MARQUETTE, Mich. – Northern Michigan University Football will honor their seniors Saturday as the Wildcats welcome Saginaw Valley State University to the Superior Dome for Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference action.
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| LAST WEEK
Last week, the Wildcat visited Northwood University and scored on their first possession of the game to take a 7-0 lead. The team then added a field goal in the second quarter but it wouldn't be enough as NMU fell to the Timberwolves 28-10.
| CELEBRATING THE SENIORS
Prior to Saturday's game, the team will be honoring the players making their final appearance inside the Superior Dome. Gabe Baumann (Rockford, Mich.), Nick Barnes (Chicago, Ill.), James Brown (Menominee, Mich.), Latrell Giles (Chicago, Ill.), Alex Hamilton (Chesterfield, Mich.), Ryan Knight (Grand Rapids, Mich.), John Kwiecinski (Plymouth, Mich.), Garret Lundteigen (Petoskey, Mich.), Gunnar Lundteigen (Petoskey, Mich.), Logan McHone (Pleasanton, Calif.), Jeremy Stats (Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.), Billy Tithof (Mt. Pleasant, Mich.), Demarious Wright (Delray Beach, Fla.) will all be celebrated.
| MAKING TACKLES
Sophomore Isaac Darkangelo (Brighton, Mich.) posted 17 tackles in Saturday's game at Northwood, setting a new career high. He also has games of 14 tackles, two games with 13 tackles and a game with 11 tackles. He has posted two sacks this season and also forced a fumble. He is averaging 11.3 tackles per game this year to lead the GLIAC. That average places him seventh in the country. Among players with eight games played, he has the second-most tackles this season in all of Division II.
| SCORING TD'S
Freshman running back Tyshon King (Kankakee, Ill.) has scored seven touchdowns this season to lead the Wildcat offense. He is tied for the fourth most touchdowns in the league. is averaging 4.9 yards per carry this season which gives him the fifth-best per carry average in the league as well.
He scored his seventh touchdown this season on a one-yard plunge into the end zone last weekend. Against Michigan Technological University, he rushed for a career-high 114 yards and is now fifth in the league with 581 total rushing yards.
| A YOUNG TEAM
The Wildcats feature a very young team this season as they honor 13 student-athletes prior to Saturday's game. The team features a promising group of underclassmen who have been forced into prominent roles. In last week's game at Northwood, NMU featured 28 freshman, redshirt freshman and sophomores who saw action, compared to just 16 juniors and seniors.
All but two touchdowns this season have been scored by underclassmen while all but one sack and one fumble recovery have come from underclassmen.
| NMU VERSUS SVSU
NMU seeks to narrow the all-time series against SVSU this weekend. In the last meeting inside the Superior Dome, the Wildcats were intercepted just one yard shy of the end zone with 18 seconds remaining in the game, falling 20-12. The Cardinals come into the weekend in the midst of a four-game losing streak after starting the season 4-1. Last week they fell to Ashland 24-21.
| 50 YEARS OF WOMEN'S SPORTS
Throughout the 2019-20 season, NMU will celebrate the history of Women's Sports at Northern Michigan. Fans are encouraged to contribute with their favorite and most memorable moments and athletes of NMU women's sports. Please go to THIS LINK to contribute your favorite or most memorable moment and athletes. More information on this year's celebration can be found HERE.