Wildcats Depart Sioux Falls With Third Straight League Victory, Bohn With Four Total Touchdowns

SIOUX FALLS, SD – Sophomore quarterback Nick Bohn led Wayne State College to a second half comeback and first victory over Sioux Falls in program history.

From Bob Young Field in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, WSC visited #25 USF Saturday afternoon during week 10 of the NSIC schedule.

After trailing 21-7 early in the third quarter, the Wildcats took control the remainder of the game thanks to a 24-3 run and won 31-24. WSC is now 8-2 (4-2 South), winning their third straight game and snapping a nine-game losing streak to USF (now 1-9) while the Cougars dropped their third straight game and fell to 7-3 (2-3 South).

Wayne State College struck first thanks to a 39-yard passing touchdown from Bohn to senior wide out Mason Lee with 6:39 to play in the opening quarter. Senior placekicker Alex Powders made his first of four extra-points to lead 7-0.

USF then scored twice in the second quarter thanks to a pair of one-yard rushing touchdowns from sixth-year tailback Thuro Reisdorfer (12:19 and 3:40 remaining in first half).

The Cougars took a 14-7 lead into the half.

Sioux Falls recorded a pick-six a minute into the third quarter to lead 21-7.

WSC then went on their own scoring run starting with a 28-yard Bohn passing score to redshirt freshman Trevor Marshall (11:07 remaining in third) followed by a 22-yard Powders field goal (5:06 left in third) to pull within 21-17.

Sophomore placekicker Nick Hernandez converted a 37-yard field goal to put Sioux Falls back up one score of 24-17 with 14:22 to play in the game.

The Wildcats answered quickly on a 56-yard rushing touchdown by Bohn (13:01 remaining) and followed with the go-ahead score between Bohn and sophomore wide receiver Jadon Johnson on a 17-yard score through the air (9:13 left in game).

Final favored Wayne State College over #25 Sioux Falls, 31-24.

Bohn finished the game 13-24 for 165 yards with three passing touchdowns and two interceptions along with 115 yards on 18 carries and one touchdown.

Lee hauled in six receptions for 93 yards and a score, Marshall added one catch for 28 yards and a score, Johnson had a 17-yard touchdown reception as sophomore tight end Gage Dengel recorded two catches for 12 yards.

Sophomore linebacker Alex Kowalczyk posted 10 total tackles (nine solo) followed by senior linebacker Jaylan Scott with seven solo stops. Sophomore linebacker Dexter Larsen (five solo tackles) recorded an interception, one sack and tackle for loss while redshirt defensive lineman Drake Peed (three tackles/two solo) tacked on a tackle for loss and a sack.

Wayne State College finished with 59 plays for 309 yards (165 passing/144 rushing) while Sioux Falls had 67 plays for 302 yards (140 passing/162 rushing).

The Cougars were also penalized 11 times for 130 yards compared to two against the ‘Cats for 20 yards. WSC went 5-for-12 on third down conversions and 1-for-1 on fourth down while USF was 5-for-15 on third down and 2-for-4 on fourth down.

Wayne State College will close out the NSIC regular season welcoming in a North Division opponent of MSU Moorhead (improved to 4-6 with 21-20 home win over Concordia-St. Paul) on Saturday, November 12 at noon.