Saginaw Valley State’s football team to 2-3 on the season following a 49-17 loss to #8 ranked Grand Valley State.
SVSU gave up a 28 yard touchdown run on their first defensive stand of the game giving Grand Valley the 7-0 lead.
Junior kicker Connor Luksic hit a 37 yard field goal late in the first quarter to bring the Cardinals within four.
Junior quarterback Matt Considine threw an interception on the next SVSU drive that was returned 45 yards for a Lakers touchdown.
Luksic had a field goal attempt blocked that was returned 55 yards for a touchdown followed by a 37 yard touchdown pass to extend the lead to 28-3.
With no time remaining on the clock in the first half, Considine was able to complete a pass to junior slot receiver Casey Williams who was able to score, cutting the deficit to 28-10 at half.
A six minute 11 play 80 yard drive for the Lakers helped them keep control of the
game as they were able to top it off with a touchdown pass to extend their lead.
Another Laker touchdown early in the 4th quarter had many fans headed for the gates as SVSU was trailing 42-10 late in the game.
Redshirt freshman Colby Newburg entered the game for the Cardinals in the 4th quarter with the team trailing and was able to put together a scoring drive.
Newburg completed a 26 yard touchdown pass to senior tight end Isaiah Johnson- Mack to bring the Cardinals back within 25.
SVSU attempted to recover an onside kick after their score, but Grand Valley recovered and scored a 45 yard touchdown on the first play of their drive.
Senior running back Tommy Scott had 19 carries in the game and finished with 97 yards.
Mack finished the game with seven receptions for 77 yards and a touchdown.
Williams added three receptions for 49 yards and a touchdown.
Newburg completed four of his six passing attempts for 54 yards and a touchdown pass.
SVSU is now 0-2 in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Conference (GLIAC) matchups this season.
Saginaw Valley will continue their season with an away game at Texas A&M Commerce on Oct. 9.