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Steffan's 2 TD paces University of Mary's win over Chadron State

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BISMARCK -- Tyler Steffan caught two touchdown passes and Josh Murray ran in the game-winning touchdown to help the University of Mary defeat Chadron State on Thursday night at the Community Bowl.

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Steffan, a Dickinson High School graduate, had 130 yards receiving on six receptions, including a 24-yard TD pass from Craig Bagnell in the first quarter and a 47-yard strike in the fourth.

Murray, a senior transfer from the University of North Dakota, had 81 yards rushing and bought U-Mary back from their only deficit of the night, 24-23, when he scored with 2 minutes, 46 seconds remaining in the fourth.

Murray's touchdown plunge capped an eight-play, 78-yard drive that included a 28-yard pass to Steffan to set up the game-winning TD.

Brady Martin, a Richardton native, had five receptions for 42 yards, including two catches on the drive and the two-point conversion after Murray's touchdown.

Chadron State (0-1) outgained U-Mary (1-0) 466-379.

Dominic Morris rushed for 140 yards on 24 carries for the Eagles and Brandon Gorsuch was 20 of 35 for 230 yards passing, two touchdowns and two interceptions.

CSC 0 6 3 15 -- 24

Mary 7 3 7 14 -- 31

First quarter

M-Tyler Steffan 24 pass from Craig Bagnell (Tyler Ryan kick), 3:30

CSC-Alex Ferdinand 23 FG, 14:51

M-Ryan 29 FG, 12:43

CSC-Ferdinand 32 FG, 8:41

Third quarter

M-Bagnell 5 run (Ryan kick), 11:25

CSC-Ferdinand 32 FG, 7:27

Fourth quarter

CSC-Allan Schmaltz 5 pass from Brandon Gorsuch (Alex Rodriguez pass from Gorsuch), 8:46

M-Steffan 47 pass from Bagnell (Ryan kick failed), 6:55

CSC-Jeff Alcorn 34 pass from Gorsuch (Ferdinand kick), 5:30

M-Josh Murray 3 run (Brady Martin pass from Bagnell), 2:46

TEAM STATISTICS CSC Mary

First downs 27 17

Rushes-yards 31-132 25-131

Passing yards 334 248

Comp.-Att.-Int. 33-56-2 20-32-1

Total yards 466 379

Fumbles-lost 0-0 1-1

Penalties-yards 8-64 8-57

Punts-Avg. 3-26.3 4-40.2

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING: CSC, Dominic Morris 24-140, Jonn McLain 1-4, Michael Madkins 2-1, Rodriguez 2-(minus-5), Gorsuch 2-(minus-8). Mary, Murray 8-81, Gross 10-24, Bagnell 6-17, Derrick Williams 1-9.

PASSING: CSC, Gorsuch 20-35-2 230, McLain 13-21-0 104. Mary, Bagnell 20-32-1 248.

RECEIVING: CSC, Nathan Ross 12-120, Alcorn 6-88, Travis Reeves 4-63, Schmaltz 3-24, Brandon Gunter 2-17, Jeremy Sondrup 2-7, Morris 2-0, Rodriguez 1-8, Cody Roes 1-7. Mary, Steffan 6-130, Martin 5-42, Curtis Darrah 2-26, Avan Leday 2-22, Nick Jolliffe 2-18, Jared Wolf 1-6, Bryan Sandy 1-3, Murray 1-1.

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