Central Washington no match for streaking Grand Valley St.

ALLENDALE, Mich. — Quarterback Brad Iciek ran for four touchdowns and passed for two others to lead Grand Valley State past Central Washington 41-21 Saturday in an NCAA Division II quarterfinal.

The Lakers (12-0) extended their Division II record for consecutive wins to 40. Grand Valley State, the two-time defending national champions, will play either next Saturday or Sunday in the semifinals.

Iciek ran for three touchdowns and passed for one in the first half for a 27-0 lead. Grand Valley had 175 yards rushing and held Central Washington (10-3) to 13, and had a 306-46 advantage in total yards in the half.

Blake Smolen led the Lakers’ rushing attack with 200 yards. Iciek had 176 yards on 14 completions and 30 yards on seven carries.

The Wildcats hurt themselves with three turnovers in the first seven minutes of the game.

Central Washington scored on its first drive of the second half on a 17-yard pass from Mike Reilly to Johnny Spevak. Iciek countered with a 20-yard scoring pass to Mike Koster, giving the Lakers a 34-7 lead going into the fourth.

Reilly passed to Brandon Stout for a 9-yard touchdown early in the fourth quarter for the Wildcats. Iciek scored his fourth rushing touchdown from five yards for Grand Valley’s final score.

Reilly, who finished with 27 completions for 275 yards, threw a 22-yard scoring pass to Charles Smith late in the game.

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