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NMU football: RB Young suspended one game for violation of team rules
October 6, 2012 - Matt Wellens
MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University will be without senior running back and leading rusher Prince Young today when it hosts Michigan Tech at 1 p.m. inside the Superior Dome in Marquette.
Young has been suspended one game for a violation of team rules after appearing in court Thursday morning for a probation violation stemming from a January arrest. Young pled guilty to contempt of court and his sentencing was delayed.
Young started in all five games for NMU, rushing for 462 yards on 119 carries. He has four touchdowns, but none in the past three games. Young is averaging 92.4 yards per game and 3.9 per carry.
The Wildcats next three leading rushers are all out for the season, including freshman Keon Collier, sophomore Wyatt Jurasin of Ishpeming — who also plays linebacker — and junior Trever Kruzel.
Junior wide receiver Christian Jessie has three carries this year for -6 yards and redshirt freshman quarterback Ryan Morley has lost 39 yards on 17 carries, most of those being sacks.
Sophomore Reggie Bowden is listed second on the Wildcats’ depth chart behind Young. Bowden is a sophomore out of downstate Davisburg. He has three career carries for 11 yards, all coming against Tiffin last season in Marquette.
NMU enters today’s game ranked 15th in the GLIAC in rushing offense, averaging 112.4 yards per game. Tech ranks first in rushing defense in the GLIAC, giving up 104 yards per game.
Following Thursday afternoon’s practice, Ostrowsky said Young was eligible and he expected Young to play today against Tech, but conversations with athletic director Forrest Karr and President David Haynes were pending.
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