Northern Michigan hands Wayne State 33-21 loss

MARQUETTE, Mich. (WSU Athletics) - The Wayne State University football team (3-5 overall, 3-4 GLIAC) suffered its third consecutive setback falling 33-21 at Northern Michigan University on Saturday afternoon.

The Warriors took a 7-0 lead midway through the first period as sophomore quarterback Carl Roscoe (Kentwood, Mich./Kelloggsville) found senior wide receiver Dominique Maybanks (Muskegon, Mich.) behind the Wildcat secondary for a 37-yard scoring pass.

NMU scored the next 17 points before junior signal caller Doug Griffin (North Branch, Mich.) scored on a 54-yard keeper up the middle for WSU's longest run from scrimmage this season.  Griffin made his first collegiate start in the contest.

The Wildcats responded by scoring the next 16 points to increase their lead to 33-14.

Senior fullback Chet Privett (Sterling Hts., Mich./Warren De La Salle) scored on a one-yard plunge to complete the scoring.

Griffin led WSU on the ground with 69 yards on 11 carries, while NMU's Wyatt Jurasin totaled a game-high 125 yards on 30 attempts.

Griffin completed 2-of-7 for 40 yards and was intercepted twice.  Roscoe passed for 83 yards on 7-of-10, while junior Sean Guinane (St. Joseph, Mich.) was 2-of-6 for 40 yards.

Wildcat Shaye Brown was 20-of-31 for 195 yards and one score.

WSU senior linebacker Ed Viverette (Southfield, Mich./Brother Rice) recorded a game-high 13 tackles (5-8).

Wayne State will visit Ferris State for a noon kickoff next Saturday.