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November 3, 2013

In Mavericks' victory, QB Wolf does it all

Senior has 316 yards of offense, in on 4 TDs

MANKATO — It's likely the first time in Minnesota State football history that a quarterback has had a touchdown rushing, passing and receiving in the same game, and Jon Wolf did that all in the first quarter.

Saturday was the kind of game where the Mavericks could have some fun and experiment, and Wolf was able to show off his considerable skills.

"He's not going to be somebody who's going to have the best stats," coach Aaron Keen said. "Some of the teams in this league make a big investment offensively, and there are a lot of quarterbacks who throw it all over.

"I believe Jon is the best quarterback in the league, as far as being able to do things with his feet and do things with his arm, and his leadership has been great. In the end, you want to be the quarterback who's winning games and competing for national championships."

The No. 1-ranked Mavericks dominated Wayne State 45-3 in a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference football game Saturday at Blakeslee Stadium. It's the 20th consecutive regular-season victory for the Mavericks and third straight impressive win, outscoring Southwest Minnesota State, Winona State and Wayne State 141-40.

"For the third straight week, our preparation was very good, and we trusted in the process," Keen said. "We're playing with a great deal of emotion and passion, and on top of that, we've had great execution. It's something special to build on."

At halftime, Wolf had 289 yards of offense, with 111 yards rushing, 132 yards passing and 46 yards receiving.

On the first drive, Wolf scored on a 50-yard run, deftly making the right call on the read option and sprinting down the sideline, cutting back when his blockers caught up. On the next possession, Wolf passed perfectly to Austin Rieder, who caught the ball near the goal line to complete the 43-yard scoring play.

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