Plovers Stampede Longhorns

Jim May scampers 45 yards for a score in the 2nd quarter

Mobridge SD, USA (dpa):  They have a good reason for calling the home of the North Central South Dakota Polytechnic Institute (Norcentral) Freaking Plovers Cold War Memorial Stadium.  It can get darn cold this time of year. On Saturday night, 50,000 loyal Plover fans endured temperatures in the mid to low twenties as their Plovers laid a 42-3 branding on the Texas Longhorns.

Running back Jim May

Running back Jim May led the stampede for the Plovers earning 189 yards and 2 touchdowns on 22 carries. Quarterback J. P. Richardson kept the Horn defense honest with 6 for 8 passing for 186 yards and two touchdowns, including strikes of 75 yards to Brett Ford and 50 yards to Brandon Moyer to open the floodgates in the second quarter.

The Plover defense took care of business holding the Longhorns to one field goal, which was set up by a second quarter interception of Richardson at the Plover 40-yard line. The Plovers sacked Longhorn quarterbacks 5 times resulting in a net -20 yards rushing.

Sophomore punter, Anthony Moss, who was pressed into place kicking duties after the dismissal of Brian Todd, made all six of his extra point attempts.

Norcentral Head Football Coach and Chancellor (for life), Gomer S. Blake, was upbeat during his post-game press conference.

“I am very pleased with the way our team played tonight”, he remarked. “Jim May really made our offense tick and J.P. (Richardson) kept them on their noses with the play action. Let’s win!”

He continued, “Since I reassumed the role of Defensive Coordinator our defense has really stopped it up. And, I am very proud of the way Anthony (Moss) has stepped in and shown us that any junior college transfer soccer player from Kansas can do the kicking at this level. Let’s win!”

Box Score 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Texas 0 3 0 0 3
Plovers 7 21 7 7 42
How They Scored:
1st  Quarter 0:42 TD Plovers: L. Cook 1 yd run (A. Moss kick)
2nd Quarter 4:20 TD Plovers: J. May 45 yd run  (A. Moss kick)
2:58 FG Texas: J. Schuler 19 yds
2:49 TD Plovers: B. Ford 75 yd pass from J. Richardson (A. Moss kick)
0:07 TD Plovers: B. Moyer 50 yd pass from J. Richardson (A. Moss kick)
3rd Quarter 0:23 TD Plovers: J. May 11 yd run  (A. Moss kick)
4th Quarter 0:38 TD Plovers: J. Sparks 3 yd run  (A. Moss kick)
Texas Stats: Plovers
5 First Downs 11
82 Total Offense 414
19-(-20)-0 Rushes-Yds-TD 32-228-4
8-12-0 Comp-Att-TD 6-8-2
102 Passing Yards 186
1-7 3rd Down Conv 4-6
0-1 4th Down Conv 1-1
1-0-1 Red Zone-TD-FG 4-3-0
1 Fumbles Lost 0
0 Intercepted 1
4-53 Punts-Avg 0-0
7:26 T.O.P 12:34


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