No. 2 UMD stays unbeaten; Crookston ends NSIC drought

  • Article by: NEWS SERVICES
  • Updated: September 23, 2012 - 8:54 AM

Running back Austin Sikorski and wide receiver Joe Reichert each had a pair of touchdowns for second-ranked Minnesota Duluth in a 42-34 victory over NSIC rival Augsburg on Saturday night in Duluth.

Bulldogs quarterback Chase Vogler completed 17 of 29 passes for 227 yards and two scores for UMD (4-0, 4-0), which took a 35-6 halftime lead and beat the Vikings (2-2, 2-2) for the sixth consecutive time. Reichert caught six passes for 96 yards.

The Vikings outgained the Bulldogs 409-404 and held the nation's sixth-ranked rushing offense to a season-low 177 yards (on 37 carries).

Minnesota-Crookston 33, SW Minnesota State 28: Richard Haley rushed for a career-high 238 yards and three touchdowns in the first NSIC victory in four years for the Golden Eagles, who ended a 39-game losing streak in conference play.

MSU Mankato 24, MSU Moorhead 0: The host Mavericks used a strong defensive effort to remain unbeaten.

The Mavericks (4-0), who are ranked No. 7 in the d2football.com poll, limited the Dragons to eight first downs and 137 yards in offense.

Mitch Brozovich threw two of his three touchdown passes in the fourth quarter.

Northern State 24, Concordia (St. Paul) 23: The Wolves withstood two Concordia touchdowns in the final six minutes and held on for the victory in Aberdeen, S.D. The Golden Bears scored with 34 seconds remaining, but the Wolves recovered the ensuing onsides kick.

James Peterson passed for 373 yards and three TDs for the Golden Bears.

Sioux Falls 21, Bemidji State 5: The host Cougars rallied from a 5-0 halftime deficit and improved to 4-0.

Eric Anderson returned an interception 28 yards in the third quarter and the Cougars also got a TD pass from Taylor Perkins and two fourth- quarter field goals from Braden Wieking.

Zach Pulkinen's 31-yard field goal with two seconds left in the first half gave the Beavers a 5-0 lead.

St. Cloud State 24, Wayne State 19: Michael Walker rushed for 110 yards and two TDs, leading the Huskies to the victory in Wayne, Neb.

Walker capped two long Huskies drives in the third quarter with 1-yard runs, boosting the Huskies to a 24-10 lead.

Winona State 32, Mary 23: Rayon Simmons ran for 176 yards and four touchdowns and became Winona State's career leading rusher in the Warriors' victory in Bismarck, N.D.

Simmons has 3,394 yards in his career.

UMAC

Northwestern (Roseville) 54, MacMurray 14: Josh Balzer passed for 258 yards and four touchdowns and Josh Sinnen scored three TDs to lead the host Eagles to a victory. Balzer also rushed for a team-high 84 yards as the Eagles amassed 567 yards of offense.

St. Scholastica 21, Martin Luther 7: Tyler Harper threw three TD passes for the visiting Saints in a victory in New Ulm, Minn. The victory was the 16th consecutive in UMAC play for the Saints, who limited the Eagles to 67 yards.

Westminster (Mo.) 30, Crown 12: Joe Plassmeyer threw four TD passes -- two in the fourth quarter -- as the visiting Blue Jays pulled away for the victory. Josh Ganados threw two touchdown passes for Crown.

Greenville 49, Minn.-Morris 24: Greenville rushed for 408 yards against the host Cougars, who got three touchdown passes from Derrick Foss.

Upper Midwest

Lewis & Clark 41, Macalester 17: Keith Welch passed for 312 yards and two touchdowns and ran for two scores, leading the Pioneers to a victory in Portland, Ore.

After Macalester took a 10-0 lead early in the second quarter, the Pioneers (3-0) scored 41 unanswered points.

T. Joe Loiselle and C.J. Smith scored touchdowns for the Scots (3-1).

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