Wildcat Football team handles the Lumberjacks, 46-5
Posted on 10/1/2012
The North Dakota State College of Science Wildcat Football team won their Homecoming game on Saturday over Dakota College at Bottineau (DCB) with a score of 45-6.
The Wildcats got off to a decent start against the Lumberjacks, taking the lead in the first quarter at the nine minute mark, going up 6-0. The extra kick was blocked, but the Cats held DCB off and didn’t allow them to score even bringing in a field goal a few minutes into the second quarter, 9-0. The scoring didn’t stop for NDSCS, who put two more touchdowns on the scoreboard before the end of the first half. The score at halftime was 23-0 in favor of NDSCS.
The second half started off with DCB receiving and taking over seven minutes on their drive, which ended in them scoring their first touchdown. The Cats turned it around with a blocked extra point and recovery by Kelvin Wilkins, Spartanburg, S.C., bringing it to the end zone for two points, making it 25-6 by the end of the third quarter. Sophomore kicker, Eric Mielke, Cambridge, Minn., helped NDSCS with a field goal kick to start the fourth quarter. Mielke finished with three field goals and four out of five extra points. The Wildcats added two more touchdowns by the end of the fourth quarter, ending with a total score of 45-6.
The offensive leaders were Davion Stackhouse, Ferndale, Mich., with 147 rushing yards and one touchdown, and Shamir Akhdar, Miami, Fla., with 100 receiving yards and one touchdown. NDSCS counted on three different quarterbacks, but Josh Hansana, of Gwinner, N.D. led with completion of eight out of 15 passes for a total of 149 yards including a double pass touchdown. Lorenzo Mitchell, Streamwood, Ill., and Prince Kanu, Minneapolis, Minn., were other Wildcats that counted for touchdowns.
The defensive end for the Cats was tough, allowing a total of just six points. Mykar Groves, West St. Paul, Minn., and Brady Kortes, Fairview, Mont., both had a total of nine tackles, four and three unassisted, respectively.
The NDSCS football record is now 2-2. They will be playing against Columbia Basin at home this Saturday, October 6. Catch the Pre-Game radio show at 12:45 p.m. on AM 1450 KBMW, or go to www.ndscs.edu/athletics/live. Game time is set for 1 p.m.