Mobridge (AP): After a sobering loss to USC last Saturday, Plover Magic has returned to Mobridge. On Saturday night the North Central South Dakota Polytechnic Institute (Norcentral) Freaking Plovers cruised to a 48-0 victory over the Oregon Ducks before 50,000 relieved fans at John Reid Field at Cold War Memorial Stadium.
Junior quarterback J. P. Richardson led the charge for the Plovers connecting on 13 of 15 passes for 331 yards and 4 touchdowns. Jim May led in rushing with 110 yards on 13 carries.
Punter Anthony Moss took over the placekicking duties after the sudden departure of Brian Todd. The junior college transfer from Dodge City, Kansas found the end zone on each of his kickoffs but he missed two of his six extra point tries.
Plover Head Football Coach and Chancellor (for life), Gomer S. Blake, was clearly in a better mood this week as he held his post-game press conference.
“Well, it should have been oblivious to everyone that the changes I made last week would have an infinitive impact on the preformance of our team. Let’s win!” He bellowed. This is in reference to his dismissal of kicker Brian Todd and Defensive Coordinator Gil Thorp.
“This win will earn us back the respect of the polls that we deniably deserve. Let’s win!”
Next week the Plovers travel south to Lincoln to challenge the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
|How They Scored:|
|1st Quarter||2:46 TD Plovers: K. Powell 26 yd pass from J. Richardson (A. Moss kick)|
|0:26 TD Plovers: B. Moyer 53 yd pass from J. Richardson (A. Moss kick)|
|2nd Quarter||1:55 TD Plovers: K. McDonald 4 yd run (Kick failed)|
|0:05 TD Plovers: K. McDonald 5 yd run (2 pt)|
|3rd Quarter||3:07 TD Plovers: B. Ford 23 yd pass from J. Richardson (A. Moss kick)|
|4th Quarter||2:06 TD Plovers: J. Sparks 1 yd run (A. Moss kick)|
|0:36 TD Plovers: B. Ford 40 yd pass from J. Richardson (Kick failed)|
|2-9||3rd Down Conv||6-7|
|0-1||4th Down Conv||1-1|