Football Report: October 21, 2006
South Dakota 38, Augustana 14
Vermillion, S.D. -- South Dakota scored 31 unanswered points and continued its mastery in the DakotaDome with a 38-14 win over Augustana before a crowd of 9,798.
South Dakota rolled up 389 yards in total offense on 50 plays, including 268 yards rushing on 38 carries. USD also had 121 yards passing the ball. Stefan Logan had 138 yards rushing on 15 carries, including a 44-yard jaunt. With his effort today, Logan surpassed 1,000 yards for the fourth straight season, which ties an NCAA record held by many. However, he is the first NCC player ever to reach the milestone. Logan also surpassed 100 yards rushing for the 31st time in his career. He had 201 all-purpose yards which moved him to 16th place on the NCAA Division II career all-purpose yards list with 6,771 yards. He has 5,322 yards career rushing yards which ranks 16th all-time in D-II.
With the win, USD retained the Silver Bedpan Trophy which is presented by Sioux Valley Hospital to the winner of the game.
USD quarterback Noah Shepard completed 6-of-12 passes for 121 yards and three TDs. Coyote wide receiver Rico Hatter caught three passes for 82 yards and two TDs.
Augustana had 310 total yards on offense, including 232 passing. The Coyotes limited Augustana to 78 yards rushing on 26 carries. It is the eighth straight opponent that USD, the number one ranked rushing defense in the nation, has held to 85 yards or less rushing the ball. Augustana quarterback Tommy Flyger completed 16-of-28 passes for 187 yards and a TD. Tom Ellingworth caught five passes for 65 yards. Jeremy Huber led the Viking ground game with eight carries for 27 yards.
Tyler Spease led the Coyote defense with seven tackles.
Nebraska-Omaha 38, Minnesota Duluth 14
Duluth, Minn. -- Nebraska-Omaha scored twice in the first six minutes, then put the game away with two fourth-quarter scores for a 38-14 victory over Minnesota Duluth. Kyle Kasperbauer and Zach Miller each scored a pair of touchdowns for UNO.
Miller rushed for 127 yards to lead a rushing attack that ground five touchdowns and 271 yards. UNO outgained the Bulldogs 409-212 in total offense.
UNO held a substantial edge in time of possession (37:31 to 22:29) which meant plenty of activity for the Bulldog defensive corps. Free safety Tyler Yelk was credited with a career-high 17 total tackles, one stop shy of the school-game record. for Minnesota Duluth.
Offensively, UMD managed just 60 yards of rushing offense and was limited to a season-low 152 yards through the air. Ted Schlafke completed 15 of 27 passes and had one interception in the setback. Linebacker Bobby Danenhauer led the Maverick defense with 10 tackles.
St. Cloud State 16, Minnesota State 3
St. Cloud, Minn. -- St. Cloud State ended a four-game North Central Conference losing streak with a 16-3 Homecoming win over Minnesota State at Husky Stadium. With the win, the Huskies retain the famed Traveling Training Kit, the longtime trophy that goes to the winning team of this rivalry.
St. Cloud State's Jon Gutierrez kicked three goals of 27, 33 and 47 yards to lead the Huskies in the win. Kenny Patrick rushed 12 times for 66 yards and scored the only touchdown of the game on a 33-yard run at 8:44 of the third quarter. Jon Quesnel threw for 174 yards, completing 17 of 30 pass attempts. Zach Stover caught five passes for 54 yards. Tyler Krueger had a team high nine tackles and a forced fumble. The Huskies recorded three quarterback sacks to extend their consecutive games with a sack to 29.
St. Cloud State finished the game with 321 yards of total offense and held Minnesota State to 233 yards, including 32 on the ground.
Minnesota State quarterback Ben King completed 24 of 40 passes for 192 yards and Bryan Alberty caught eight passes for 38 yards. Ben Spencer kicked a 39 yard field goal with 2:03 left in the first quarter to give the Mavericks an early 3-0 lead.
The Huskies touchdown scoring drive in the third quarter came after sophomore cornerback Matt Jensen (Mequon, WI) intercepted the ball at the MSU 42. After three rushing plays, the Huskies faced fourth and one, and Kenny Patrick broke open for a 33 yard touchdown run.
Central Washington 42, Western Washington 28
Seattle, Wash. -- Central Washington retained the Cascade Cup with a 42-28 win over Western Washington in the Battle in Seattle game held at Qwest Field.
Central Washington, which jumped out to a 14-0 lead and benefitted from six Western Washington turnovers, was led by quarterback Mike Reilly who completed 19 of 26 passes for 215 yards and two touchdowns and also rushed for another score.
Reilly's favored receivers were Josh Boonstra and Johnny Spevak. Boonstra finished with seven catches for 70 yards and one touchdown while Spevak had six catches for 100 yards.
Most of Western's yards came on the ground where Craig Garner had a great night as he had 19 carries for 179 yards and one touchdown.
Western Washington's James Monrean finished the night 12 of 21 passing for 144 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions. He also rushed for one touchdown.
Brett Upchurch had five catches for 48 yards and one touchdown while Travis McKee had three catches for 69 yards and one score.
Standings NCC Over.
Nebraska-Omaha 5-0 6-1
South Dakota 5-0 7-1
North Dakota 4-1 6-1
Augustana 3-3 5-3
Minnesota Duluth 3-3 5-3
Central Washington 2-3 5-3
St. Cloud State 1-4 3-5
Western Washington 1-5 2-6
Minnesota State 0-5 2-6