Wayne State College 35
WAYNE, Neb. — The seventh-ranked Minnesota State football team scored on its first three possessions of the first half — and its final two of the half — and then held on for a 42-35 victory over Wayne State College in the annual Egg Bowl played on the campus of Wayne State College. The game was witnessed by 1,651 fans.
Maverick quarterback Jon Wolf was named the Minnesota State Most Valuable Player of the Egg Bowl after finishing the game with by completing 10-of-18 passes for 198 yards and two touchdowns. He also rushed ten times for 54 yards and a score. The win pushed Mankato’s record to 9-0 on the season a mark which ties the 2010 squad for the best start in program history.
Andy Pfeiffer led Mankato on the ground with 16 carries for 75 yards while Thielen caught seven passes for 99. Senior defensive back Robert Gunderson added a team-high eight tackles to go with two interceptions.
As a team, MSU finished with 366 yards of total offense while Wayne State had 455.
CROOKSTON, Minn. — Another week. Another Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference North Division opponent. Another convincing football victory.
Since being dealt a 51-49 buzzer-beater loss by St. Cloud State one month ago, the University of Minnesota Duluth has been on a tear, reeling off four straight one-sided wins, the latest of which was a 38-14 triumph at the expense of the University of Minnesota Crookston Saturday afternoon. Quarterback Chase Vogler equaled a career-high with three rushing touchdowns and threw for another score for the host Bulldogs, who took a 38-0 lead into halftime at a soggy Ed Widseth Field en route to improving to 8-1 on the season. Vogler, now 44-5 as a collegiate starter, completed 10 of 15 passes for 114 yards, but was picked off once. He opened the scoring with 2:30 to go in the first quarter when he hooked up on a six-yard touchdown pass to junior tight end Jeremy Reierson.
No. 8 UMD chewed up 283 yards on the ground while holding the Golden Eagles to just 56 yards on 27 carries. Running back Jerron Johnson came off the bench to rush 11 times for a team-leading 95 yards while sophomore Austin Sikorski added 75 yards on 11 attempts.
Sioux Falls 54
Upper Iowa 41
SIOUX FALLS — The University of Sioux Falls posted a season-high 54 points Saturday to edge Upper Iowa 54-41 in an old-fashion shootout at Bob Young Field.
After going up by as many as 37 points in the second quarter, Upper Iowa score 28 unanswered to make for an interesting fourth quarter. A combination of clutch offense and special teams play lifted the Cougars to their eighth win of the season.