NMU Football shows up for homecoming, destroying Post University 42-14


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INTERCEPTED – CB Tavion McCarthy celebrates with a teammate after he intercepted Post University QB Broghean McGovern in the second quarter. NMU beat Post in their homecoming game with a score of 42-12.

Chris Anderson, Sports Editor

After coming off of a loss to Davenport last weekend, the Wildcats football team put together a complete game in order to beat Post University 42-14. NMU cornerback Tavion McCarthy set the tone early in the game with two pass break ups and an interception.

“I felt like the energy and the confidence that we had was really good,” McCarthy said. “We gave our maximum performance, and it showed on the field and on the scoreboard. I definitely felt like this team had the courage to come out with a big win.” 

This week felt like a must-win for the Wildcats after falling to 1-2 last week. The team has shown flashes of potential but cannot seem to build on the momentum they created for themselves. Post University forced three fumbles against the Cats this week.

“It was more like mental errors on the offensive side,” McCarthy said. “We came into halftime, we were able to get that dialed up, get it squared away with the coaches and obviously the points started to add up after that.”

NMU was able to fix those mistakes and come out with a blowout win against Post. The Wildcats will need to keep building on their small wins and fixing their ball handling mistakes as they travel to Detroit next weekend to play Wayne State for the start of GLIAC conference play. When the two faced off in 2021, the Wildcats won 26-19 at home.

“I believe in just sticking to 1-0 principles,” McCarthy said. “I always think that in this game, we have fun. We enjoyed this day. But tomorrow we go, and we focus on Wayne State.”