Wayne State College racked up a season-high 482 yards while forcing seven Southwest Minnesota State turnovers as the Wildcats won 52-29 Saturday evening over the Mustangs at Bob Cunningham Field in Wayne. The Wildcats remain unbeaten in league play at 4-0 while improving to 4-1 on the season.
Wayne State finished with a season-high 482 of total offense, 274 on the ground and 208 passing, while SMSU had 404 yards. Bryce Hawthorne led Wayne St. in rushing with 131 yards on just 10 carries and one score while Pulscher finished with 83 yards on 19 carries and two scores. Most was 17 of 29 passing for 208 yards with four touchdowns and one interception. Mitch Montgomery was the top Wildcat receiver with seven catches for 93 yards.
Wayne State, tied for first in NCAA Division II entering the game in turnover margin, forced seven SMSU turnovers in the game with four fumbles and three interceptions. Michael Bazata paced the Wildcat defense with seven tackles while Richard Daniel had five tackles with three sacks and three forced fumbles. 24 of Wayne State’s 52 points followed SMSU turnovers in the game.
Wayne State will be at home again next Saturday hosting the University of Mary in the Homecoming/Hall of Fame Game with a 1:00 p.m. kickoff at Bob Cunningham Field in Wayne.