Three first quarter touchdowns set the pace.
Minnesota, Crookston senior running back Richard Haley hit the 1,000-yard rushing mark for the second consecutive season and senior defensive back Cecil Brown recorded 100 tackles for the season, but it wasn't enough as Northern State trounced the U of M, Crookston 52-20 Saturday in Aberdeen, S.D.
Haley recorded 125 rushing yards on 22 carries with two touchdowns, but Northern State's redshirt freshman running back Terrelle Walker posted 210 rushing yards on 18 carries and two touchdowns.
Northern State sophomore quarterback Jared Jaboson finished had three touchdowns on six carries for 58 yards. He passed for 210 yards, completing 16 of 24 passes.
Brown and junior linebacker Ricky Jacobs each recorded seven tackles to lead the Golden Eagle defense.
UMC sophomore quarterback A.J. Barge was 12 of 20 passing for 91 yards with one interception.
Neither team had a touchdown pass but Mark Hanley had nine receptions with 69 yards for Northern State, while Marcus Cheatham had six receptions for 34 yards for the Golden Eagles.
Northern State jumped out to a 21-0 lead in the first quarter on a seven-yard touchdown run by Walker with 9:21 left, a 35-yard interception return for a touchdown by Marquis Mulkey with 5:40 left and a one-yard touchdown run by Jacobson with 12 seconds left.
Walker added a 38-yard touchdown run with 11:08 left in the second quarter to give the Wolves a 28-0 lead.
Haley then put the Golden Eagles on the board with a 56-yard touchdown run with 9:29 left in the first half.
Northern State's Felipe Alfala added a 29-yard field goal with 5:10 left in the second quarter and Minnesota, Crookston's Stephen Henderson chipped in a 37-yard field goal with 32 seconds left to make the halftime score 31-10.
Jacobson started the second half scoring with a three-yard touchdown run with 13:07 left, capping a 91-yard, seven-play drive.
Henderson then made a 29-yard field goal with 5:29 left in the third quarter to make it 38-13.
Jacobson scored his third touchdown with 2:52 left in the third quarter on an 18-yard touchdown run.
UMC junior defensive back Freedom McCullough intercepted a pass by Zac Emde and returned it 43 to start the fourth quarter down to the two. Haley then finished it off with a one-yard run with 12:25 remaining to make it 45-20.
Northern State running back Cameron Pudwill added a ten-yard touchdown run with 7:09 left in the fourth quarter to make it 52-20.
The Golden Eagles drop to 1-9 on the season, all against Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference opponents. They will wrap up the season Saturday, Nov. 10 against Mary at the Alerus Center. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.