Marquette, MI – 10/23/17 – The Marquette Redmen football team played their final game of the season on Friday as they hosted the Menominee Maroons in a Great Northern Conference match-up. The Maroons trailed in the first quarter 17-6 but then roared back with big running plays from quarterback Ethan Mileski and a strong defense winning the game 34-17. The Redmen season comes to an end with a 4-5 record while the Maroons are headed to the MHSAA playoffs for their 22nd straight year.
The Michigan Wolverines went into Happy Valley and came out with an unhappy ending. Michigan came into the game ranked #19 and the Penn State Nittany Lions at #2 both Big Ten Rivals. The Nittany Lions Saquon Barkley finished with 161 yards from scrimmage and three touchdowns to lead Penn State in a 42-13 route at home. The Wolverines offense woes continued as quarterback John O’Korn was 16 of 28 for 166 yards and sacked 7 times and fumbling once. The Wolverines look to get back on track next Saturday as they host the Rutgers Scarlet Knights.
The Green Bay Packers began life without Aaron Rodgers on Sunday with Brett Hundley as the starter and lost 26-17 to the New Orleans Saints. Saints quarterback Drew Brees led the Saints throwing for 331 yards and a touchdown. Running back Mark Ingram put on his best performance of the season rushing for 105 yards on 22 carries. The Packers now have a bye-week before returning for a Monday night match-up with the Detroit Lions.
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