Lopers put up record day in win

Redshirt freshman quarterback Jake Spitzlberger accounted for five touchdowns in a little over a quarter, sophomore Kyle Kaiser tied a school-record with three TD catches and the defense turned in another dominating performance as the Nebraska-Kearney football team whipped New Mexico Highlands, 58-14, Saturday afternoon at Ron & Carol Cope Stadium at Foster Field.
On Homecoming, UNK improves to 4-1 in RMAC play and to 4-3 overall. The Cowboys, mean while, fall to 1-6 (1-4 RMAC).
In beating Highlands for the ninth straight time, UNK scored on the game’s first play, a 68-yard pass from Spitzlberger to Kaiser.
Kaiser (five catches, 144 yards) becomes just the fifth Loper to catch three TD’s in a single game. The others on this list include Jim Irwin (1963), Ted Murray (twice), Trevor Weston (2000) and Richie Ross (three times).
In about 17 minutes of work, Spitzlberger was 8 of 9 through the air for 181 yards and those three TD’s to Kaiser. He also ran three times for 64 yards.
UNK finished with 564 yards of offense, including 356 on the ground, with Newcomer (103 yards) being one of six Lopers to rush for at least 20 yards. Adamson (84) and freshman Rustin Dring (59) joined Newcomer and Spitlzberger to go for at least 50 yards.