Sep 23, 2017
In what was considered the game of the week in the MCAC. QB Shannon Patrick and the Pioneers controlled the game from start to finish.
The Spartans offense had a chance early to take control of the game on it's first drive. Marcus Davis lead the Spartans down to the 5 yard line, but couldn't find a way to score. Jordan Foss's kick was blocked to try and take a 3-0 lead. The next three series for the Pioneers ended in touchdowns.
With the half coming to an end with the Spartan down 21-0 backup QB Matt Iovine threw a 65 yard strike to Travion Broadwater for the score. The Spartans decided to go for two but failed. Leaving the score 21-6 Pioneer at the half. The Spartans next score would come late in the game with a Jamar Howard touchdown pass from 40 yards out to Travion Broadwater. Howard run converted the two point conversion to make it a 35-14 Pioneer lead. The Pioneers would score one more time to put them up 42-14.
The Spartans will return home vs NDSCS for it's Homecoming game September 30th.