Saturday's state football: Late TD keeps Grand Valley perfect; Wayne State upsets Saginaw Valley

The Detroit News
Aryuan Cain-Veasey (22) celebrates a touchdown in Grand Valley's win.

Hougton — Aryuan Cain-Veasey's 3-yard touchdown with 24 seconds left sent No. 9 Grand Valley State to a 21-16 victory over host Michigan Tech on Saturday, a win spoiling Tech's homecoming.

Cain-Veasey finished with 101 yards rushing on 27 carries, and three touchdowns. He also had a 3-yard TD run in the first quarter and a 1-yard TD run earlier in the fourth.

Cade Peterson was 8-for-13 for 157 yards passing for Grand Valley State (4-0), and Austin Paritee had four catches for 89 yards.

For Michigan Tech (2-2), Will Ark was 15-for-28 for 111 yards, and Emmett Boehler rushed for a 10-yard touchdown. William Marano also had a fumble recovery for a touchdown, tying the game at 7 in the first quarter.


(At) Wayne State 24, Saginaw Valley 20: Wayne State (2-2, 1-0) scored on a 14-yard run by Dakota Kupp, a 9-yard interception return by Leon Eggleston and a 3-yard run by James Hill to upset the 25th-ranked team in the country. After the Warriors took a 17-0 lead in the first half, Saginaw Valley crept back with two field goals late in the second quarter, them an 83-yard kickoff return for a touchdown by Nate McCrary to open the second half. Hills score built Wayne State's lead up to 24-13, and Saginaw Valley (3-1, 1-1) could muster only a 2-yard run by Ryan Conklin in the fourth quarter. Kupp completed 10 of 24 passes for 144 yards. McCrary rushed 15 times for 156 yards.

Wayne State safety Samari Dean breaks up a pass in the end zone.

(At) Davenport 35, Lindenwood 24: Deondre Ford finished 14-for-31 for 188 yards passing and three touchdowns, offsetting his two interceptions, for Davenport (3-0), which rallied from a 14-0 first-quarter deficit.

Ford rushed for 77 yards on 14 carries and Nate Couturier had five catches for 68 yards, plus a touchdown.

Lindenwood is 1-3.

Ashland 31, (at) Northwood 28: Despite a 20-10 lead after three quarters, Northwood couldn't hang on, falling to 0-4 on the season.

For Northwood, quarterback Joe Garbarino was 26-for-39 for 327 yards and three two touchdowns. He also threw two interceptions. Christian Martinez had four catches for 103 yards, including a touchdown, a 48-yard reception in the third qurter.

For Ashland (2-2), Gei'vonni Washingto nrushed for 125 yards on 30 carries, and also scored three touchdowns. Logan Bolin had four catches for 82 yards.

(At) Ferris State 38, Northern Michigan 10: Tyler Minor (14 and 57 yards) and Marvin Campbell (1 and 3 yards) each rushed for two touchdowns and Davontae Harrington (3 yards) rushed for one for Ferris State (4-0, 2-0, ranked No 2 nationally).

Ryan Johnson completed 14 of 32 passes for 150 yards and one touchdown for Northern Michigan (1-3, 0-2).

Note: There were no MIAA games played Saturday.