Morningside Falls In Overtime Of NAIA National Championship
Posted: 14 December, 2012
ROME, GA - Mike Josifovski kicked a 26-yard field goal to lift fifth-ranked Marian University to a 30-27 overtime victory against #3 Morningside in the 2012 Russell Athletic-NAIA Football National Championship held Thursday night in Rome, Ga.
Morningside had some late game heroics as well, when Wakefield’s Joel Nixon tossed a seven-yard touchdown pass to Kyle Schuck with 1:04 left in regulation time to bring the Mustangs back from a 24-20 deficit to go up 27-24. Nixon finished the game completing 22 of 39 passes for 228 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions for the Mustangs. Colby Henderson of Wakefield contributed four tackles defensively for Morningside, including two solo. Morningside ends their season at 13-1 while making its first-ever appearance in a national championship football game.