NSU Prevails in Double OT against Wayne State, 29-26

NSU Prevails in Double OT against Wayne State, 29-26

Wayne, Neb. – The Wolves have done it again. The Northern State University football team remains undefeated on the road after a double overtime victory versus South Division foe Wayne State on Saturday afternoon.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The Wolves took an early 10-0 lead in the first quarter, led off by a 38-yard made field goal by Payton Eue at the 7:45 mark
  • A quick defensive series for Northern State put the offense back on the field for Hunter Trautman to connect with Dakota Larson for an 87-yard touchdown at 5:41
  • Wayne State cut into the Wolves lead with under 4-minutes remaining in the half with a field goal of their own
  • NSU trotted down the field on their following drive, sneaking in their second passing touchdown of the half with just three seconds on the scoreboard; Trautman hit Greg Lux for a 4-yard reception, giving Northern the 17-3 lead
  • The Wayne State defense held Northern at bay in the third quarter as the Wolves went scoreless, while the Wildcat offense tacked on a 26-yard touchdown reception and 36-yard field goal
  • The Wolves held a 17-13 lead heading into the final quarter and added some insurance on Eue’s second field goal of the game and longest of the season, a 41-yard made attempt
  • The Wildcats however were not finished, tying the game at 20-all with 3:24 remaining in regulation and holding the NSU offense scoreless on their final two drives of the fourth
  • Northern opened the overtime period with the ball and the two teams traded field goals (36-yard by Eue), forcing double overtime
  • WSC tallied a 42-yard field goal to take a 26-23 lead
  • The Wolves moved the ball to the Wayne State 1-yard line with a fourth and goal opportunity ahead of them
  • Trautman completed his third passing touchdown of the contest to tight end, Colten Drageset for the Wolves first overtime win of the year
  • Northern combined for 98 yards rushing and 368 yards passing in the win, holding Wayne to 91 yards rushing and 231 yards passing
  • The Wolves averaged 15.3 yards per completion with a season high three receiving touchdowns
  • NSU converted on 3-of-5 fourth downs and scored on each of their five times in the red-zone
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