The Golden Eagles were led by sophomore running back Talo Pascal (Arlington, Texas), who had 16 carries for 122 yards and a touchdown for his first career 100-yard rushing game.
The St. Cloud State Huskies used 500 yards of offense and four rushing touchdowns from Michael Walker to defeat Minnesota Crookston 55-6 at Husky Stadium in St. Cloud, Minn. Saturday afternoon. The Huskies improve to 5-1 on the season while the Golden Eagles drop to 1-5 overall.
The Golden Eagles were led by sophomore running back Talo Pascal (Arlington, Texas), who had 16 carries for 122 yards and a touchdown for his first career 100-yard rushing game. Freshman quarterback Kyle Larson (Clayton, Wis.) was 10-of-23 for 64 yards and an interception. Pascal led the Golden Eagles in the receiving game as well with four catches for 30 yards.
The Huskies were led by Phillip Klaphake, who was 18-of-24 for 228 yards and two touchdowns through the air. Kenneth Walker, Michael's younger brother, led the Huskies on the ground with eight carries for 58 yards and a touchdown while Michael Walker had tencarries for 54 yards and four touchdowns. Damon Treat led St. Cloud State in receiving with four catches for 87 yards.
Eric Poggenburg led the St. Cloud State defense with eight tackles while senior defensive back Paul Webster (Opa-Locka, Fla.) led the Golden Eagles with 10 tackles while senior defensive back Tevin Kellum (Detroit, Mich.) had nine tackles.
St. Cloud State put up 231 yards of offense in the first half and capitalized on a couple of Golden Eagle miscues in the punt game to get out to a 28-0 advantage at the half over Minnesota Crookston. Michael Walker had three touchdown rushes for the Huskies in the half. Klaphake led the St. Cloud State offense going 13-of-17 for 108 yards and a touchdown. His top target in the passing game was Eli Shoemaker, who had three catches for 28 yards.
The Golden Eagles will return home Oct. 19 to face MSU Moorhead at 1 p.m. in the "Red River Valley Showdown Sponsored by State Farm Insurance." The Golden Eagles and Dragons will battle for the "State Farm Traveling Trophy" for the second time as the trophy came into existence in 2012. The Golden Eagles thank State Farm Insurance's Andy Oman agency for their continued support of UMC athletics.