Wolves’ Football Team Notches Two School Records in Win Over Dragons on NSIC Scoreboard

ABERDEEN, SD (NorthernSun.org & NSUWolves.com) –



NSU 35-7


Northern State University football upheld their unbeaten streak from Dacotah Bank Stadium this season on Saturday, surging past MSU-Moorhead 35-7. Northern broke two school records in the contest: the single-game rushing yards allowed record (-88) and the single-season sacks record for a player, as Ian Marshall notched 2.5, bringing his season total to 12.5.


  • Stanley Haskins Jr. scored first for the Wolves on a 2-yard run with 3:39 left in the first
  • Northern added a 4-yard passing touchdown from Will Madler to Caleb Schentzel midway through the second and held the 14-0 lead at the half
  • Isaiah Cherrier opened the second half for the Wolves and tallied the lone score of the third quarter with a 4-yard rushing score
  • Ben Noland extended the lead in the fourth on an 8-yard reception at the 6:39 mark
  • MSU-Moorhead answered back, notching their lone touchdown of the contest, a 64-yard reception by Birrenkott
  • Wyatt Block closed out the game for the Wolves on a 39-yard rushing touchdown and extra point by Michael Bonds (Yes! You read that right Bonds!) to solidify the 28-point victory
  • The Wolves’ offense recorded 21 first downs, 254 yards rushing, and 148 yards passing in the win; averaging 5.0 yards per rush and 8.7 yards per catch
  • The Northern defense tallied an interception, two fumble recoveries, eight sacks (76 yards lost), and held MSU-Moorhead to 4-of-15 on third down
  • MSU-Moorhead recorded 218 yards of total offense in the loss, including negative-88 yards rushing
  • NSU added 55 return yards, 41 via punt and 14 on kickoffs, and went 9-of-14 in third down conversions
  • Madler threw for 148 yards, hitting both Schentzel and Noland for touchdowns
  • Block led the team with 110 yards rushing, while Cherrier and Madler added 67 and 41 apiece
  • The Wolves combined sacks came from Ian Marshall (2.5), Trey King (1.0), Luke Chuol (1.0), William Berry (1.0), Emeka Jillani Ogakwu (2.0), and Daniel Sedlacek Jr. (0.5)
  • Jordan Hillesheim tallied the team’s interception, while Ogakwu notched the forced fumble
  • Marshall grabbed a fumble recovery and 12-yard return following a bad snap by the Dragon offense



  • Will Madler: 148 yards passing, 2 touchdowns, 41 yards rushing
  • Wyatt Block: 110 yards rushing, 1 touchdown
  • Felipe Alvear: 6 tackles, 0.5 tackles for a loss
  • Ian Marshall: 5 tackles, 4.5 tackles for a loss, 2.5 sacks, 1 fumble recovery
  • Emeka Jillani Ogakwu: 2.0 sacks, 1 forced fumble



(RV) WSC 56-14

  • The Wildcats out-gained the Peacocks 331-16y on the ground. Anthony Watkins piled up 123y & 3TD’s on just 10c, plus he added 2r for 33y and another score. Nick Bohn threw for 4TD’s.


U-Mary 23-13


  • U-Mary actually relied on their GROUND game to get the win, piling up 32c & 138y for Dave Small Jr, who scored once. Gabe Levy added 8c for 48y and another TD. Jesse Forknell was 15/30 passing for just 147y & an INT, while his usual target – Danny Kittner – had the lone Marauder TD throw of the game…to Forknell.


Minot State

UMD 51-7

  • The Bulldogs led 594-100 in total yardage as they blasted the Beavers. Minot ran for -22 yards in the game. UMD hit two passing plays for TD’s longer than 50 yards.



(RV) WSU 24-7

  • AU held a minor lead in yardage, 263-245, but WSU led big on the scoreboard at the end. The Vikes’ Casey Bauman was picked off twice, including a pick six for Ikenna Ujuagu.


(RV) MSU 38-24

(#19) USF

  • USF out-gained MSU 409-344y, but the Mavs rode a 21-point 1st quarter to victory. Thuro Reisdorfer returned for USF, going for 16c, 83y, and a TD, but it wasn’t enough. QB Hayden Ekern threw for 197y & 2TD’s, plus ran it in twice for MSU.


(RV) BSU 34-15


  • The Beavers built a 10-0 lead at the break & added on from there in the win. Brandon Alt tossed for 359y & 4TD’s, helping two WR’s pass the century mark.