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NDSCS trips Minnesota West 31-6

Minnesota West Bluejays

WAHPETON, N.D. -- North Dakota State College of Science (NDSCS) rolled up 343 yards on the ground, ran up a 24-6 halftime lead, and defeated visiting Minnesota West 31-6 in a college football game on Saturday.

The Bluejays, hoping to get a home game for the postseason playoffs, couldn’t secure it on their own as they fell to 4-3 on the season.

The Wildcats’ Desean Phillips rushed 27 times for 295 yards and scored three times, on carries of 10 yards, 49 yards and 89 yards.

Minnesota West’s lone score came in the second quarter as quarterback Andrew Ortiz completed a 60-yard TD pass to Titonaro Bumpus in the second quarter. Ortiz, who is the current Western Division Offensive Player of the Week, completed just 12 of 30 passes in the game, for 238 yards, and two interceptions. One of those interceptions was returned 38 yards for an interception in the second quarter.

NDSCS totaled 351 yards of total offense. West rushed 32 times for 79 yards and passed for 238.

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Bumpus caught three passes for 71 yards, Terryon Bumpus caught three for 74, and Tyler Linder caught four for 50 for the Bluejays. Ortiz ran 16 times for 47 yards and Dalton Wagner added 32 yards on 11 carries.

NDSCS controlled the football for more than 53 minutes. West controlled it a little more than 36 minutes.

West’s final regular season game is next Saturday at Fond du Lac.

Minnesota West 0 6 0 0 -- 6

NDSCS 3 21 0 7 -- 31

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