WSC Football Triumphs on Homecoming

Zach Nunnenkamp, Sports Writer

The Wayne State College football team won 41-33 over Minnesota State.  

The tale of the game was dominated by high scoring offenses. Both teams had over 540 total yards and scored points in all four quarters of the game.  

A WSC senior running back started the game off with a 67-yard touchdown run on the opening drive. The Wildcats would score again on a field goal from senior kicker Alex Powders making it 10-0. Minnesota State got on the board with a 54-yard field goal by redshirt freshman Matthew Jaeger. At the end of the first quarter the Wildcats held a 10-3 lead. 

WSC scored on the second play of the second quarter on a 45-yard pass from sophomore quarterback Nick Bohn to senior wide receiver Mason Lee. The Wildcats defense helped put points on the board as sophomore defensive back Gerale Flye recovered a fumble and returned it for a 34-yard touchdown.  

A Wildcats field goal would make the score 27-3. Grant Guyett scores the first touchdown of the game for Minnesota State on a 22-yard pass from quarterback Hayden Ekern. The Mavericks added a field goal in the closing seconds. WSC took a 27-13 lead at halftime. 

The Mavericks started the second half with a touchdown run from Ekern. WSC answers with a 90-yard drive that is capped off with a four-yard touchdown from redshirt freshmen Jacob Keiser. The Wildcats took a 34-20 lead into the fourth quarter. 

Ekern completed a 14-yard touchdown pass to Nyles Williams to start the fourth quarter. WSC blocked the PAT attempt. Bohn threw a 27-yard touchdown pass to junior wide receiver David Elder.  

The Mavericks scored in the last two minutes of the game on a 40-yard touchdown to Nyles Williams, his second of the quarter. They attempted an onside kick, but the Wildcats recovered it and won the game 41-33. 

WSC improved to 5-1 and remained unbeaten at home. MSU fell to 4-2 in the season. WSC football’s next game is against Augustana in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on Oct. 15 at 1:00 p.m.