Hillsdale nips No. 4 Grand Valley St.
Roundup: Minnesota-Duluth extends winning streak to 17
HILLSDALE, Mich. -- Colin McGreevy's 30-yard field goal with nine seconds left propelled Hillsdale to a 34-31 victory against fourth-ranked Grand Valley State Saturday night at Frank "Muddy" Waters Stadium. The Chargers move to 1-1 overall and 1-0 in the GLIAC, while the Lakers fall to 1-1 on the season.
McGreevy converted on his second attempt, thanks to a running-into-the-kicker penalty called on the Lakers on his first attempt, which came on second down on Hillsdale's final drive. His first kick was deflected at the line of scrimmage, which appered to set up overtime. But McGreevy was tackled after the follow-through attempt, triggering the flag and one more attempt.
The teams traded the lead back and forth in the first half, which ended with the Chargers on top, 21-14. The Lakers upped their defensive intensity in the third quarter, while scoring 14 points of their own to enter the fourth quarter with a 28-21 lead.
McGreevy opened the fourth quarter with a 30-yard field goal, which cut the lead to four. After the Chargers stopped the Lakers, junior QB Anthony Mifsud, who missed some time in the second half, returned to the field in and made a big play immediately. His first pass of the fourth quarter was an 85-yard strike to wide receiver Andrew Mott, who outran the Laker secondary to put Hillsdale on top 31-28.
No. 1 Minnesota-Duluth 49, Upper Iowa 22
DULUTH, Minn. -- No. 1 Minnesota-Duluth extended its NSIC winning streak to 31 games -- a run which dates back to the start of the 2008 season -- by turning back Upper Iowa 49-22 Saturday in its 2011 home debut before an overflow crowd of 4,777 at James S. Malosky Stadium. The defending national champion Bulldogs pushed their overall winning streak to 17 games in the process.
Junior quarterback Chase Vogler passed for a pair of touchdowns, both to junior tight end Ben Helmer in the first half, and rushed for another while freshman running back Austin Sikorski had a pair of scores on the ground as Minnesota-Duluth improved to 2-0 on the year.
The Bulldogs, who are 4-0 all-time against the Peacocks, took a 28-13 lead into halftime and extended that lead to 22 points on Sikorski's one-yard scoring run, which capped off an eight-play, 59-yard drive 5:08 into the third quarter. Zach Hulce, buoyed by a 68 yard fourth-quarter jaunt, paced UMD with 118 yards rushing on seven carries while rookie running back Brian Lucas ran 10 times for 52 yards. Vogler, now 26-1 as a collegiate starter, completed 16 of 19 passes for 162 yards and used nine different receivers in the process.
No. 2 Northwest Missouri State 52, Sioux Falls 17
MARYVILLE, Mo. -- Northwest Missouri State cruised to a 52-17 win against Sioux Falls on Saturday night at Bearcat Stadium in front of 7,640 fans.
Blake Christopher threw for 308 yards and completing 17-of-26 attempts with three touchdowns on the night. His third touchdown toss of the night would come on the opening drive of the second half as he found Kyle Kilgore across the middle. Kilgore would break a couple of tackles before spinning into the end zone pushing the Bearcat lead to 45-10.
Northwest finished with 216 yards rushing and 308 through the air almost 100 more than their opponent on Saturday night.
Jordan Simmons ended up with 76 yards on the ground and 55 yards receiving as he recorded three touchdowns for the second time in his career -- his first came last week at Truman. James Franklin added 15 carries for the Bearcats totaling 66 yards on the evening.
No. 5 North Alabama 48, Glenville State 21
FLORENCE, Ala. -- Lee Chapple threw four touchdown passes to lead No. 5 North Alabama to a 48-21 victory against Glenville State at Braly Stadium. The win improves UNA’s record to 2-0 while the Pioneers fall to 0-2. It was UNA’s 15th consecutive regular-season non-conference win at home dating back to 1999.
The game was tied at 7-7 in the second quarter but UNA gained a 21-7 advantage by the half. The Lions extended their lead to 34-7 before swapping scores with Glenville State over the last quarter and a half.
Chapple was 28 of 39 for 317 yards and four scores. Back-up Chris Alexander was five for eight for 57 yards and a score as UNA rolled up 440 yards of total offense. Glenville State finished with 395 total yards, rushing for 174 and throwing for 221.
Game information and photos compiled from athletic department websites.