NSU Football Drops Defensive Battle in Wayne, America

WAYNE, NE (NSUWolves.com) –


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The Northern State University football team suffered its first loss of the season on Saturday evening at Wayne State. Northern tallied just six points in the contest.



  • The Wolves tallied three points apiece in both the first and third quarters, via field goal
  • Payton Eue recorded a 34-yard FG in the first and 33-yard FG in the third
  • Wayne State notched field goals of their own in the first and third, as well as the difference making touchdown in the second
  • Northern had four more first downs than Wayne in the contest, however four turnovers led to the Wolves demise
  • In total, NSU tallied 116 yards rushing and a game high 148 yards passing, averaging 3.5 yards per career and 8.2 yards per catch
  • The NSU offense suffered three interceptions and one lost fumble, completing 4-of-14 third down attempts and just 2-of-5 red zone chances
  • Each team recorded two sacks and Northern went 2-of-4 in field goal attempts
  • Michael Bonds threw for 142 yards, completing 15-of-27 attempts with two interceptions
  • Isaiah Cherrier ran for 58 yards, averaging 4.8 yards per carry, with a 12-yard long
  • Ben Noland led the receivers with 42 total yards and five receptions
  • Ian Marshall, Luke Chuol, and Jordan Hillesheim combined for the two Northern State sacks, while Ar’Shon Willis and Trey King led the defense with six tackles each
  • Eue went 2-for-4 in field goals, missing a 32 and 31 yard attempt in the second and fourth
  • Luke Gunderson led the returners with 41 total yards on two kick returns



  • Ar’Shon Willis: 6 tackles
  • Trey King: 6 tackles, 1.0 tackles for a loss
  • Ian Marshall: 5 tackles, 1.0 sacks for a loss of 10 yards
  • Luke Chuol: 3 tackles, 0.5 sack, 1 forced fumble


Elsewhere in the NSIC Week Two…


USF 34-0



(#19) AU 30-29

  • Sam McGath ran it in from 2y out w/ 1:20 to play, bringing the Beavers within one. BSU chose to go for the lead, but Brandon Alt’s pass attempt fell incomplete and the Vikings held on for the win, 30-29. BSU falls to 0-2 after dropping one late to MSU last week.



WSU 25-17


MSUM 24-21




SMSU 14-6



(RV) MSU 17-10