Morningside 76, Dakota Wesleyan 21
Storyline: Both teams entered averaging more than 50 points a game, but the day belonged to the Mustangs. Morningside raced to a 42-0 lead and finished with 733 yards of offense.
Stars of the game: All the stars were out for Morningside. QB Trent Solsma was 25 of 38 for 371 yards and five TDs; Bubba Jenkins rushed 23 times for 206 yards and four TDs, while Connor Niles had 12 catches for 151 yards and two TDs.
Notable: The 76 points were the most Morningside has scored since putting up 87 last September against Dordt.
Dakota Wesleyan (4-3)……..0 7 7 7—21
at Morningside (6-0)………..21 21 21 13—76
M: Bubba Jenkins 47 run (Jared Amundson kick)
M: Sam Akins 4 pass from Trent Solsma (Amundson kick)
M: Tanner Ver Steeg 27 pass from Solsma (Amundson kick)
M: Connor Niles 22 pass from Solsma (Amundson kick)
M: Niles 3 pass from Solsma (Amundson kick)
M: Jenkins 5 run (Amundson kick)
DW: Hayden Adams 6 pass from Dillon Turner (Seth Paulson kick)
M: Ver Steeg 83 pass from Solsma (Amundson kick)
DW: Adams 72 pass from Turner (Paulson kick)
M: Jenkins 4 run (Amundson kick)
M: Jenkins 3 run (Amundson kick)
M: Arnijae Ponder 1 run (Amundson kick)
DW: Tre Hobbs 52 pass from Turner (Paulson kick)
M: Anthony Sims 3 run (kick blocked)
Dordt 21, Doane 16
Storyline: Dordt took the lead on a TD in the closing seconds of the first half and stayed in front the rest of the way to upset No. 12 Doane. Doane pulled within 21-16 with 3:09 left, but threw an interception on its final possession.
Star of the game: Dordt’s Levi Jungling caught 10 passes for 157 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Notable: Doane had won the previous nine meetings with Dordt by an average margin of 38 points.
Dordt (3-2)……..0 14 0 7—21
at Doane (4-2)……7 0 3 6—16
Doane: Hunter Bradley 60 pass from Jack Shadley (Andres Burgoin kick)
Dordt: Keithen Drury 2 run (run failed)
Dordt: Levi Jungling 11 pass from Brock Lamle (Jungling run)
Doane: FG Bryce Cooney 26
Dordt: Jungling 21 pass from Lamie (Jeff Paepke kick)
Doane: Bradley 13 pass from Shadley (pass failed)
Northwestern 24, Midland 21
Storyline: Jacob Kalogonis’ TD run with 8:51 left put Northwestern ahead for good. Midland had two possessions after that but wasn’t able to drive inside Northwestern’s 40. Midland QB Garry Cannon threw two TD passes in the first eight minutes and finished with 186 yards passing.
Star of the game: Northwestern QB Tyson Kooima went 19 of 32 for 262 yards and accounted for two touchdowns.
Notable: Northwestern’s defense stiffened in the second half as Midland gained 266 of its 338 yards before halftime.
Northwestern (5-1)……0 17 0 7—24
at Midland (4-2)………14 0 7 0—21
M: Lukas Vopnford 54 pass from Garry Cannon (Matt Stankoski kick)
M: Mike Seawell 42 pass from Cannon (Stankoski kick)
NW: JC Koerselman 6 pass from Tyson Kooima (Brandon Williams kick)
NW: FG Williams 37
NW: Kooima 10 run (Williams kick)
M: Peyton Nelson 13 run (Stankoski kick)
NW: Jacob Kalogonis 1 run (Williams kick)
Luther 41, Nebraska Wesleyan 38, OT
Storyline: Luther erased a 17-point deficit in the fourth quarter and then Cory Wirth won it with a 25-yard field goal in overtime.
Stars of the game: Wesleyan QB Jonathan Curti was 26 of 37 for 347 yards and four touchdowns, while Shaka Taylor had 152 yards rushing and 51 receiving.
Notable: Wesleyan is 0-6, but it has had double-digit leads in four of those games.
Nebraska Wesleyan (0-6)…..14 14 10 0 0—38
at Luther (4-1)…………7 14 0 17 3—41
NW: Shaka Taylor 3 run (Jackson Hinze kick)
L: Brady Letney 64 run (Cory Wirth kick)
NW: Caleb Conway 9 pass from Jonathan Curti (Hinze kick)
L: Letney 5 run (Wirth kick)
NW: Taylor 6 pass from Curti (Hinze kick)
L: Letney 21 run (Wirth kick)
NW: Derrick Curtis 13 pass from Curti (Hinze kick)
NW: FG Hinze 36
NW: Curtis 8 pass from Curti (Hinze kick)
L: Travis Vargas 16 run (Wirth kick)
L: FG Wirth 38
L: Yassine Ouazzani 58 run (Wirth kick)
L: FG Wirth 25