IWC allows 42 unanswered points in loss
ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Iowa Wesleyan College football team scored first, but then allowed their hosts 42 unanswered points in a 42-6 loss to Northwestern (Minn.).
It was the Tigers’ final game of the season, and they finish the year with a record of 2-8 overall and 2-7 in the UMAC.
Wesleyan got on the board early in the game as Trey Todd made a 3-yard touchdown run with 10 minutes left to play in the first quarter.
The Tigers punted on their first possession, but the Eagles fumbled the return and IWC’s Chase Tackett recovered the ball on Northwestern’s 21-yard line.
From there, Zandro Diaz’s pass to Chase Taylor put IWC on the 15-yard line, and three consecutive runs by Todd put the Tigers in the end zone.
The Tigers faked the extra point and went for the two-point conversion, but Brandon Baker’s pass was intercepted.
Leading 6-0, IWC allowed six straight scores by the Eagles. The Tiger offense wouldn’t get into the end zone again.
On the day, Northwestern had 23 first downs to IWC’s 10. The Eagles gained 434 yards on the day, while the Tiger offense came up with 198.
IWC was just 3-for-15 in third down conversions and came up short on all four fourth-down conversion attempts.
Todd led the Tigers on the ground with 44 net yards rushing, and Adrian Smith had 34 yards.
Diaz was 9-for-15 passing for 103 yards and Caleb Huss picked up 25 yards on 2-for-5 passing.
LiMichael Peeples had five catches for 68 yards. Raul Becceril made three catches for 23 yards, and Taylor had 26 yards on two catches. Darryl Smith made an 11-yard catch.
Defensively, Ryan Gerleman had a team-high nine tackles and Raul Lozano had eight. Sam Balbach added seven tackles.
Shawn Foster had an interception and Jonathon Olson recovered a fumble.
Balbach and Andrew Terrell combined for a sack.