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Season recap: WSU football

Colton Shrader

Colton Shrader

Tevin Carter-Tolbert, Sports Writer

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The Wright State club football team went 3-4 on the season, finishing third in the conference and falling short of the playoffs. 

The team started the season on a good note. They shut out Miami (OH), winning the game 20 to 0. In this game, quarterback Jonathan Isaacs completed fifteen of his twenty-one attempted passes. He racked up 160 passing yards, along with two touchdowns. Defensively, the Raiders were an unstoppable force. They shutout Miami’s team and hauled in two interceptions.

The second game of the season was against Ohio State. This game was a nail-bitter, but the Raiders dropped a close one, losing 22 to 20. This homecoming weekend game went to triple OT, before the Buckeyes were able to close it out. However, the Raiders were able to bounce back quickly, as they shutout the Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville Cougars for their second win of the season.

The team sat at 2-1 as they took on the Miami (OH) Redhawks for the second time. The first matchup between these teams ended with the Raiders shutting Miami out, but this game was flipped. It was Miami’s defense who shined, holding Wright State to just three points. This 22 to 3 loss dropped the Raiders to 2-2 on the year.

Next on the schedule was Pittsburgh. The last three games of the season were going to be important in the hunt for the playoffs, with two against Pittsburgh and another matchup with Ohio State. This first game against Pittsburgh saw the Raider offense light it up. The Raiders scorched their defense for 33 points in the victory.

Following this, the team knew they needed a win against the Ohio State Buckeye team that had knocked them off earlier in the season. Looking to avenge the lost earlier in the season, the defense was strong in this game. Despite a great game from the Raiders, OSU slipped out another close game, winning 11 to 6. This led to a rematch with Pittsburgh, where the Raiders felt the sting of being shutout for the first time all season.

As a whole, the team had its struggles, but never lost sight of fighting for a chance at a title.

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Season recap: WSU football