Northeastern State ends season with win over Central Oklahoma
BY Staff Reports
Sunday, November 11, 2012
11/11/12 at 7:10 AM
EDMOND - Northeastern State's Drew Patton kicked a 21-yard field goal with 1:53 remaining to cap a time-consuming drive and give the RiverHawks a 22-20 season-ending victory over Central Oklahoma at Wantland Stadium.
The RiverHawks drove 83 yards in 20 plays and ate up 8:46 of the clock before Patton knocked through his third field goal of the game to put the RiverHawks on top.
NSU sophomore running back Joel Rockmore rushed for a career-high 198 yards and a score on 33 carries. He ended the season with 1,024 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns.
The RiverHawks (4-6, 4-6 MIAA) outgained the Bronchos (2-8, 2-8) 363-343.
Sophomore quarterback Johnny Deaton was 12-for-25 passing for 150 yards and a touchdown, and senior wide receiver Jermaine Sherman caught four passes for 89 yards.
Junior kicker Drew Patton made three field goals, including the go-ahead strike with 1:53 to play.
UCO's Joshua Birmingham entered the game as the second-leading rusher in the MIAA at 114.4 yards per game, but the RiverHawks held him to just 53 yards on 18 carries.
Northeastern St. 22, Central okla. 20
UCO: Adrian Nelson 23 run (Chris Robbs kick), 9:39
UCO: Joshua Birmingham 1 run (Robbs kick), 8:49
NSU: Joel Rockmore 45 run (Drew Patton kick), 6:26
NSU: Patton 30 FG, 1:07
NSU: Patton 31 FG, O:OO
NSU: Johnny Deaton 4 pass to Chucky Bryant (conversion failed), 10:04
UCO: Nelson 43 pass to Christian Hood (conversion failed), 13:53
NSU: Patton 21 FG, 13:53
Original Print Headline: NSU ends its season with win