WAYNE, Neb. -- MSU Moorhead’s Jake Richter caught an 18-yard pass from Jakub Sinani in overtime to lead the Dragons in a 28-22 Northern Sun Conference win over Wayne State Saturday.
The Dragons opened the scoring in the first quarter, scoring on their first series with a 33-yard Joe Tjosvold field goal for a 3-0 lead.
After WSC punted on their first two possessions, the Wildcats recorded points on their next three series.
Senior Nate Rogers made a leaping grab in the end zone for a 14-yard scoring pass from Brady Brandsfield, giving WSC a 6-3 lead after a missed PAT kick.
WSC scored again on a Maliki Wilson 17-yard run, capping an eight-play, 83-yard drive that put the ‘Cats in front 12-3 with 11:45 remaining in the second quarter. Junior placekicker Ethan Knudson booted a 41-yard field goal on the third straight series resulting in points.
MSU Moorhead closed the first half scoring on a Zach Simons 1yard run, making the score 15-9 at intermission in favor of the Wildcats.
After Moorhead took the lead, Wayne State got it back as Rogers hauled in a 16-yard pass from freshman quarterback Alex Thramer, giving the Wildcats a 22-19 lead with 5:02 remaining. But MSU Moorhead marched down the field late in the quarter and sent the game into overtime.
Rogers made eight catches for 123 yards and had two TDs WSC drops to 1-6 on the season with the loss while MSU Moorhead is now 5-2.