The journey for the Weber State football team’s first win of the season ended in Grand Forks, North Dakota on Saturday, as the Wildcats defeated UND 24-12 in the first ever matchup between the two teams.
“I’m so proud of our team for their effort today,” WSU head coach Jay Hill said. “We got off to a great start, which was huge for us, and the offense and defense both made big plays today. We put together a great game plan and were able to execute when we needed to. It was a great team win.”
The Wildcats were led by sophomore quarterback Jadrian Clark, who put together his best passing performance of the season, completing 19 of 31 passes for 235 yards, three touchdowns and an interception.
On defense, Weber State allowed the fewest points this season as they made 58 tackles, including eight tackles for a loss. For the second time this season, teammates Deon’tae Florence and Josh Burton both made interceptions in the game, with Florence returning his interception for 29 yards.
The Wildcats (1-9, 1-5 conference) will return home for their Senior Day game on Nov. 15, when they host the Northern Colorado Bears (3-6, 2-4 conference). It will be the final home game for the team’s 13 seniors.
At the game, the Wildcats will also retire the jersey of former Weber State quarterback Jamie Martin. It will be the first jersey to be retired in school history.