GAME SIX RECAP:
MICHIGAN TECH 21, FERRIS STATE 7
Nationally-Ranked Bulldogs Fall On The Road At MTU
Three time-consuming scoring drives and a strong running game lifted the Michigan Tech Huskies to a 21-7 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) triumph over the nationally 25th-ranked Ferris State Bulldogs Saturday (Oct. 4) afternoon at MTU's Sherman Field in Houghton, Mich.
The Huskies ran for 259 yards on 52 carries and limited the Bulldog offense to only 240 total yards in recording their sixth-straight series' triumph before a MTU homecoming crowd of 2,989 fans.
After a scorless opening period, the Huskies finally cracked the scoring column at the 12:44 mark of the second period when Phil Milbrath capped an 18-play drive covering 86 yards with a six-yard scoring run. The drive ate nearly 10 minutes (9:49) of clock time.
Neither team was able to score again until the Huskies finally built their lead to two scores with 13:50 left in the game when quarterback Steve Short found paydirt from a yard-out to finish off a 99-yard Husky march on 19 plays that lasted over six and a half minutes (6:35).
The Huskies later took advantage of a Bulldog interception and drove 91 yards on 11 plays before Milbrath notched his second TD of the afternoon with a 52-yard run. His score completed a drive taking 7:10 of action.
Ferris finally got on the board in the final minute as backup quarterback Kyle Parrish found senior wideout Rahseem Jones-Salaam on a 30-yard scoring strike with only 34 seconds left in the game. The Bulldog scoring drive took nine plays, 64 yards and 2:49. FSU could not come up with the ensuing onside kick attempt, enabling the Huskies to pull out the win.
Milbrath ran for 202 yards on 34 carries for the Huskies and Short completed 11-of-18 passes for 130 yards. Keith White grabbed four receptions for 44 yards.
Bulldog redshirt freshman quarterback Tom Schneider ran for a team-high 79 yards on 16 carries and was four-of-18 in the air for 60 yards with one interception. Jones-Salaam made two catches for 56 yards and sophomore slot Tim Hogue hauled in two passes for 30 yards.
Defensively, senior All-America tackle Jake Visser paced Ferris with nine tackles, including seven solo stops and one tackle for loss. Senior linebacker Jordan Moore added nine stops and senior safety C.J. Lee contributed seven tackles.
David Carmody paced the MTU defense with 10 tackles and Sean Spellman added eight.
Ferris State dropped to 4-2 overall and 3-2 in league play while the Huskies improved to 4-2 overall and 3-2 in the GLIAC.
The Bulldogs continue their two-game road swing by traveling to Indianapolis Saturday, Oct. 11, for a 6 p.m. (EDT) league kickoff at Key Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind.