Eagles End Regular Season With Loss At Michigan Tech

Eagles End Regular Season With Loss At Michigan Tech

Ashland University's football team lost Saturday afternoon (Nov. 8) at Michigan Tech, 28-12, to end the regular season at 8-2 overall and in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

The loss snaps the 22nd-ranked Eagles' six-game winning streak. The Huskies, ranked 20th in the country, improve to 8-1 overall and in the GLIAC with the win.

Ashland got on the board first with 2:34 left in the first quarter on a seven-yard touchdown pass from redshirt freshman quarterback Travis Tarnowski to senior wide receiver Dan Piko. The extra point was blocked, however, leaving the Eagles ahead, 6-0.

Michigan Tech's Zack Skeels then scored a pair of one-yard touchdown runs in the second quarter, with 10:17 to go and 1:49 left until halftime. The Huskies went into halftime ahead by a 14-6 margin.

To start the third quarter, the Eagles used an eight-play, 66-yard drive to make it a 14-12 contest. Senior tailback Anthony Taylor scored on a one-yard touchdown run, but the two-point conversion pass for the tie failed.

The Huskies then pulled away to finish off the victory – first with a four-yard touchdown run by Charlie Leffingwell with 6:37 left in the third quarter, then with a 17-yard touchdown pass from Tyler Scarlett to Ian Wienke.

Piko caught eight passes for 130 yards and a touchdown, while Taylor ran 18 times for 70 yards and a score. Tarnowski was 17-for-32 for 250 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions. Defensively, senior linebacker Cody Bloom had 13 total tackles, and senior defensive end Chase Hoobler had five total tackles, a sack and two tackles for loss.

Ashland has a Week 11 bye week, so it will wait for other results from next week in terms of a possible postseason appearance. The Eagles were seventh in the region coming into Saturday's game, and the top six teams in each region go to the playoffs.