NMU seniors say goodbye at last game at Superior Dome

MARQUETTE — In GLIAC football, Northern Michigan welcomes the Bulldogs into the Superior Dome.

It will be the Wildcats final home game of the season and it gives the home crowd an up close look at arguably the best player in all of Division two football…Ferris State quarterback Jason Vander Laan.

“The thing that’s crazy is he’s rushed for more yards than any quarterback in the history of college football…on any level. He’s big, he’s strong. He’s a workhorse. There’s no question about it and everything centers around him on offense. And his ability to run by you, run you over…he’s a special player, no doubt,” Ostrowsky said.

“Me and him came in the same year, red shirt same year, so I’ve been playing him. This will be my fourth time playing him. He’s good. The stats speak for themselves. He was an award winner last year. We know he’s good Their offense is really good and we’ll just do a great job preparing this week and see what we can do to stop him,” said Perry.

It will also be Senior Day tomorrow and a couple of the players will be playing their final game at the Dome.
We’ll hear from them later on at ABC 10 News at Six.

It will be an emotional day for the Northern Michigan football team as it will be Senior Day for tomorrow’s game at the Superior Dome.

The Wildcats will honor 13 seniors before the game against Ferris State and I spoke to a few of them about what it’s going to feel like to play in the Dome for the final time.

“I can’t describe or being to put it in words what it feels for me. My heart is just overjoyed with what this program means to me as a man, which is far more important than as a football player. It means so much as football but what NMU means to me as a man and who I am is something that’s huge. And as I put on my pads and get ready for my last game in the Superior Dome, it’s going to be very emotional for me,” Tucker said.

“Yeah, last game at the Dome. Just that extra motivation I guess. I’m still looking at it as just another week, just another game. But this being my last is boosted a little bit,” said Perry.

“It’s a special group. This is my first group. The other guys are great and they were part of everything. But this group has been really different and they have done everything in their power to stay committed to this program through some real hard times and they’ve made it through and they have changed the culture and I am forever indebted to this group of seniors. I’m going to miss them,” Ostrowsky said.

Tomorrow’s game will kickoff at 1pm at the Superior Dome.