Down 27-20 with less than four minutes left in the game, Bay (2-3, 1-2) opted to go for it on fourth down at the 18 yard line, and quarterback Grant Menard’s pass was broken up in the end zone.
“Our offensive line really stepped it up in the second half,” he said. “Our receivers just got off the ball better and I made better reads and threw better balls.”
The decisive touchdown came midway through the fourth quarter when Nelson hit receiver Kevin Folker in stride for a 40-yard score to put Lutheran up for good 27-20.
“The bottom line is we needed one more, good stop,” Tietjen said, “and we didn’t get it.”
Still, Bay led for most of the game thanks to a stellar running attack.
While Nelson was wearing out the Bay secondary, the Blue Dukes exhausted the Red Knights' defensive line with its ground attack.
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