Wayne State University football victorious in first-ever night game at Tom Adams Field
By Mark Vest
Posted September 14, 2013
DETROIT — The evening of Sept. 14 was historic for Wayne State University football, as the Warriors played their first night game at Tom Adams Field.
Fortunatey for the Warriors (1-1), they did their part to help cap off the evening's festivities with a 34-22 victory over defending Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference champion Ashland University (0-2).
Although Wayne State took a 21-6 lead into halftime, the Eagles scored 16 unanswered points in the third quarter and led 22-21 heading into the final quarter. But two, fourth-quarter touchdowns helped assure the Warriors that their night was not going to be spoiled.
Quarterback Carl Roscoe and wide receiver Dominique Maybanks combined on a 48-yard pass play, giving the Warriors a 27-22 lead with 14:25 remaining. Wayne State quarterback Doug Griffin helped seal the victory with his second touchdown run of the game with 2:05 left in the game.
The Warriors' first-half touchdowns came courtesy of a 70-yard pass play from Roscoe to receiver Michael Johnson, a 3-yard touchdown run by Griffin and a fumble recovery that was returned for a touchdown by linebacker Ed Viverette.
Wayne State is next scheduled to be in action at 1 p.m. Sept. 21 in a road game against Lake Erie.
The Warriors' next home game is scheduled for noon Oct. 5 against Northwood.
About the author
Mark Vest is on the sports beat at C&G Newspapers. He covers high school sports for the Fraser-Clinton Chronicle and Grosse Pointe Times. In the past couple years or so, he has also began to cover collegiate sports for schools such as the University of Detroit Mercy, Oakland University, Wayne State University, Macomb Community College and Oakland Community College. Vest has worked at C&G Newspapers since 2011 and attended Oakland University and Oakland Community College.
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