HOUGHTON - Michigan Tech University dominated all facets of Saturday's GLIAC football game with Hillsdale in earning a 42-14 victory at Sherman Field in Houghton.
The Huskies scored touchdowns on four of their six drives in the opening half and shut out the Chargers in the second half to move to 6-3 overall and in the league this season.
"This might be as well as we've played all year," MTU head coach Tom Kearly said.
Two of the game's biggest plays came from DeShawn Nelson. The sophomore cornerback intercepted a pass in the endzone in the third quarter to quell a Hillsdale scoring threat.
He then picked off Anthony Misfud's out route pass at his own 20 and returned it 80 yards for a touchdown.
Tech's formula for beating Hillsdale (6-4, 6-3) included holding the Chargers to 86 rushing yards and going nearly plus-five minutes in time of possession.
Tech senior tight end Bryan LaChapelle hauled in four passes for 58 yards and three touchdowns in the first 22 minutes to help the Black and Gold build a 21-7 lead