Wolves Battle, Fall Short to #21 Augie

Aberdeen, SD (NSUWolves.com)– The Northern State University football team closed out the 2023 home season falling to No. 21 Augustana University. The Wolves trailed by 17 at the half but rallied back with all 21 of their points in the second.
Final Score: NSU 21, AU 31
Records: NSU 4-6 (4-6 NSIC), AU 9-1 (8-1 NSIC)
Attendance: 4519
  • The Vikings tallied 14 points in the first, three in second, and 14 in the fourth, while the Wolves tallied seven points in the third and 14 in the fourth
  • Jacob Van Landingham broke through for the Wolves first points of the contest on a goal line rush at 8:51 in the third; the score brought NSU within ten
  • Augustana answered and extended their lead with a touchdown to open the fourth as the two teams traded scores in the quarter
  • Dewaylon Ingram tallied both fourth quarter touchdowns, kicked off by a 16-yard reception at 8:58
  • AU added a 14-yard rush about three minutes later and NSU trailed 31-14 with just over five to play
  • The Wolves stormed down the field as the clock ticked down, scoring on a 1-yard pass from Van Landingham to Ingram with 18 seconds remaining
  • Northern led the contest with 25 first downs, 319 yards passing, and 433 yards of total offense
  • They added 114 yards rushing and converted both of their fourth down attempts
  • The NSU defense tallied one sack by Ian Marshall and Gabe Gutierrez, and added three tackles for a loss
  • Van Landingham threw for 298 yards with two touchdowns, completing 22-of-29 attempts
  • Hank Kraft had a career day for the Wolves with 82 yards rushing, averaging 5.5 yards per carry
  • Ingram and Dakota Larson led all receivers with 145 and 125 yards respectively
  • Trey King and Jake Adams led the defensive effort with ten and nine tackles apiece, each notching one tackle for a loss
  • Jacob Van Landingham: 22-of-29, 298 yards, 2 passing touchdowns, 1 rushing touchdown
  • Hank Kraft: 82 yards rushing (career high), 27 kick return yards
  • Dewaylon Ingram: 145 yards receiving, 2 touchdowns
  • Trey King: 10 tackles, 1.0 tackle for a loss
Northern State closes out the regular season next Saturday at Northern Michigan in a non-conference match-up. Kick-off is set for 12 p.m. from Marquette.