2010 Grad Damon Treat RB
In St. Cloud State’s 31-6 win over Augustanta College, Damon Treat (Vanden) caught five passes for 46 yards for the unbeaten Huskies (4-0).
Huskies Upset #2 Minnesota Duluth 51-49 on Final Play of Game
Michael Walker catches game winning pass
9/29/2012 11:55:00 PM
St. Cloud, Minn. – St. Cloud State University junior running back Michael Walker
(Walworth, Wis.) caught the game winning pass as time ran out to give the Huskies a 51-49 upset win over #2-ranked University of Minnesota Duluth Saturday evening in a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) match-up at Husky Stadium.
St. Cloud State improved to 3-2 overall and 1-0 in the NSIC North. The Bulldogs suffered their first loss of the season and dropped to 4-1 overall and 0-1 in the NSIC North.
Junior quarterback Phillip Klaphake
(Princeton) threw for a school record 466 passing yards, tied a single game record for touchdown passes with five, the most important an eight yard strike to Walker, and rushed for another touchdown.
He broke the old passing mark of 377 yards set by Jon Quesnel on Oct. 14, 2006 against Augustana College. He is the fourth Husky to throw five touchdown passes in a game and the first since Dan Kaczor threw five in 2004 against Western Washington.
Klaphake's touchdown passes were to five different players as the Huskies rolled up 642 yards of total offense, third most in school history.
Walker scored two touchdowns and for the third time this season Walker rushed for over 100 yards. He finished the game with 12 carries for 107 yards and one touchdown and caught that game-winning pass for his only reception of the game.
“We tried to run the ball but it came down to having to throw it,” said St. Cloud State head coach Scott Underwood
. “We found some holes and our offensive line executed very well and our receivers made some big plays.”
Junior receiver Chad Peterson
(Winona) had a personal high seven receptions for 109 yards and one touchdowns. Junior receivers Eli Shoemaker
(Graham, Wash.), Damon Treat
(Fairfield, Calif.) and Renard Robinson
(Bloomington) all had five catches each and Shoemaker and Robinson pulled in a touchdown pass.
Minnesota Duluth scored on their first two possessions of the game to take a 14-0 lead. A Taylor Berger
(Ramsey) 23-yard touchdown reception and a 23-yard Tyler Aldridge
(Woodbury) field goal with 5:42 left in the first half cut the UMD lead to 14-10. On the ensuing kick-off, UMD's Justin Fawlkes returned it 80-yards for a touchdown. A Chris Blake interception gave the Bulldogs the ball with under two minutes to go in the first half. Four plays later UMD quarterback Chase Vogler scored on a one yard run to give UMD a 28-10 lead at the half.
St. Cloud State outscored UMD 20-7 in the third quarter on a Klaphake run, a 36-yard pass to Shoemaker and a 38-yard Walker touchdown run and the Huskies trailed 35-30 going into the fourth quarter.
Vogler scored on an 11-yard run early in the fourth but the Huskies answered with two touchdown passes to Robinson and Peterson. A two-point conversion gave the Huskies their first lead of the game, 45-42 with 2:09 left.
Three plays later, Vogler scored on a 35-yard run with 1:16 on the clock. The Huskies took over on their own 25-yard line following the kick-off.
Klaphake completed six of eight pass attempts in the final drive. He gained five yards on a third and one play to put the Huskies on the UMD 33. Back to back completions to Peterson put the Huskies on the UMD eight yard line. With :03 seconds left, SCSU called a time out and scored on the final play of the game.
Minnesota Duluth collected 367 yards of total offense and returned eight kickoffs for 205 yards and one touchdown. Vogler finished the game 11 of 25 passing for 164 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 120 yards and four touchdowns. Cameron Harper had a game high 11 tackles and the Bulldogs tallied four quarterback sacks and seven tackles for loss.
Junior defensive backs Jack Moro
(Brookfield, Wis.) and sophomore back Kyle Risinger
(Minnetonka) led the Husky defense with six tackles each. Risinger collected his first interception of the season.
St. Cloud State’s season got off to a murky start with a 32-19 loss to Sioux Falls during which Damon Treat (Vanden) had a 3-yard run, caught three passes for 20 yards and returned a kickoff for 50 yards.
California, Penn. -- Sophomore quarterback Phillip Klaphake (Princeton, Minn.) rushed for two touchdowns and threw for a third to lead the 13th-ranked St. Cloud State Huskies to a 26-3 season opening victory over 12th-ranked California University of Pennsylvania Thursday night at Adamson Stadium on the Cal U campus.
St. Cloud State (1-0) was impressive in the 2011 season debut with a stingy defense and an offense that produced 406 yards in an evenly balanced effort.
The Husky defense held the Vulcans to 206 yards of offense and only 56 rushing yards. St. Cloud State combined for three quarterback sacks and seven tackles for loss.
Junior linebacker Brad Wignes (Marseilles, Ill.) had a team high six tackles and sophomore linebacker Todd Bestgen (Rochester, Minn.) had a career high two quarterback sacks.
Klaphake finished the game 20 of 26 passing for 201 yards and one touchdown. He carried the ball 14 times for 60 yards and two touchdowns.
Junior running back Brandon Geiss (Shoreview, Ill.), in his first game back since suffering a season ending injury in the 2010 season opener, rushed 11 times for 69 yards.
Sophomore wide receiver Damon Treat (Fairfield, Calif.) led the team with five catches for 56 yards and one touchdown.
It is the first season opening win for the Huskies under head coach Scott Underwood who begins his fourth season at the helm in 2011.
The Huskies gained the advantage early as sophomore Eli Shoemaker (Graham, Wash.) forced and recovered the fumble on the opening kick-off. Three minutes later Klaphake capped a six play, 30-yard drive with a three-yard touchdown run.
St. Cloud State carried a 13-0 lead into halftime as Klaphake found Treat in the end zone on a 14-yard pass play at the 5:10 mark of the second quarter. Klaphake completed seven of seven pass attempts in the drive.
A 37-yard field goal by junior Tyler Aldridge (Woodbury, Minn.) put the Huskies ahead 16-0 with 10:08 left in the third quarter.
Cal U’s only look at end zone came in the third quarter on a 30-yard Cody Nuzzo field goal.
Klaphake sealed the win with a three-yard the completed a nine play, 65-yard drive with 4:31 left in the game.
The Huskies and Vulcans were NCAA Division II Playoff teams in 2010.
Cal U (0-1) quarterback Peter Lalich completed 20 of 34 passes for 150 yards. Lamont Smith rushed for 39 yards and Thomas Mayo had seven receptions for 80 yards to lead the Vulcans.
St. Cloud State will host Concordia University, St. Paul in the season opener and Hall of Fame Game next Saturday, Sept. 10 at 6:00 p.m. at Husky Stadium.
HUSKY FOOTBALL: (VIDEO INCLUDED) HUSKIES OFF TO 2-0 START
Saturday, September 10, 2011
St. Cloud, Minn. – The 10th-ranked St. Cloud State football team is off to a 2-0 start following a 41-13 home opening win over Concordia University, St. Paul in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) action Saturday night in St. Cloud.
It is the first 2-0 start for the Huskies since the 2007 season. The win also marked the Huskies 11th straight home win dating back to the 2009 season. Concordia’s eight game road win streak came to an end tonight.
St. Cloud State is 2-0 overall and Concordia University dropped to 1-1. The Huskies travel to Winona State University next Saturday for a 6:00 p.m. kick-off.
The St. Cloud State defense intercepted six passes and sophomore quarterback Phillip Klaphake (Princeton, Minn.) passed for two touchdowns and ran for a third to lead the Huskies. Klaphake finished the game 20 of 25 passing for 250 yards and rushed for another 12.
The six interceptions were the most for the Huskies since Oct. 23, 2010 when SCSU’s Tyler Niedfeldt intercepted four passes. Junior defensive back Marvin Matthews (Roseville, Minn.) and senior Tony Kubes (New Prague, Minn.) each had two interceptions for the Huskies. Senior Joe Everson (Lakeville, Minn.) collected his ninth career INT and sophomore Miky Woods (Brooklyn Park, Minn.) had his first intercollegiate pick.
Seven players rushed the ball and 11 different players had pass receptions for the Huskies. Senior running back Dante Steward (Milwaukee, Wis.) led the Huskies on the ground with 36 yards rushing. Sophomore Michael Walker (Walworth, Wis.), junior Brandon Geiss (Shorewood, Ill.) and Klaphake each rushed for a touchdown.
Junior Tyler Allery (Lakeville, Minn.) and sophomore Damon Treat (Fairfield, Calif.) each had four receptions for the Huskies. Allery had 70 receiving yards and Treat had 43 yards and one touchdown. Sophomore tight end Corey Henne (Brookfield, Wis.) had touchdown reception of 19 yards.
Junior kicker Tyler Aldridge kicked field goals of 35 and 46-yards, a career long
The Husky defense accounted for three quarterback sacks and eight tackles for loss. Kubes led the defensive unit with nine total tackles and 2.5 tackles for loss. Junior Brad Wignes (Marseilles, Ill.) added six tackles.
St. Cloud State gained 379 yards of total offense to the Golden Bears 344.
Concordia University starting quarterback James Peterson was injured early in the second quarter. Third string quarterback Jared Russo took over and completed 17 of 27 passes for 184 yards and two touchdowns. Sam Campbell rushed for 48 yards.
St. Cloud State's Marvin Matthews talks about tonight's game.