Wildcat Football Visits Ferris State Saturday

Wildcat Football Visits Ferris State Saturday

MARQUETTE, Mich. – Northern Michigan University Football hits the road this week as they travel to #2 Ferris State University to take on the Bulldogs in a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference matchup.



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The Wildcats scored a late touchdown but were unable to pull out victory in the team's GLIAC opener against Davenport University Saturday.


Freshman running back Tyshon King (Kankakee, Mich.) continues to make an impact in his rookie campaign for NMU as he leads the teamwith 242 yards rushing and four touchdowns. He is also averaging 80.7 yards per game on a total of 39 carries. His 80.7 yards per game place him third in the GLIAC for rushing per game while his four touchdowns have him ranked second.


Sophomore Ryan Johnson (De Pere, Wis.) finds himself ranked in the GLIAC in quarterback play. He is averaging 176.6 yards throwing per game, placing him fifth. He has also thrown four touchdowns, which is tied for the second most in the league, tied with the returning GLIAC Player of the Year, Jayru Campbell, the Ferris State quarterback.

For the season, Johnson has completed 39 passes.


The defense added two more sacks in Saturday's game with Davenport. Sophomore Mequon Hudson (Zion, Ill.) took the DU QB down for a nine-yard loss. Sophomore Isaac Darkangelo (Brighton, Mich.) added a sack for five yards.

Against UTPB, the team came away with 27 yards lost on two sacks during the game. Early in the game, sophomore John McMullen (Kankakee, Ill.) took the UTPB quarterback down on 4th and 1 for a 19-yard loss, giving the Wildcats the ball near the 50-yard line. Later in the game, redshirt freshman Antonio Howard Jr. (Chicago, Ill.) captured the Falcons QB for an eight-yard loss.   


Darkangelo is averaging 10.0 tackles per game this year and is tied for first place in the GLIAC. The sophomore has made 17 solo tackles this year while adding 13 assisted tackles. He is made 4.5 tackles for a total of 16 yards loss in addition to his one sack.


Ferris State returns a majority of their squad who reached the NCAA Championship Game last season and is ranked second in the nation currently. The Bulldogs have bested the Wildcats as of late, leading the all-time series 24-15-6. FSU recently defeated Ashland 28-13 to move to 3-0.