Press Box


MARQUETTE, Mich. â€Â“ The Northern Michigan University football team played the second half of the football doubleheader at theSuperior Dome on Saturday night.  For the â€Â˜Cats it was the season finale.  TheNorthwood Timberwolves took it to the home team as they left with a 70-20victory.  NMU ends the 2005 campaign with an overall and Great LakesIntercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) record of 2-8.  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.  Kyle Marotzadded a 52-yard field goal as time was expiring for the first half.  NMU wasdown 35-10 after the first 30 minutes of play.  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.  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.  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.  The Timberwolves also set new Superior Dome recordsfor rushing yards with 602 and most points by one team.   Ã‚ NMU for the game had398 yards of total offense (185 rushing, 213 passing).  Brad Anderson had his biggestgame as a â€Â˜Cat with 27 carries for 183 yards.  Fred Wells and Mayfield both hadeight receptions for the game. 




Prepared By
Dave Faiella
Sports Information Director