McPherson football grabbed a big win on Saturday as they defeated Kansas Wesleyan, the former top ranked team in the KCAC, 28-24.
McPherson football grabbed a big win on Saturday as they defeated Kansas Wesleyan, the former top ranked team in the KCAC, 28-24. This victory, which brings the Bulldogs to .500 for the season at 4-4, will surely create some commotion in the conference standings. The Coyotes scored on their first possession on their “Senior Day” but two touchdowns by McPherson on their next two possessions left KWU down 3-14 early in the game. Another couple of first half TDs by Kansas Wesleyan gave them the lead again at 17-14. Unfortunately for the Coyotes, McPherson kept on rolling and powered the ball into the end zone twice more before halftime, giving them the 28-17 advantage heading into the locker room. The two teams kept the ball in the middle of the field for the majority of the second half; neither team scoring after halftime adjustments on the defensive side of the ball left both offenses lost on ideas of how to put more points on the board. Eventually, Kansas Wesleyan pushed the ball past the goal line to bring them within four points with just more than 11 minutes remaining in the game. With the ball and around three minutes to go, KWU was moving toward their end zone when McPhersons Micah Roehl jumped in front of a Coyote receiver for the team’s third interception, ending the Kansas Wesleyan drive. The McPherson offense went back to what it does best on Saturday, running the football. The team racked up 286 yards rushing with 149 of it going to Terrance Jones who also added a touchdown to his day’s work. Jake Snodgrass took the ball 16 times for 54 yards and a TD. Also scoring on the ground for Mac College was Havelock Pomele who totaled 87 yards. Snodgrass passed 24 times in the win, completing 14 balls to Bulldog receivers and one to a Coyote. He tallied 190 yards and one touchdown that went to his favorite target, and the KCAC’s leading wide receiver, Julius Record who snatched six of Snodgrass’ other passes for 114 yards. Five other McPherson players recorded a catch on Saturday. Jimmy Wilson had another standout game for McPherson, logging 10 total tackles, four solo and one for a loss. Phillip Wilson, Trea Lott and Roehl each picked off KWU’s quarterback once The Bulldogs have one more game in their season, as Sterling College hosts Mcpherson at 1:30 p.m Saturday.