Winona State Scores 38 Straight, Wildcats Suffer First Loss Of Season

WINONA –NSIC South Division play began Saturday afternoon for the Wayne State College football team.

From Altra Federal Credit Union Stadium in Winona, Minnesota, WSC visited Winona State University.

Winona State scored 38 straight points to win 38-14 over Wayne State College. The Warriors are now 4-1 (1-0 South) while WSC fell to 4-1 (0-1 South).

Wayne State sophomore quarterback Nick Bohn connected with junior wide receiver David Elder on a 46-yard pitch and catch with six seconds left in the opening quarter. Senior placekicker Alex Powders knocked through the extra-point to lead 7-0.

Early in the second quarter, Bohn then recorded a 19-yard rushing touchdown. Powders made the PAT to put WSC up 14-0.

The lone first half score for Winona State came from sophomore running back Ty Gavin from 25 yards out in the second quarter. The PAT was good which made the score 14-7 at the break.

Score favored Wayne State up 14-7 going into the locker room.

The second half was all Winona State University.

The Warriors used a one-yard score from graduate student running back Sam Santiago-Lloyd on their opening possession of the second half.

Fourth quarter scoring then came from Gavin on a 38-yard run (first play of fourth quarter), senior punt returner Darryl Williams returned a punt for 79 yards and a touchdown, sophomore placekicker Jacob Scott made a 27-yard field goal and redshirt freshman defensive back Griffin Wiegel scored off a blocked punt.

Final favored Winona State University over Wayne State College, 38-14.

Bohn finished 18-36 for 204 yards with one touchdown, two interceptions and was sacked three times. He also led the team in rushing yards with 16 attempts for 74 net yards and a score while also fumbling once.

Senior running back Anthony Watkins carried the ball eight times for 30 yards.

Elder hauled in six receptions for 91 yards and a touchdown, sophomore wide out Shane Orr added four catches for 36 yards and senior wide receiver Mason Lee had three catches for 33 yards. Sophomore wide receiver Jadon Johnson was held to one reception for 15 yards.

Sophomore linebacker Dexter Larsen paced Wayne State defensively with eight tackles (seven solo) and a tackle for loss as sophomore linebacker Alex Kowalczyk (five solo) and sophomore safety Jacob Byrd (six solo) both added seven tackles.

Other TFLs came from junior safety Tanner Cooper, senior cornerback J’Von France, sophomore linebacker Tyler Leclair, sophomore lineman Rex Becker and sophomore linebacker Alex Schall.

Wayne State College recorded 344 yards (204 passing/140 rushing) on 73 plays compared to Winona State with 318 yards (153 passing/165 rushing) on 62 plays. WSC finished 6 for 15 on third down conversions (1-1 fourth down) while the Warriors were 3 for 13 on third downs (1-3 fourth downs).

WSC was penalized nine times for 81 yards.

Wayne State College will next entertain Minnesota State-Mankato on Saturday, October 8 at 1 p.m. during their Homecoming game.