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Published September 22 2012

Rudd pulls down two TDs as Mavericks shut out Dragons

MANKATO, Minn. – Andy Pfeiffer rushed for 168 yards as No. 22-ranked Minnesota State-Mankato completed a 24-0 shutout of Minnesota State Moorhead in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference football on Saturday.

The Mavericks held just a 7-0 lead through three quarters of play until Keyvan Rudd hauled in two fourth-quarter touchdowns to put the game out of reach for Moorhead.

Shea DeJong and Lucas Solie each collected double-digit tackles for the Dragons (0-4).

Moorhead 0 0 0 0–0

Mankato 7 0 0 17–24

Mankato – Riggott 10 pass from Brozovich (Brockshus kick)

Mankato – Brockshus 39 field goal

Mankato – Rudd 3 pass from Brozovich (Brockshus kick)

Mankato – Rudd 2 pass from Brozovich (Brockshus kick)

TEAM STATISTICS

Moorhead Mankato

First downs 8 21

Rushes-yards 30-39 52-339

Passing 98 88

Comp-Att-Int 9-23-1 8-20-1

Punts-Avg. 8-38.4 4-32.8

Fumbles-Lost 0-0 0-0

Penalties-Yards 4-35 5-22

Time of Possession 24:48 35:12

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING: Moorhead, Montplaisir 19, Hodge -1, Medhaug 4, Schell 12, Lange 9. Mankato, Thomas 77, Brozovich 79, Pfeiffer 168, Brookings 15.

PASSING: Moorhead, Montplaisir 0-1-0 0 yards, Pittman 1-2-0 14 yards, Hodge 8-20-1 84 yards. Mankato, Brozovich 8-20-1 88 yards.

RECEIVING: Moorhead, Birr 27, Williams 7, Jiskra 42, Rivard 7, Bierman -3, Shelly 18. Mankato, Riggott 26, Rudd 5, Burns 54, Duncan 3.