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NMU football upsets GVSU

October 15, 2012
The Daily News

MARQUETTE - Northern Michigan snapped an 11-game losing to streak to 14th-ranked Grand Valley State with a 38-10 upset at the Superior


The Wildcats allowed only 263 yards of offense while totaling 462

yards of their own.

Senior kicker Rockne Belmonte boomed a 58-yard field goal to set a new NMU and Superior Dome record just before halftime.

"This is a big time win," NMU coach Chris Ostrowsky said. "Just a huge

win. I can't tell you how proud I am of these players and their ability to

work hard everyday and believe in us. It's just a great feeling right


Saturday was Band Day at the Dome. Kingsford and Iron Mountain were among the high schools bands that made the trip

to Marquette to play at halftime and after the game.

Wildcats play their final two road games in the next two weeks, beginning

in Detroit for a meeting with the Wayne State Warriors.

At Houghton, Michigan Tech bounced back from a 21-7 halftime deficit to score 21 unanswered points for a 28-21 victory over Northwood on Homecoming at Sherman Field today.

Tech's defense created three turnovers and pitched a shutout in the second half to help the Huskies improve to 5-1.

Tight end Bryan LaChapelle (Crystal Falls) caught a 60-yard touchdown pass to put the Huskies on top 28-21 with 2:37 to play.

"It was a big time play," said MTU Coach Tom Kearly of LaChapelle's touchdown. "I didn't know he was that fast, but he sure came up big for us."

Including the 60-yarder, LaChapelle finished with three catches for 96 yards.

MTU defensive end Nelson Wienke (Kingsford) had a big game with seven tackles, 4.0 tackles for loss, 3.0 sacks and a forced fumble.

Michigan Tech will now hit the road for its next two games beginning Saturday at Ferris State. Thanks to losses by Grand Valley State (at Northern Michigan 38-10) and Wayne State (at Saginaw Valley State 24-7) this week, the Huskies are now in a three-way tie for first in the GLIAC North Division.



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