'Cats Win Marathon In Motor City
MARQUETTE, Mich. - The Northern Michigan football Wildcats traveled to Detroit Saturday afternoon for a GLIACgame with Wayne State University. The two teams combined for 95 points, 1,062yards in total offense and 22 penalties for 195 yards. When the final gunsounded, Northern Michigan posted a 49-46 overtime victory.
The Wildcats have now won two straight games and six of their last seven. Theyare 6-2 overall, 6-1 in the GLIAC, tied with Findlay for second place, just onegame behind undefeated Grand Valley State. Wayne State dropped to 2-6 overalland 2-5 in the GLIAC.
The Wildcats led 43-36 with 1:27 to play, but WSU scored with five seconds toplay to send the game into overtime. Wayne State scored first on a 33-yardStephen Wayne Field goal, but the Wildcats answered as Kyle Swenor threw a25-yard TD pass to Brandon Munson to end the game.
Swenor finished the day completing 25 of 46 passes for 310 yards and acareer-high four touchdowns. He was intercepted once. He also was the leadingrusher in the game with 57 yards on 11 carries and he scored on a 1-yard run.
Munson also had a big day with 9 receptions for 158 yards and a career-highthree TD's on receptions of 18 yards, 14 yards and 25 yards. Senior JeffOsborne also scored on a 2-yard pass, while Corey Woods and Terrell Goldsmithscored on short runs.
Mike Oswald and Brandon Genwright led the defense with 10 total tackles eachwhile Ben Laarman and Nathan Twork each had an interception.
NMU will be on the road for the second straight week playing at Michigan Techon Saturday, November 2. Kickoff is at Noon.