MIDLAND, Mich. ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚“ The Northern Michigan University football team ended the 2004 campaign with a 48-18 loss on Saturday to theNorthwood Timberwolves.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMU ends the 2004 season with a 2-8 overall and GLIACslate.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Northwood shares a piece of the GLIAC football title, with MichiganTech, with a 10-1 overall record and a 9-1 mark in the conference.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
The first half saw the Timberwolves take a 27-12 lead intothe locker room after the first 30 minutes of play.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Vincent Mayfield scoredall 12 points for the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats in the first half as he returned a kickoff 98 yardsto the house at 11:21 of the first quarter.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The extra point kick was blockedand at the time the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats were down 7-6.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ At 14:01 of the second quarter hecaught a 40-yard pass from Kelly Reed, and the two-point attempt was no good,the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats were now down 14-12.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Northwood would close out the first half byscoring twice.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
The second half was all Northwood as they put up 21 pointsin the third quarter.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMUÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s only score in the second half came when Mayfieldthrew a 27-yard TD strike to Arthur Scott at 2:57 of the fourth quarter.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ TheÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats again went for two as the pass was intercepted.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Mayfield was involved onall three TDs on the day.
Mayfield ended the day with a team-high 10 receptions for 96yards.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ He had one punt return for 37 yards and two kickoff returns for 117yards.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Dahn Borh led the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats on the ground with 91 yards on 14 carries.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Reedthrew for 128 yards on 17-28-2.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ For the game NMU had 358 yards of totaloffense (152 rushing and 206 passing).ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Defensively Chad Kurian had 11 totaltackles (eight solo and three assisted).ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Two of his tackles were for losses.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
NMU will open up the 2005 campaign by hosting Michigan Techin late August.