Hillsdale vs. Northern Michigan: The Breakdown

Zach Nichols caught 2 touchdowns in the opener.

Let’s look at some numbers comparing how Hillsdale and Northern Michigan fared in their openers.

Total Offense:
Hillsdale: 436 yards (270 passing, 166 rushing)
NMU: 361 (304 passing, 57 rushing)

Passing:

Hillsdale: 16 of 21 for 270 yards, 6 TD, 1 Int.
Mark Nicolet, 12/14 227 yards, 5 TD, 1 Int.
Troy Weatherhead, 3/6 37 yards, 1 TD
NMU: 29 of 45 for 304 yards, 2 TD, 1 Int.
Buddy Rivera 29/44 304 yards 2 TD, 1 Int.

Receiving:
Hillsdale:
Aaron Waldie, 4 catches for 134 yards, 3 TD
Nick Gurica, 2 catches for 45 yards, 1 TD
Mike Blanchard, 1 catch for 25 yards, 1 TD
Derek Nelson, 1 catch for 23 yards, 1 TD
NMU:
Fred Wells, 11 catches for 124 yards
Gregory Raspberry, 5 catches for 36 yards
Zach Nickols, 4 catches for 45 yards, 2 TD

Rushing:
Hillsdale:39 attempts for 166 yards
Vinnie Panizzi, 12 carries for 96 yards, 1 TD
TJ Campbell, 10 carries for 30 yards
Mark Nicolet, 4 for 21 yards (no sacks)
NMU: 28 attempts for 57 yards
Mark Bossuah, 12 carries for 34 yards, 1 TD
Brad Anderson, 7 carries for 21 yards
Buddy Rivera 9 carries for 5 yards (-19 yards from 3 sacks)

Defense:
Hillsdale: 226 yards, 3 points (133 rushing, 93 passing)
1 fumble recovered, 2 interceptions, 2 sacks, opponent 3rd down conversion: 5/16
NMU: 363 yards, 24 points, (128 rushing, 235 passing)
2 fumbles recovered, 0 interceptions, o sacks, opponent 3rd down conversion: 4/12

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