The Northern Michigan University football team has two road games remaining on their schedule. With a 3-5 record, NMU will not make a postseason appearance, but they could keep a team or two from doing just that.
Northern upset Saginaw Valley, 33-28, last season which kept the Cardinals out of the postseason. Saginaw Valley is undefeated in conference play, and NMU would like nothing more than to hand the Cardinals their first conference loss.
The upset minded Wildcats will have to focus in on one of the GLIAC’s top quarterbacks. Cardinals quarterback Jonathon Jennings has won back-to-back offensive player of the week honors.
Jennings threw for three touchdowns last week in a 20-point win at Michigan Tech back on Nov. 2.
“He’s a great passer and he’s mobile in the pocket too,” said Wildcats linebacker Nick Krause referring to Jennings. “He has great receivers on the outside, so hopefully we can contain him on the inside and see what happens.”
“They are 8-0 at this point in terms of GLIAC play,” said Wildcats head coach Chris Ostrowsky about the Cardinals. “They’re ranked nationally, playoff bound, and they’re primed for us to go down there and do our best.”
“We’re playing the game the way we are capable of. We’re really embracing the process, which we’ve been doing here,” Ostrowsky went on to say. “We’ve been able to win some games that we are able to hang our hat on a little bit now.”
Kickoff between the Cardinals and ‘Cats is set for Saturday at 1 p.m.