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NAIA PLAYOFFS: Northwestern runs away from Central Methodist

Red Raiders win 24-7 in first round
Published: Nov. 20, 2021 at 10:01 PM CST
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ORANGE CITY, IA (Dakota News Now) - Defending NAIA national runner-up Northwestern’s bid to return to the title game got off to a fine start on Saturday afternoon in Orange City.

Taking the lead a little more than two minutes into their first round game with Central Methodist on a 53-yard Jaden Snyder pick-six, the Red Raiders scored the game’s final 17 points to fend off the Eagles 24-7.

The Red Raiders will learn their second round opponent and location when pairings are announced tomorrow.

Though he threw two interceptions, quarterback Tyson Kooima went 15-23 for 131 yards and a score. Konner McQuillan carried 17 times for 89 yards and Logan Meyer added a rushing touchdown.

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