MARQUETTE — Last week, the Northern Michigan football team didn’t start the season on a positive note, falling on the road to Northwood. And they’re hoping the same mistakes that plagued them in game one won’t carry over into game two.
NMU committed five turnovers in their season opener, including two interceptions in the end zone. And the team is well aware that when the ball isn’t with the offense, it’s tough to score on anyone.
“Fumbles are part of the game and I think those things happen. You are what you emphasize. You’ve got to make sure you’re handling the football. If you don’t take care of the football, you can’t win football games. So we’re going to keep trying to give little clues to our players to help them execute and move forward,” head coach Chris Ostrowsky said.
“As far as turnovers and as far as going three and out and those things, we just got to get better with that offensively. And I think that just comes with execution and repetition of what we’re doing and I think we’re going to take that execution aspect and put it in place on Saturday when we play Quincy,” said wide receiver Marcus Tucker.
And that game will be the home opener for the Wildcats at the Superior Dome and a great crowd is expected to show up and support the football team’s quest for their first win of the season.
“It’s going to be a great atmosphere. I think our students love opening day here at Northern and I expect the community to come out in groves and it should be a fun day,” said Ostrowsky.
“Guys are three, four years strong here in this community so our players know a lot of people around campus. I’m just excited to see people come out and support your Northern Michigan Wildcats,” Tucker said.
Kickoff for the game is scheduled for 4 p.m. on Saturday at the Dome.