by Hans Bristol / email@example.com / @hans_bristol / (Photo SCSU Athletics)
After suffering a homecoming loss to Northern State the week before, the St. Cloud State Football team responded with a overtime win over the Concordia St. Paul Golden Bears 18-15 Saturday afternoon at Husky Stadium.
The first half saw three field goals from Adam Stage go through the up rights while Concordia St. Paul was able to add on of their own sending the game 9-3 into the halftime break.
St. Cloud State’s stellar defense made a huge statement early in the second half, shutting down a touchdown scoring chance with a goal line stand against the Golden Bears offense. CSP was able to put a field goal up on the board to cut the SCSU lead to 9-6 in the third quarter.
On the next threat from CSP, once again the Huskies defense came up clutch. Sophomore defensive back Payton Conrad hauled in a interception took away a scoring opportunity for the Golden Bears in the third quarter. St. Cloud State held onto a 9-6 lead moving into the 4th quarter.
Concordia St. Paul was able to tie the game early in the fourth on a 44-yard field goal. As the Huskies offense continued to struggle, the Golden Bears followed up their previous scoring drive with yet another scoring drive on a 35-yard field goal pressing them in front of the hosts 12-9.
Dwayne Lawhorn and the Huskies offense responded to the go-ahead field goal with a 9 play 64 yard drive that saw Adam Stage hit his fourth field goal of the game to again equalize the score at 12-12. Later in the quarter, another big drive from the Huskies offense set up Adam Stage a field goal opportunity to win the game, but the sophomore kicker missed the field goal attempt. St. Cloud State and Concordia St. Paul entered overtime all tied at 12 a piece.
On the first possession of the overtime period, Concordia St. Paul got the ball first but were held to a field goal. St. Cloud State offensively responded to get the win as Anthony Carver caught a touchdown pass from Dwayne Lawhorn earning the Huskies a heart pounding 18-15 contest over the Golden Bears.
Offensively, SCSU was able to establish a strong run game with 164 yards while the passing attack saw 149 yards through the air.
St. Cloud State move to 3-2 overall on the season. Next up on the schedule the Augustana Vikings await the Huskies in Sioux Falls this coming Saturday for a road match up.