State roundup: Grand Valley outlasts Saginaw Valley in 2 OT

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Marty Carter carried the ball in from 2 yards out in the second overtime and Grand Valley State beat Saginaw Valley State, 62-56, in a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Conference football game at University Center, Michigan, on Saturday.

After the teams traded touchdowns in the first overtime (Terrell Dorsey rush for Grand Valley, Ryan Conklin pass to Alfonso Vultaggio for Saginaw Valley), Grand Valley (10-0) stopped Saginaw Valley (5-4) on downs, setting up Carter’s winning score.

Bart Williams completed 13 of 20 passes for 314 yards and five touchdowns for the Lakers, though he was intercepted four times. Carter carried 34 times for 200 yards and two touchdowns, while Urston Smith and Nick Dodson each caught two TD passes.

For Saginaw Valley, Ryan Conklin completed 20 of 36 passes for 235 yards and three TDs, including a 10-yader to Marq Johnson with 6 seconds left in the fourth quarter to force the overtime. Tommy Scott Jr. ran for 134 yards and three touchdowns.


Michigan Tech 51, (at) Northern Michigan 45: Jaranta Lewis caught an 18-yard touchdown pass for Northern Michigan with nine seconds remaining to send the 2016 Miner’s Cup showdown with Michigan Tech into bonus time. Then, in the second extra session after a scoreless first, John Williams ran 9 yards for the winner for Michigan Tech.

Kevin Miller (87), John Williams (84) and James Henderson (72) led a Michigan Tech (4-5) ground game that totaled 306 yards. Brandon Cowie completed 18 of 26 passes for 148 yards.

Jake Mayon ran for a career-high 240 yards and Jaye Brown threw for 293 yards (23-of-33) and four touchdowns for Northern (3-7).

Ferris State 41, (at) Hillsdale 20: Ferris State (8-2) raced out to a 34-7 lead by early in the fourth quarter. Jahaan Brown and Reggie Bell each scored two touchdowns rushing, and Malik Taylor caught eight passes, including one for a TD. Chance Stewart completed 27 of 42 passes for 338 yards and three touchdowns for Hillsdale (4-5).

(At) Ohio Dominican 28, Wayne State 17: Grant Russell threw for 211 yards and three touchdowns, and Joe Hines rushed for 141 yards and a TD for Ohio Dominican (7-3). Romello Brown carried 29 times for 200 yards and a touchdown for Wayne State (7-3), which lost its second straight and saw its playoff aspirations take a strong hit.

(At) Findlay 28, Northwood 13: Chauncey Bridges carried 31 times for 143 yards and two touchdowns, and Rhys Cervais threw for 233 yards and one touchdown for Findlay (5-5). Joe Carbarino threw for 197 yards a a touchdown for Northwood (2-8).


Olivet 44, (at) Adrian 37: Braden Black completed 17 of 32 passes for 194 yards and a touchdown, and Andre Houston and Jerome Washington each ran for 55 yards for Olivet (8-1), which hung on after leading 31-13 at the half.

Hunter Hamm was 10-of-19 for 266 yards and two touchdowns and Stephen Milarch was 11-of-23 for 150 yards and a touchdown for Adrian (4-5). But they also combined for three interceptions.

Each team had an interception return for a touchdown: Javon Walker 69 yards for Olivet and Pat Stephenson 80 yards for Adrian.

Alma 41, (at) Trine 33: Grant Wilson (108) and Caleb Reinhart (101) led a ground game that rolled up 249 yards rushing, and Dylan Zaborowski was 12-of-25 for 208 passing yards and three touchdowns, but Alma (6-3) still needed Chris Luckhurst’s 75-yard interception return with 11 seconds left to secure the victory. Lars Murray caught five passes for 119 yards and a TD. Trine is also 6-3.

Hope 16, (at) Albion 13: Darren Ford kicked three field goals (24, 46, 46) and Hope led 13-0 early in the third quarter before Albion rallied.

Brandan Campbell totaled 162 yards, including a 54-yard TD run for Hope (6-3).

Sam Blanzy completed 32 of 53 passes for 250 yards for Albion (1-8). Doug Freeman ran for 43 yards and two touchdowns.

Wisconsin Lutheran 29, Kalamazoo 7: Alex White completed 16 of 33 passes for 146 yards and Clay Wilkey scored on a 1-yard run for Kalamazoo (2-7).

Pat Mathieson threw for 234 yards and two touchdowns for Wisconsin Lutheran (4-5).