Football Takes Down Dragons, Gain Playoff Berth
11/15/2010 - 11:25 AM
The St. Cloud State Huskies improved their record to 9-2 (9-1 in the NSIC) this season with a convincing 42-16 victory of MSU-Moorhead (2-9, 2-8 in the NSIC) Saturday in Moorhead, Minn. The Huskies got off to a fast start, scoring on a 52 yard touchdown pass from Philip Klaphake to Fred Williams. After an MSU field goal, Williams caught a six yard touchdown pass to make the score 14-3. Moorhead scored on a touchdown pass, and had cut the lead to 14-9 at the end of the first quarter. After that it was all Huskies. Williams caught his third touchdown pass of the game and Klaphake threw his fourth touchdown pass to tight end Corey Henne, late in the second quarter. The halftime score was 28-9, Huskies.
The Huskies scored on a 65 yard interception return by junior defensive back Tony Kubes in the third. The Huskies also added a Mike Walker touchdown run to cap off the day for St. Cloud State. The Huskies outgained Moorhead by 250 yards, and never allowed the game to stay close after the first quarter. Freshman quarterback Philip Klaphake threw for 335 yards and four touchdowns, and senior wide out Fred Williams had 12 catches for 183 yards, and three touchdowns.
It was a must win game for the Huskies to keep their playoff aspirations alive, and the Huskies did not succumb to the pressure, putting together one of their most complete performances of the season. With the victory the Huskies advanced into the Super Regional playoffs, and will host Hillsdale College this Saturday at Husky Stadium. Game time is scheduled for noon, and can be heard on 88.1, KVSC radio, and online at kvsc.org.
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