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NMU Football Game Day Guide: NMU and GVSU defenses are great big sieves

October 13, 2012 - Matt Wellens

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University football team hosts No. 14 Grand Valley State this afternoon at the Superior Dome in GLIAC play. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.

The Wildcats are coming off a 41-17 loss to Michigan Tech, resulting in the Miner’s Cup staying in Houghton for a third-straight year.

The previously unbeaten and No. 3-ranked Lakers lost to Ferris State last week for the first time in 11 years.

The week before, the Lakers narrowly escaped Houghton with a 51-43 win.

Like the Wildcats, the Lakers defense has struggled this season, giving up an average of 31.7 points per game. NMU gives up and average of 37.5. Five times this season Northern has given up 40-plus points and the Lakers are right behind them with four.

In a game preview focusing on GVSU from, the focus of the five things to watch is on GVSU’s defense. Considering NMU senior running back Prince Young is still suspended, No. 5 should be easy to accomplish.

NMU starting quarterback Ryan Morley is also out again this week after suffering a concussion against Michigan Tech. Therefore senior Cody Scepaniak will finally get a shot and make his first career start as a Wildcat after transferring to NMU in the spring of 2011.

Grand Valley State game notes can be found here.

Northern Michigan game notes can be found here.

These are NMU’s tailgating policies for those who will be out in the parking lots crushing a 30 pack of Busch Light.

If you can’t be at today’s game, you can watch it here for $7, or listen to the game for free online on 100.3 FM The Point.

There will be no live tweeting from me today as I am in Green Bay with the NMU hockey team. Sorry. will have a full recap on Sunday morning from Senior Sports Writer Craig Remsburg.



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