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September 14, 2013

Wayne State University football victorious in first-ever night game at Tom Adams Field

By Mark Vest
C & G Sports Writer

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Wayne State University football victorious in first-ever night game at Tom Adams Field
Wayne State University came away with a win on its first night game in program history.WSU's Michael Johnson (6) catches a touchdown pass as Ashland defensive back Robert Boston gives chase Sept. 14.

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.

You can reach C & G Sports Writer Mark Vest at mvest@candgnews.com or at (586)279-1112. Twitter Follow Mark on Twitter.