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College football: Dragons fall at Wayne State

MSU Moorhead ends season on a chilly Saturday in Wayne, Neb.

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WAYNE, Neb. — Minnesota State Moorhead closed out its season with a 10-7 loss to Wayne State on Saturday.

The Dragons wrapped up the season 4-7 in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference and overall while Wayne State improved to 9-2 in the conference and overall.

Wayne State scored in the first quarter on Anthony Watkins' 6-yard yard for a 7-0 lead. The Wildcats' Alex Powders nailed a 23-yard field goal early in the second quarter to up the lead to 10-0.

The Dragons had 55 total yards in the first half to Wayne State's 102.

The Dragons' Cody Sorenson intercepted Wildcats' quarterback Nick Bohn late in the third quarter to set up MSUM's lone scoring drive at the Wayne State 27 yard line. Luke Imdieke had 20 rushing yards on the drive and scored on a 4-yard run to make it 10-7 with 1:56 left in the third.

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On Wayne State's ensuing drive, the Wildcats drovee to the MSUM 11 yard line but the Dragons' held on a fourth down play 11-yard line, but were stopped on fourth down by the MSUM defense. The Dragons drove to the Wayne State 20 yard line but Ryan Riedel's 37-yard field goal attempt to tie was off target.

The Dragons had one last drive but couldn't generate much offensively and turned the ball over on downs.

MSUM quarterback Jack Strand hit 15 of 34 throws for 136 yards and was intercepted three times.

Gage Florence caught five passes for 56 yards and Ryan Bieberdorf had two catches for 46 yards. Imdieke carried 14 times for 58 yards and the touchdown.

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