#21 Chadron State 35, Western State 13
Chadron State quarterback Jonn McLain completed 22 of 29 passes for 242 yards and two touchdowns and tailback Glen Clinton scored twice while rushing for 114 yards to lead the Eagles to a 35-13 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference win over Western State Saturday.
The 21st ranked Eagles, now 3-1 and 2-0 in the conference, led wire-to-wire and scored 21 straight points in the second half to overpower the winless Mountaineers.
The Eagles’ offense was balanced, gaining 279 yards on the ground and completing 23 of 30 passes for 245 yards. They had as many first downs – 35 – as they did points and gained 524 yards on 84 plays.
#3 Northwest Missouri 53, Nebraska-Kearney 7
The Bearcats held Nebraska-Kearney to 124 yards of total offense as they picked up the win in Maryville. NWMSU managed 510 yards of their own as they moved to 4-0 on the season. The Lopers, having played two, top ten teams in back to back weeks fell to 0-4.
For the Lopers Luke McNitt passed for 45 yards while Bronson Marsh and Daniel DeShazer each had 30 yards rushing. Defensively Tyke Kozeal scored the lone UNK touchdown by returning a first quarter interception 74 yards.
#13 Minnesota Duluth 64 Wayne State 21
Wayne State’s homecoming was spoiled as Minnesota Duluth ran for 316 yards and converted three Wayne State turnovers into 21 points as the Bulldogs rolled to a 64-21 Northern Sun Conference victory at Bob Cunningham Field in Wayne.
It was the first homecoming loss in nine years under Wildcat head coach Dan McLaughlin as Wayne State drops to 1-3 on the season while Minnesota Duluth improves to 3-1 with the win.