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Wildcats Come Home From First Road Test Empty Handed

Posted: 13 September, 2015

DULUTH, MN. – #9 Minnesota Duluth came into the game not dropping their first two games of the season since 1999; they would show why they are a top-10 nationally ranked team.


In the first quarter UMD scored three touchdowns to go up 22-0. Junior Beau Bofferding caught two passing touchdowns (3-yard & 29-yard) and rushed for one (18-yard) as well.

WSC starting quarterback junior Zach Osborn was injured late in the first quarter and finished his day 3-7 with 21 yards passing. It was freshman Taylor Reedy that filled in his spot for three quarters for the remainder of the game.

The Bulldogs tacked on 10 more points. Senior Andrew Brees knocked through a 24-yard field goal and junior Drew Bauer hooked up with freshman Jason Balts for a 25-yard touchdown pass. UMD led at the half 32-0.

Moving into the third quarter UMD put up 10 more points from a freshman running back Jamiah Newell 48-yard touchdown run and 27-yard field goal from junior Tyler McLaughlin.

UMD scored one last time on their first possession in the fourth quarter form a Newell 70-yard touchdown run.

WSC scored their only time of the game from a 6-yard touchdown pass from Reedy to senior Ludlow with 6:22 left in the game.

Duluth defeats Wayne State 48-7. The Bulldogs improve to 1-1 on the season while WSC falls to 1-1.

Offensively Reedy finished the game 19-39 for 165 yards and one passing touchdown. On the ground Ludlow ran 11 times for 66 yard and sophomore Lane Yates had six carries for 38 yards. Junior Nick Roth paced the team in the receiving category with five grabs for 62 yards and Ludlow had four catches for 26 yards with and a receiving touchdown.

Defensively for the ‘Cats senior Nate Kroupa led the team in tackles with 10 and a tackle for loss. Senior Jon Davis followed with eight tackles, sophomore Tyri Bethea added seven tackles and had one pass break-up. Sophomore Johnathan Bland added a sack, while sophomore DeWayne Scott and senior Shawn Barker each accounted for a half of a sack.

The Wayne State College football team will be at home on Saturday, September 19 hosting Northern State University under the lights. WSC will host the 0-2 Wolves with a 6 p.m. kickoff at Bob Cunningham Field in Wayne. Northern State holds the all-time series record 9-13 last playing in 2013 when Northern State defeated WSC 29-27 in triple overtime.

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