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M'side blasts BC; UNI tops USD

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Kyle Schuck had two touchdown receptions in Morningside's 62-0 win at Briar Cliff. Kyle Schuck had two touchdown receptions in Morningside's 62-0 win at Briar Cliff.
Morningside closed out a 10-0 regular season with a 62-0 win at Briar Cliff. The Mustangs improved to 10-0 all-time against the Chargers, who played their final game scheduled at Sioux City's Memorial Field. Briar Cliff will play their home games in the DakotaDome next season.
 
Morningside tallied 617 yards of total offense. Morningside had 304 yards in the air and marched for 313 yards on the ground. Fred Jones led the Mustangs on the ground with 11 carries for 73 yards and two touchdowns. Quarterback Joel Nixon went 20-30 for 262 yards and one interception. Nixon threw for three touchdowns and ran one in from 27 yards out. Kyle Schuck was Nixon's choice receiver. Schuck totaled six catches, good for 94 yards and two touchdowns.
 
Briar Cliff only managed 156 yards of total offense, the lowest total the Chargers have posted all year long. PJ Quiroga threw for 175 yards, while the Cliff went negative 19 yards with the run game. The Mustang defense buried Quiroga five times behind the line for -33 yards.  Bryce Harshman lead the Charger air force with seven grabs for 125 yards.  
 
Morningside is ranked third in the NAIA poll and will get a playoff bid on Sunday. The Chargers finish the 2012 season with an overall record of 1-10 and 1-8 in the conference.   
 
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VERMILLION, SD -- The University of Northern Iowa football program won their second consecutive game when they defeated the South Dakota Coyotes 24-21.
 
Sawyer Kollmorgen finished the game 13 for 24 passing with 158 yards and one touchdown. David Johnson led the Panthers on the ground with 130 yards and three touchdowns with Terrell Sinkfield racking up 77 receiving yards.
 
Jordan Gacke helped the Panther defense to a pivotal stop when the Coyotes were in a fourth-and-one situation with 7:00 minutes left in the game. On the next UNI drive, Tyler Sievertsen added to the lead with a 32-yard field goal with 3:40 remaining in the game to make the score 24-13.
 
The Coyotes scored a late fourth quarter touchdown off a one-yard rush from Josh Vander Maten and then added two more points off a two-point conversion to cut the UNI lead to 24-21 with less than a minute remaining.
 
After an on-side kick, the Panthers recovered the kick to run out the remaining 40 seconds and pick up their fourth win of the season.
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