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Central Pulls Away Late To Topple Luther

Posted: Monday, October 18th, 2010 at 5:59 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports-Trevor Castle/Derek Cardwell

The Central College football team ran up 290 yards of rushing offense as they pulled away from Luther for a 45-26 Iowa Conference victory yesterday afternoon. The Dutch jumped out on top 7-0 on Nate Snead’s 3 yard run midway through the first quarter, and after the Norse tied it later in the frame, Central reclaimed a 14-7 advantage when Ryan Schmidt blocked a punt and recovered it in the end zone early in the second. Snead’s 18-yard run broke a 14-14 tie, and he hit Jared Lackey on a one-yard pass 9 seconds before intermission to give the Dutch a 28-14 halftime lead. Jake Viggers booted a 31 yard field goal for Central on the first possession of the second half, which was immediately answered by a Luther touchdown and blocked extra point. On the ensuing kickoff, a Norse player was severely injured, causing a nearly 20-minute delay, and on the first play back to action, Dutch tailback Kyle Wood scampered for a career long 56 yard TD. Erik Grunder added a 1 yard score in the fourth, and Luther capped the scoring with just over two minutes to go in the fourth. Wood (127) and Snead (114) each went over 100 yards on the ground for Central, as they improved to 6-1 overall and 4-1 in the Iowa Conference. Up next is a home game next Saturday against 3-3 Loras.

In other college football from yesterday…
Iowa posted a 38-to-28 win over Michigan
Oklahoma downed Iowa State 52-to-nothing
Northern Iowa hung on to defeat South Dakota 19-to-14
Drake got by Campbell 14-to-12