HOUGHTON, Mich. – The Michigan Tech Huskies football team’s season came to a heartbreaking end Saturday, with a 42–41 loss to Angelo State in the first round of the NCAA playoffs. Huskies senior running back Charlie Leffingwell ran for 236 yards and three scores.
Michigan Tech missed a 26–yard field goal with three seconds left, giving the Rams the victory.
“It hurts, it hurts a lot,” said Huskies quarterback Tyler Scarlett. “Also, I’m proud of our team, our seniors, I’m proud to call them my teammates.”
“We’ve had a lot of close games and the last nine out of ten of them we’ve won,” said Huskies running back Charlie Leffingwell. “It was only a matter of time before we lost a coin flip game. I couldn’t be prouder and I couldn’t be happier than with the career I’ve had with my teammates.”
“I think this feeling isn’t a great feeling right now to lose one that you had your hands on and that you could have one. That’s a tough sell,” said MTU head coach Tom Kearly. “When it’s all said and done, this football team is one of the best teams in the history of this university.”
The Huskies finished the season with a 9-2 record.