There were some offensive fireworks going off Saturday in Big Rapids, Michigan.
Neither team could stop the run or the pass
Lake Erie put up 708 yards of total offense.
NCAA Division II #3 ranked Ferris State had 706 yards of total offense.
But FSU (Ferris State, not Florida State though the Seminoles might put up that much on Lake Erie and perhaps more) scored 10 more points than the Lake Erie Storm winning 66-56.
"It was a track meet out there and fortunately our guys pulled it out in the end," Ferris State head coach Tony Annese said.
Ferris State quarterback back Jason Vander Laan is buried way under the radar. Saturday, against the Storm, Vander Laan rushed for 284 yards and three touchdowns. He also passed for 215 yards and three touchdowns.
Add that up and it's 499 yards of total offense and six touchdowns for the FSU quarterback. (Van Der Laan not Jameis Winston)
Like Winston last year, Vander Laan, a junior, might hear is name called when the Harlon Hill Award is given (Division II's Heisman Trophy).
Last year Vander Laan rushed for 1,607 yards which was a NCAA single season record for all divisions.