Northwest Missouri State-Lenoir-Rhyne game report
12/21/2013 5:26 PM
12/21/2013 5:27 PM
Defensive tackle Bryant Hummel recovered a fumble and set up the Bearcats at the Lenoir-Rhyne 15, where they scored in three plays on Billy Creason’s 4-yard run.
At one point, Northwest held a total-yardage lead of 121 to minus-5Second quarter
Kevin Berg broke through and blocked a punt out of the end zone for a safety to give the Bearcats a 19-7 lead.
Trailing 17-7 and driving, Lenoir-Rhyne got stuffed at the Northwest 38 by Eric Reimer and Kevin Arnold on a fourth and 2. The Bears were 0-2 on fourth-down coversations.Third quarter
Trevor Adams found Reuben Thomas for a 30-yard touchdown that gave Northwest a 29-7 lead.
Lenoir-Rhyne completed its first pass of the game. It went for a 59-yard touchdown.Fourth quarter
Brady Bolles, Northwest’s designated running quarterback, got in the act with a 4-yard scoring run.
No turnovers in this quarter or any other for Northwest.
Player of the game:
So many candidates for Northwest. On offense, go with quarterback Trevor Admas in a slight nod over wide receiver Reuben Thomas and running back Billy Creason. On defense, tackle Bryant Hummel and linebacker D.J. Gnader had big days.
Reason to hope:
Eight defensive starters, including MIAA player of the year Matt Longacre, are to return. Six offensive starters were underclassmen.
Reason to mope:
After a 15-0 season? Hardly.
If Northwest gets this far next year, the trip won’t be as far. The Division II championship game will be played at Sporting Park in Kansas City.
| Blair Kerkhoff email@example.com Report card
|A-||Offense||Bogged down a couple of times, but after opening with a 17-0 lead, the Bearcats had scored enough not be in pressure situations.|
|A||Defense||Against a team that rushed for 451 yards last week, Northwest held Lenoir-Rhyne to 273 yards on the ground.|
|A||Special teams||The goal was to either block a kick or score. Northwest did both on one play, when Kevin Berg’s blocked punt resulted in a safety. The team’s kickoff coverage was superb.|
|A||Coaching||In a 15-0 season, the right buttons got pushed. Adam Dorrel added a nice touch this week with the uniform accents.|
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