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IWC football falls in home opener

Sep 23, 2013
Photo by: Megan Cooper The Tigers drew a crowd at Mapleleaf Athletic Complex for their home opener on Saturday, which was also Mt. Pleasant elementary student day.

The Iowa Wesleyan College football team fell to the University of Minnesota-Morris, 41-24, at Mapleleaf Athletic Complex on Saturday in the Tigers’ home opener.

The Tigers got on the board first in the game, scoring on Brandon Baker’s 34-yard field goal.

However, UM-Morris came back with a touchdown five minutes later to take a 7-3 lead at the end of the first quarter.

The Tigers took it back with a 29-yard touchdown run by Raul Becerril in the second, and added another touchdown on a Ridge Hobbs’ catch from quarterback Zandro Diaz before halftime.

The next four scores, however, were by UM-Morris, and the game slipped away as the Tigers couldn’t answer until the final 10 minutes of the game.

LiMichael Peeples caught a 54-yard pass from Caleb Huss with 9:37 left to play, but it was too little, too late for the Tigers who fall to 0-3 overall.

They will play again Saturday at MacMurray College in Jacksonville, Ill.

Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m.

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