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Things keep getting worse...

October 6, 2012 - Dana Sulonen
YSU quarterback Kurt Hess couldn’t have picked a worse time to throw his first interception of the season. And his second.

The Penguins were doing exactly what they needed to do to get back into the game, as they were trailing 14-7. They were taking time of the clock and driving down the field, poised for a score. Facing a third-and-medium, Hess rushed his throw, and Marcus Williams picked Hess off, then ran the ball back 98-yards for a touchdown.

So instead of the Penguins putting up at least three points on the drive, they went down 21-7. Then on the next series, were forced to go three and out. The Bison tacked on another scoring drive in the quarter, extending their lead to 28-7.

If that wasn’t bad enough, Hess threw another interception with 1:30 left in the half, which NDSU turned into seven points as quarterback Brock Jensen found Ryan Smith for another touchdown. This is getting out of hand.

YSU’s defense can’t stop anything the Bison are doing. Running back John Crockett is running wild and Jensen’s only incompletes are overthrows and a few drops.

On the other hand, very rare offensive mistakes are coming back and biting them. Halftime should be interesting in the Penguins locker room, because if things aren’t fixed in the second half, it’s going to be a long plane ride home.

Halftime, NDSU 35-7.


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