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September 4, 2014

Collegiate spotlight: Wayne State football set to begin 2014 campaign

By Mark Vest
C & G Sports Writer

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Wayne State University football set to host season opener against Michigan Tech.

Wayne State football hosts Michigan Tech, 6 p.m. Sept. 4

Since making it all the way to the NCAA Division II National Championship game in 2011, Wayne State University's football team has finished 5-5 in 2012 and 3-8 last season.

Wayne State will have its first chance at a fresh start Sept. 4, as the Warriors host Michigan Tech at 6 p.m. in the second collegiate night game in the history of Adams Field.

The Huskies finished 6-4 last season, with one of their victories coming agianst Wayne State in a GLIAC North matchup.

Although the Warriors were picked to finish sixth out of eight teams in the 2014 GLIAC Preseason Coaches Poll, their chances may be bolstered with 14 starters expected to return from last season's roster. One of those returning starters is receiver Michael Johnson, who led the team with 491 receiving yards last season.

Seven of Wayne State's returning starters are on the defensive side of the ball, including four in the secondary.

Heading into camp, there was an "open competition" at the quarterback position between Carl Roscoe, Doug Griffin and Sean Guinanae, according to gliac.org. 

Four of Wayne State's first five games are scheduled to be played at home.

Michigan Tech was picked fourth in the 2014 GLIAC Preseason Coaches Poll.

 

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