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Bulldogs Send AU To 0-3.

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  Original Published: 9/21/2013Playing their first game at Jack Miller Stadium-Fred Matinelli Field, the Ferris State Bulldogs sent the Ashland University Eagles to 0-3 on the season with a 34-7 win. Ferris State rolled up 500 yards of offense, 300 on the ground and ran out to a 27-0 first half lead before the Eagles scored on a 15 yard run by freshman quarterback Tra'von Chapman. The Bulldogs were led by quarterback J.Vander Laan with 174 yards passing. He also rushed for 53 yards scoring two touchdowns. Ferris State's Kitwana Clark led ten Bulldog rushers with 66 yards on 18 carries. Korey Ringer and Jake Lampman scored two other rushing FSU touchdowns. For Ashland, the Eagles Anthony Taylor led all runners with 91 yards on 17 carries. It's the first time in four games dating back to last season that Taylor was held under 100 yards rushing. Passing wise, AU's Austin Bruns was seven of 13 for 43 yards, while fellow freshman Tra'von Chapman was six of 15 for 52 yards. Both threw an interception, one by Chapman was returned for a touchdown by Ferris States's Justin Zimmer. Recieving wise the Eagles David Souice led all recievers with three catches for 68 yards as the Eagles came up with just 269 yards of offense. Defense wise, Chris Harvey led the way for AU with 18 tackles, Quenton Scott had 12, Jamie Meder 11. With the win, Ferris State goes to 2-1 in all games 2-0 in the GLIAC, while Ashland U. falls to 0-3 overall and 0-2 in conference play. It's the first 0-3 start to the season for AU since 2002, when the Eagles lost their first five games. Ashland University will try to get their first win on the season at home next Saturday night at 7pm when they host Northern Michigan. The game will be live on WMFD TV with the kickoff at 7:05pm.
   
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