GLIAC -- Week 6 of the 2018 GLIAC Football season is in the books and we have reached the halfway point of the season. Game notes, audio, video and live stats links for nine GLIAC football contests on Saturday, Oct. 6 can be found below.
Northwood earned its first victory of 2018 with a 27-24 road victory over Northern Michigan. The Timberwolves picked up the win despite NMU outgaining them by a 473-314 margin and 256 yards rushing from NMU running back Jake Mayon. Northwood forced a pair of interceptions in the contest and a big 70-yard touchdown pass from Christian Martinez to Gary Landless late in the third quarter.
No. 3 Ferris State ran out to a big 28-0 halftime lead in the "Battle at The Ballpark" en route to a 42-24 victory over Michigan Tech in a contest played at Fifth Third Ballpark in Comstock. FSU amassed 616 yards of total offense, including 310 on the ground. FSU QB Jayru Campbell went 20-of-24 passing for 291 yards and three touchdowns while adding another one on the ground.
Davenport improved to 6-0 with a dominant performance on the road in Detroit and a 37-14 victory over Wayne State. The Panthers held Wayne State to only 107 yards in the contest and three total yards in the second half. WSU's Darece Roberson caught a 57-yard TD pass and ran a punt back 69 yards to paydirt both in the fourth quarter to give the Warriors the edge before DU scored 27 unanswered to close out the contest.
A 10-yard TD catch courtesy of Ashland running back Andrew Vaughn gave the Eagles the late edge and the victory over previously unbeaten Saginaw Valley late Saturday night in Ohio. Vaughn also rushed for a score in the victory as both teams finished right around 250 yards of total offense. Despite not a ton of offense in the contest, AU converted on 64 percent of its third-down conversions, while SVSU worked at a 56 percent pace. James Prater Jr. paced the Eagle defense with a pair of sacks and two pass breakups.
No. 2 Grand Valley State was impressive once again, this time against visiting Dixie State from Utah. The Lakers led 35-0 before giving up a couple scores in the final quarter to win 35-14. GVSU wideout Austin Paritee notched six receptions for 121 yards and three touchdowns from QB Bart Williams.
Next week features the biggest game of the year in Division II when No. 3 Ferris State makes the short drive over to No. 2 Grand Valley State for a showdown sure to entertain.
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