UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich. -- Northern Michigan University Football visited Saginaw Valley State University in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference action, but fell to the hosts 30-10.
| INCHING CLOSER TO HISTORY
Senior Jake Mayon (Plainfield, Ill./Plainfield East) is now just 211 yards away from the school record for rushing yards after gaining 118 yards on the ground. Mayon carried the ball 26 times and averaged 4.5 yards per carry. A stat correction changed his totals from last week's contest with Northwood and will enter Saturday's contest just 211 yards away from the school record and has four games left to play in his NMU career.
| DEFENSIVE LEADERS
Freshman Isaac Darkangelo (Brighton, Mich./Detroit Catholic Central) and sophomore Brady Hanson (Kewaskum, Wis.) led the defense with 14 tackles each. Darkangelo also led the team with two sacks for a total of 18 yards and forced a fumble. Senior Abram Cook (Surprise, Ariz./Valley Vista) posted a sack and now leads the team in sacks for the season.
| RISER PUTS IT THROUGH
Freshman kicker Daniel Riser (Ada, Michigan/Forest Hills Central) made his seventh field goal of the season to put the Wildcats on the board in the second quarter with a 22-yard field goal.
Taking over from their 20-yard line, Mayon carried it twice for 11 yards, then sophomore starting quarterback Kole Stealy (Cooper City, Fla./Chaminade-Madonna) went nine yards before sophomore running back Deandre Caldwell (Kankakee, Ill.) carried three times for 14 yards to help move the Wildcats to the NMU 49-yard line. After being forced back 15 yards to the NMU 34-yard line, Stealy found Loutsis for 29 yards and got NMU into SVSU territory.
With the ball on the SVSU 37, Mayon took it 12 yards down to the SVSU 25-yard line. On 2nd and 10, Stealy connected with Mayon for 20 yards which put the Wildcats on the five-yard line.
However, the drive stalled and Riser put it through for three points to make it 17-3 with 5:37 to go in the first half.
| GILES GETS HIS FOURTH
Sophomore Latrell Giles (Chicago, Ill./Leo Catholic) scored his fourth rushing touchdown of the season in the fourth quarter. The Wildcats' defense forced an SVSU punt and the offense took over on the SVSU 41-yard line.
Mayon and Caldwell each carried for three yards, and after an imcomplete pass, Giles for 13 yards and a first down. Giles then went for eight yards before a Mayon rush was stopped for no gain and incomplete pass forced 3rd and 2 from the SVSU 14-yard line.
Giles took the ball and got NMU another first down with a 12-yard carry to get the team down to the two-yard line. On third and goal he kept the ball and took advantage of a large hole from the offensive to get into the end zone, and after the extra point made the score 30-10.
Giles finished the game with 66 yards on nine carries.
| UP NEXT
NMU will now return to the Superior Dome and take a break from GLIAC action as they host Lawrence Technological University on Saturday. The team then hosts rival Michigan Technological University for the Miner's Cup Saturday, October 27.