MOBRIDGE, SD (AP): The North Central South Dakota Polytechnic Institute (Norcentral) Freaking Plovers rocked and rolled to a 49-7 victory over the Arkansas Razorbacks Saturday night before 49,999 fans at John Reid Field at Cold War Memorial Stadium.
Senior running back Kyle McDonald led the charge with 233 yards on 22 carries with 3 touchdowns. Quarterback J. P. Richardson completed 9 of 14 passes for 287 yards and 4 more TDs.
For the Plover defense, it was business as usual. The Plovers held the Razorbacks to 202 total yards with a stingy -5 yards on the ground. Their sole blemish was getting burned on a 63-yard Razorback touchdown strike in the second quarter.
There were two turnovers in the game with the Plovers and Razorbacks exchanging interceptions. Richardson tossed an interception in the end zone to kill a chance for the Plovers to score at the close of the third quarter.
Plover Head Football Coach and Chancellor (for life), Gomer S. Blake, was unusually calm at his post-game press conference. “I love the way our defense played tonight, like gang bangers. Let’s win! I will have some serial discussions with J. P. about that pick. It cost us points, precocious points. We can’t be leaving precocious points on the field. Let’s win!”
Senior tight end Jameel Welsh left the game in the second quarter with a strained back. The 6’-5”, 240-pound senior from Coral Gables, Fl. is out for the season.
Next week the Plovers take the show on the road to for an afternoon game with the Florida Gators.
|How They Scored:|
|1st Quarter||3:58 TD Plovers: J. Burch 13 yd pass from J. Richardson (B.Todd kick)|
|2:09 TD Plovers: K. McDonald 19 yd run (B. Todd kick)|
|2nd Quarter||4:37 TD Plovers: J. Burch 66 yd pass from J. Richardson (Kick failed)|
|2:35 TD Plovers: K. Powell 35 yd pass from J. Richardson (B. Todd kick)|
|2:11 TD Razorbacks: D. Fellows 63 yd pass from C. Meade (B. Greco kick)|
|0:16 TD Plovers: K. McDonald 19 yd run (2pt.)|
|4th Quarter||3:21 TD Plovers: K. Powell 16 yd pass from J. Richardson (B. Todd kick)|
|0:23 TD Plovers: K. McDonald 5 yd run (B. Todd kick)|