MARQUETTE — At this point last season, the Northern Michigan football team was 1–5, coming off an overtime loss at Malone. Coming into this season, the Wildcats were picked to finish 7th in the North division. Fast forward, and they are now 4–2, sitting in fourth place within the division. Not a bad turnaround, thanks in part to a great performance this weekend at the dome.
The Wildcats blew the doors off Malone 41–13 behind a 21–point first quarter, including two touchdowns from running back Terrance Dye. Quarterback Shaye Brown had himself a day as well, throwing three touchdowns and only missing on three passes all day. Afterwards the team talked about the very impressive showing at home.
“First pick–six of my career…came at a point where the defense was struggling a little bit. But we all make plays and it is what it is,” linebacker Levi Perry said.
“I feel like we have the best wide receiving group in the GLIAC and I believe that every time we step out on the field. Now certainly, some guys have days and other guys have days where they’re able to showcase their talent a little more than others. But collectively as a group, I believe we can go out there and compete with anybody in this league, hands down,” said wide receiver Marcus Tucker.
“I think we’re at a point where we understand the plan. From week to week, obviously that changes. But executing the plan, for sure, and spreading the ball around, running the football and not turning the football over and doing things in an efficient matter that I think good teams have to do,” head coach Chris Ostrowsky said.
Next on the docket is a trip to Detroit to take on Wayne State.