ALLENDALE, Mich. ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚“ The Northern Michigan University football team might have wanted to turn the clock back a littlesooner at Grand Valley State University on Saturday.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Or they might have wantedto celebrate Halloween with a little trick of treat.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats facing itssecond ranked opponent in a row only managed three points against the top teamin NCAA II football.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ GVSU won the game by a 48-3 score.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMU is now 2-7overall and in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC).ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The loss also extended the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats losing streak to five games.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ GVSU staysperfect with a 9-0 slate overall and in the conference.
The Lakers scored 21 points inthe first quarter of play.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ With the home team leading by a 28-0 count, KyleMarotz booted a 33-yard field goal at 2:15 of the second period to get theÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats on the board.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ GVSU added a TD with 11 seconds left before the half andtook a 35-3 lead into the locker room.
The second half saw the Lakersadd seven points to its column in the third quarter and six more in thefourth.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
Buddy Rivera was lost for theseason when he injured his leg early in the game.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Kelly Reed came in forRivera and was 23-8-1 for 61 yards.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Brad Anderson was the leading rusher forthe ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats with his 39 yards on 16 carries.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Abram McCoy ended the game with 37yards on three carries.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Vincent Mayfield, playing in front of his hometowngroup, led the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats with six receptions for 48 yards.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Alex Grignon led theÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats on the defensive front with 10 total tackles (seven solo, threeassisted).
NMU did not win the battle of theclock as the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats only had the ball for 22:45 of the game.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ For the game theÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats had 151 yards of total offense on 49 plays (59 rushing, 92 passing).ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ GVSUran 72 plays for the game and racked up 417 yards of total offense (169rushing, 248 passing).ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
The ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats will play its seasonfinale at the Superior Dome against Northwood on Saturday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The Timberwolves will be the third ranked team in a row for the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚