Chadron State hung on to edge Adams State 23-21 in a Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference showdown. The Chadron State heroes included All-American linebacker Kevin Lindholm, who finished the day with 19 tackles and recovered an onside kick after Adams State had closed the gap to two points with 2:37 to play. So was tailback Glen Clinton, who rushed for 198 yards and gained 20 yards and a first down late in the game, allowing the Eagles to run out the clock.
The victory was the fourth in a row for the Eagles this season. It also was the seventh consecutive win for Chadron State over the Grizzlies. Three of the last four games have been decided by three or fewer points.
Lindenwood racked up 511 yards of total offense and held Nebraska-Kearney to just 219 as they picked up a 49-28 win. The Lions scored 42 points in the first half and held on for the win as UNK scored 21 unanswered in the fourth quarter.
For the Lions Ben Gomez was 27 of 45 for 480 yards and and MIAA record tying six touchdowns. He connected with Andrew Helmick for a school record 200 yards and two scores. On defense Jaz Granderson and Connor Harris each had eight tackles. For the Lopers, using their fifth quarterback in five weeks, Sean Flanagan threw for 167 yards and a score and rushed for 99 yards and two scores. Defensively Ryan Lendrum had seven tackles and one interception.
Senior running back Nick Pulscher ran for 145 yards and one score while senior wide receiver Kevin Paulsen added six catches for 122 yards and two scores to lead Wayne State College in a 31-27 homecoming win over Augustana College in Northern Sun Conference football played Saturday afternoon at Bob Cunningham Field in Wayne. WSC is now 8-0 in homecoming contests under head coach Dan McLaughlin as the Wildcats improved to 4-1 overall and 4-1 in the NSIC.