MINOT, N.D. -- Minot State’s Wayne Peters caught a tipped pass in the corner of the end zone in the third overtime session to lift Minot State to a 23-17 win over Augustana on Saturday night.
Both teams are now 1-1 on the season, as Minot State picked up the win in the first ever meeting between the two schools.
The Vikings had plenty of opportunities to secure the victory, as Lucas Wainman missed a 50-yard field goal with 6:22 left in the fourth quarter. Wainman had a chance to put Augustana on the board in the first overtime session and missed a 38-yard field goal wide right giving Minot State a chance for the win.
Minot State kicker Brian Gutierrez then missed a 34-yard field goal attempt to send it to a second overtime. Minot State’s Peters caught a seven-yard touchdown pass from Zac Cunha in the Beavers’ second overtime possession, forcing the Vikings into a must-score possession.
Trey Heid completed a 16-yard pass to Darren Niklason on the first play of the Vikings’ second overtime possession and later rushed for a nine-yard touchdown allowing the Vikings to square things up at 17.
University of Mary 34
Wayne State College 27
BISMARCK, N.D. -- Facing a foe it has never beaten and trailing by two touchdowns early on the road, Nick Jolliffe caught three touchdown passes and a dominating second half defensive performance led the University of Mary to a 34-27 win over Wayne State College on Saturday.
The Marauders had lost all five previous meetings to the Wildcats.
After Jolliffe’s third touchdown reception of the game from Craig Bagnell tied the game at 24-24 just 2:23 into the second half, Elby Pope scored the game-winning touchdown on a 35 yard punt return with 7:14 remaining in the third quarter. It was the first Mary downfield punt return for a touchdown since beginning NCAA play in 2006.
The Marauders defense limited the Wildcats to three points, five first downs and 92 yards after halftime. Wayne State compiled 289 yards of offense in the first half, including 130 on the ground. A week earlier against No. 2 Minnesota State, the Marauders defense limited the Mavericks to three points, four first downs and 77 yards in the second half of the season opener.
Southwest Minnesota State 27
Minnesota-State Moorhead 20
MOORHEAD, Minn. -- Charlie Kern tossed a 23-yard touchdown pass to Anthony Dean with three seconds remaining to lift Southwest Minnesota State to a thrilling come-from-behind 27-20 victory over Minnesota State-Moorhead on Saturday afternoon. The game was played in a constant rainstorm limiting both teams’ passing attack.
Southwest running back Tyler Tonderum rushed for a school-record 340 yards and three touchdowns on 41 carries, while the Mustangs set a team record with 416 yards on 67 attempts. Tonderum broke the previous record of 243 rushing yards by David Whitten set in 2003, while the team record was 397 yards set in 2011.
The touchdown capped a furious Southwest rally as the Mustangs scored 15 points unanswered points in the final nine minutes of the game to earn the victory.
Southwest finished the game with 493 yards of offense with 24 first downs, while the Mustang defense limited Moorhead to just 264 yards and 16 first downs.