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Ferris State beat Davenport behind Shon Stephens’ big day

CALEDONIA - It was a perfect afternoon for football on Saturday as the #7 ranked Ferris State Bulldogs beat the #9 ranked Davenport Panthers 28-10 in a big time GLIAC matchup, with big time playoff implications. It was a scoreless first quarter, with Davenport scoring the first touchdown but Ferris State responded with a touchdown run from Trinidad Chambliss to tie the score up at 7. Davenport added a field goal at the end of the first, so it was 10-7 at the end of the first half.

Shon Stephens opened the second half with a 100-yard kickoff return to put the Bulldogs in front 14-10. On the next drive Bulldogs offensive possession, they drove 84 yards in 10 plays to make the score 21-10 on Carson Gulker’s 10-yard pass to WR Xavier Wade. Shon Stephens then had a pick-six early in the 4th quarter as the Bulldogs won it 28-10.

Mylik Mitchell had 137 yards passing on the day, while Carson Gulker had 77 yards passing and a touchdown. Xavier Wade led the team in receiving with 8 receptions for 127 yards and a touchdown. The Bulldogs had four interceptions, two from Shon Stephens, and one each from Lento Smith and Alston Ware.

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The Bulldogs will finish their regular season at home against Wayne State next Saturday.


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