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Jonathan Curti threw three touchdown passes and Nebraska Wesleyan more than doubled its first-week offensive production in rolling over Illinois College 31-12 on Saturday in Jacksonville, Illinois.

Shaka Taylor ran for a touchdown and caught a TD pass from Curti.

The Prairie Wolves (1-1) rolled up 430 total yards, with Curti throwing 298 yards in going 24-for-38. Bradley Pelkey led the way with five catches for 111 yards. Caleb Conway and Derrick Curtis also caught TD passes for the Prairie Wolves.

Taylor finished with 103 yards on the ground.

Jacob Garnas intercepted a pass for Nebraska Wesleyan, which took a 17-6 lead into halftime after a scoreless first quarter.

After a scoreless third quarter, the Prairie Wolves took command with a 16-play, 99-yard drive to open the fourth-quarter scoring and take a 24-6 lead.

CSU-Pueblo 34, Chadron State 13: CSU-Pueblo took command with a 17-point second quarter and overpowered Chadron State in Pueblo, Colorado. The ThunderWolves ran the ball all day, finishing with 285 yards on 57 carries, including 147 yards on 13 pops from Marche Dennard. His 70-yard touchdown run in the second quarter put CSU-Pueblo up 21-0. Chadron State's Elijah Myles ran for 67 yards and a touchdown.

Wayne State 23, Southwest Minnesota 14: Wayne State scored in every quarter and held a dominating 26-8 advantage in first downs in improving to 1-1 with a win in Marshall, Minnesota. Wayne State's Marlon Warren ran for 147 yards and Aaron Bleil threw completed 25 of 39 passes for 291 yards and three touchdowns.

Morningside 35, Truman State 17: Morningside dominated after trailing 14-7 in the first quarter at Kirksville, Missouri. The Mustangs (2-0) scored the game's last 21 points. Trent Solsma was 23-for-37 for 367 yards and three touchdowns for the winners.

Northwestern 49, Jamestown 7: Northwestern was led by Tyson Kooima, who had 192 passing yards and two touchdowns. He also added 49 yards on the ground and another score.

Peru State at Central Methodist: Late.


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