50,000 Baby Yodas

Mobridge (AP): The North Central South Dakota Polytechnic Institute (Norcentral) Freaking Plovers met the University of Arkansas on Saturday afternoon in Mobridge. The Razorbacks would rather have skipped this one as they got slapped down by the Plovers by a score of 56-14.

50,000 Baby Yoda cardboard cutouts were in attendance at John Reid Field at Cold War Memorial Stadium.

50000 Baby Yodas were in attendance as the Plover Plane flies by.

Plover QB John Flowers showed how the game works, completing 13 of 20 passes for 461 yards and 6 TD. WR Kyle Powell hauled in 3 of those throws for 165 yards and 2 scores in the first half. In the second half he was blanketed by the Razorback secondary which allowed WR Gavin Williams to run rampant. The 6”-1”, 207 lb junior from El Paso, Tx. caught 6 passes for a whopping 256 yards and 4 TD.

Seth Johnson ran for 78 yards and 2 TD.

The Plover defense showed some shakiness in the third quarter giving up long passing gains or 83 and 65 yards, leading to 2 Razorback TD.

Next week the Plovers host #11 Florida State.

Box Score 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Arkansas 0 0 14 0 14
Plovers 14 14 21 7 56
How They Scored:  
1st  Quarter 4:13 TD Plovers: K. Powell 70 yd pass from J. Flowers (W. Miller kick)
  0:02 TD Plovers : S. Johnson 3 yd run (W. Miller kick)
2nd Quarter 1:31 TD Plovers : S. Johnson 3 yd run (W. Miller kick)
  0:49 TD Plovers: K. Powell 67 yd pass from J. Flowers (W. Miller kick)
3rd Quarter 2:59 TD Ark: D. Miller 4 yd run (B. Greco kick)
  2:46 TD  Plovers: G Williams 71 yd pass from J. Flowers (W. Miller kick)
  2:10 TD Ark: M. Spicer 83 yd pass from C. Meade (B. Greco kick)
  1:36 TD  Plovers: G. Williams 57 yd pass from J. Flowers (W. Miller kick)
  0:56 TD  Plovers: G. Williams 72 yd pass from J. Flowers (W. Miller kick)
4th Quarter 2:02 TD  Plovers: G. Williams 35 yd pass from J. Flowers (W. Miller kick)
Arkansas Stats: Plovers
11 First Downs 8
265 Total Offense 538
24-(-8)-1 Rushes-Yds-TD 12-77-2
17-26-1 Comp-Att-TD 13-20-6
273 Passing Yards 461
3-10 3rd Down Conv 4-4
0-0 4th Down Conv 0-0
1-1-0 Red Zone-TD-FG 2-2-0
0 Fumbles Lost 0
0 Intercepted 0
4-38 Punts-Avg 0-0
0-0 Penalties 0-0
12:10 T.O.P 7:50

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Plovers Steamroller Irish

South Bend (AP): It was a bright, sunny day in South Bend, Indiana. But there was no sunshine for the Fighting Irish Saturday as the North Central South Dakota Polytechnic Institute (Norcentral) Freaking Plovers bowled over Notre Dame by a score of 42-0.

On the first play of the game, Plover quarterback John Flowers lofted a 77-yard bomb to wideout Kyle Powell, setting up the Mobridge Maulers at the Irish 4 yard line. Two plays later, halfback Seth Johnson took the pitch left to score and the rout was on.

After their first  possession of the 3rd quarter and leading 35-0, Norcentral subbed in the reserves to close out the win.

For the second week in a row, Powell would be the star of the game. The 6’-1”, 209 lb. senior from Cincinnati, Ohio would catch 5 for 194 yards and a TD.

Flowers To Powell For 77 Yards

Flowers completed 8 of 10 passes for 235 yards and 2 TD. HB Seth Johnson led on the ground with 85 yards on 14 carries and 3 scores. Freshman Gary Wood picked up 67 yards on 12 tries.

After the game, Head Football Coach and Chancellor (for life), Gomer S. Blake showed some mixed emotions.

“We played ecceptionately well on both sides of the ball. Let’s win! On the other finger, I am not happy with Kyle. Sure, he made some nice snatches, but he’s too damned fat and slow. He got dragged down from behind 3 times. That is not receptable! Let’s win!”

Next week the Freaking Plovers host Arkansas in a big BI6 Conference game.

Box Score 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Plovers 14 13 15 0 42
Irish 0 0 0 0 0
How They Scored:
1st  Quarter 3:36 TD Plovers: S. Johnson 3 yd run (W. Miller kick)
1:35 TD  Plovers: G Williams 27 yd pass from J. Flowers (W. Miller kick)
2nd Quarter 4:03 TD Plovers: S. Johnson 20 yd run (W. Miller kick)
1:17 TD Plovers: K. Powell 25 yd pass from J. Flowers (kick failed)
3rd Quarter 3:13 TD Plovers: S. Johnson 5 yd run  (2 pt)
0:33 TD Plovers: M. Weddle 31 yd pass from D. Childress (W. Miller kick)
4th Quarter None
Plovers Stats: Irish
14 First Downs 8
449 Total Offense 123
31-164-6 Rushes-Yds-TD 13-5-0
10-14-3 Comp-Att-TD 14-23-0
285 Passing Yards 118
4-6 3rd Down Conv 2-9
1-2 4th Down Conv 0-1
3-2-0 Red Zone-TD-FG 0-0-0
0 Fumbles Lost 0
0 Intercepted 1
0-0 Punts-Avg 5-32
1-5 Penalties 0-0
12:36 T.O.P 7:24
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