NMU Drops Second Half Of Football Doubleheader
MARQUETTE, Mich. ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚“ The Northern Michigan University football team played the second half of the football doubleheader at theSuperior Dome on Saturday night.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ For the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats it was the season finale.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ TheNorthwood Timberwolves took it to the home team as they left with a 70-20victory.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMU ends the 2005 campaign with an overall and Great LakesIntercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) record of 2-8.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NU ends the regularseason with a record of 9-2 overall and 8-2 in the GLIAC.
NU had 28 points on the board before Eric Duchaj caught aone-yard pass from Brad Anderson at 7:11 of the second quarter.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Kyle Marotzadded a 52-yard field goal as time was expiring for the first half.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMU wasdown 35-10 after the first 30 minutes of play.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Marotz tied the record for thelongest field goal in the Superior Dome with the boot.
Marotz kicked his second field goal of the game at 4:40 ofthe fourth quarter, which made the score 63-13.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Vincent Mayfield playing inhis final game in a NMU uniform caught a 15-yard pass from Kelly Reed at 3:41to make the score 63-20.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The Timberwolves added a TD with 2:32 left in thegame for the final count.
NU had 676 yards of total offense for the game which is anew Superior Dome record.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The Timberwolves also set new Superior Dome recordsfor rushing yards with 602 and most points by one team.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMU for the game had398 yards of total offense (185 rushing, 213 passing).ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Brad Anderson had his biggestgame as a ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cat with 27 carries for 183 yards.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Fred Wells and Mayfield both hadeight receptions for the game.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚