MARSHALL, MINN. (USF) — Cougar Football fell to the Southwest Minnesota State Mustangs, 28-10, earlier today finishing the season 3-8.
SMSU opened the game with a 14-point first quarter shutting the Coo out until the beginning of the second when Nick Hernandez split the uprights from 35-yards out for his 26th career field goal while going 5-for-5 on the season. The Mustangs headed into the half with a 21-3 lead over the Cougars before adding seven points in the second half.
It wasn’t until midway through the fourth quarter that Adam Mullen would connect with Darfnell Gouin on a 65-yard touchdown pass followed by a successful PAT resulting in what would be the final score of 28-10.
Sioux Falls finished the game with 171-yards of total offense behind Adam Mullen, Dylan Rudningen and Darfnell Gouin. Mullen threw for 135-yards and one score while Rudningen rushed for his second consecutive 100-yard game and fourth of the season. Gouin pulled down three receptions for 87-yards and the lone touchdown for the Coo.