Houston (AP): The North Central South Dakota Polytechnic Institute (Norcentral) Freaking Plovers wrapped up their fourth consecutive Big Huge Conference championship on Saturday night with a 57-17 walloping of the Ohio State Buckeyes.
The 71,795 fans in attendance at Houston’s Reliant NRG Stadium were treated to a passing clinic by Plover quarterback J. P. Richardson. Richardson was nearly perfect, completing 13 of 14 passes for 357 yards and 5 touchdowns.
Jim May led the Plover rushing attack with 147 yards and 3 touchdowns on 18 carries. Juco transfer Anthony Moss connected on all seven of his extra point attempts.
The Plover defense was up to its usual bag of tricks, limiting the Buckeyes to 14 yards on the ground and 17 points.
The Plovers needed a strong win to crack the tops spots of the BCS ranking. If this win is strong enough remains to be seen.
|How They Scored:|
|1st Quarter||3:59 TD Plovers: B. Ford 45 yd pass from J. Richardson (A. Moss kick)|
|1:32 TD Plovers: B. Moyer 36 yd pass from J. Richardson (A. Moss kick)|
|0:00 TD Plovers: B. Ford 34 yd pass from J. Richardson (A. Moss kick)|
|2nd Quarter||3:40 TD Plovers: B. Moyer 44 yd pass from J. Richardson (A. Moss kick)|
|2:17 TD Buckeyes: J. Brooks 9 yd pass from J. Scott (J. Bower kick)|
|1:05 TD Plovers: B. Ford 48 yd pass from J. Richardson (A. Moss kick)|
|3rd Quarter||3:36 FG Buckeyes: J.Bower 33 yds|
|2:14 TD Plovers: K. McDonald 12 yd run (A. Moss kick)|
|4th Quarter||4:30 TD Buckeyes: J. Fisher 33 yd pass from J. Scott (J. Bower kick)|
|1:55 TD Plovers: J. May 7 yd run (A. Moss kick)|
|0:00 TD Plovers: J. May 3 yd run (2-Pt )|
|4-11||3rd Down Conv||3-4|
|0-0||4th Down Conv||0-1|