Plovers Take Care of Business

Richardson to Ford for the Score

Mobridge (Breitbart): The North Central South Dakota Polytechnic Institute (Norcentral) Freaking Plovers got off to a slow start on Saturday night.  But the Plovers got it together in the second half, rolling to a 42-14 ousting of Louisiana State University.

Meg got fired 2 years ago but we still like looking at her.

The Plovers took the opening kickoff and 3 plays later faced a 4th and 17 at their 18-yard line.  Their second possession turned out even worse, punting on 4th and 23 at their 30-yard line.

The Tigers scored on a 12-yard pass from Alan Vincent to tight end Jim Bryant to tie thescore at 14 with 13 seconds to go before intermission.  It appeared that was the way the half would end.  Then, Plover Magic struck.  J. P. Richardson connected with Brett Ford for 76 yards with one tick left on the clock to send the game to half time with the Plovers leading 21-14.

During half time, someone must have loosened the lug nuts on the LSU bus.  The wheels fell off and with the help of 4 second half Tiger turnovers the Plovers scored 21 unanswered points to end the skirmish with a 42-14 victory.

Quarterback J. P. Richardson led the charge for the Plovers completing 8 of 10 passing attempts for 232 yards and 4 touchdowns with 1 interception.  Lawrence Cook and Kyle McDonald each contributed scores on the ground.

Norcentral’s Head Football Coach and Chancellor (for life), Gomer S. Blake spoke at his post-game press conference.

“I am really proud of the way our guys waded through conversity in the first half and finished like gang bangers in the second half. Let’s win!  On the another hand I continue to be alloyed with J. P.’s lack of protecting the ball. That interception was unacceptable.  Let’s win!”, he bellowed.

Next week the Plovers host unranked Southern California.

Box Score 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Tigers 0 14 0 0 14
Plovers 7 14 6 15 42
How They Scored:
1st  Quarter 1:42 TD Plovers: B. Moyer 31 yd pass from J. Richardson (B. Todd kick)
2nd Quarter 4:26 TD Tigers:  M. Owens 13 yd run (T. Johnson kick)
2:29 TD Plovers: L. Cook 4 yd run (B. Todd kick)
0:13 TD Tigers: J. Bryant 12 yd pass from A. Vincent (T. Johnson kick)
0:01 TD Plovers: B. Ford 76 yd pass from J. Richardson (B. Todd kick)
3rd Quarter 2:25 TD Plovers: J. May  5 yd pass from J. Richardson (Kick failed)
4th Quarter 2:12 TD Plovers: K. McDonald 2 yd run (2pt)
1:40 TD Plovers: B. Ford 34 yd pass from J. Richardson (B. Todd kick)
Tigers Stats: Plovers
8 First Downs 12
204 Total Offense 394
12-29-1 Rushes-Yds-TD 32-162-2
16-24-1 Comp-Att-TD 8-10-4
175 Passing Yards 232
0-6 3rd Down Conv 4-7
0-0 4th Down Conv 1-1
2-2-0 Red Zone-TD-FG 4-3-0
2 Fumbles Lost 0
2 Intercepted 1
3-37 Punts-Avg 2-40
6:16 T.O.P 13:44
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