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Wildcat football team gives up another 40-plus in loss

September 30, 2012
By Journal Sports Staff , The Mining Journal

HILLSDALE - The Northern Michigan University defense gave up 40-plus points for the fourth time in five games while the offense failed to find the end zone for the first time this season in a 44-6 GLIAC loss at Hillsdale College on Saturday.

Chargers running back Joe Glendenning rushed for 106 yards and three touchdowns on 24 carries. One of his touchdowns was a 28-yard run in the first quarter.

Hillsdale QB Anthony Mifsud was 14 of 17 passing for 223 yards and touchdowns of 38 and 75 yards.

Northern running back Prince Young gained 116 yards on 26 carries, but after scoring four touchdowns in the first two games, Young was kept out of the end zone for a third straight contest.

Redshirt freshman Ryan Morley threw a career-high four interceptions while completing 12 of 21 passes for 105 yards.

The only scores for the Wildcats, who fell to 1-4 overall and 0-4 in the GLIAC, came from senior kicker Rockne Belmonte, who was 2 for 2 from 35 and 46 yards. The 46-yard field goal in the third quarter was the longest in two years for Belmonte as he tries to break the NMU career field goal record of 41 field goals made by Kyle Marotz from 2002-05.

Belmonte enters Saturday's 1 p.m. game against Michigan Tech at the Superior Dome six shy of Marotz.



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