WAYNE, Neb. -- After going down 7-0 in the first quarter, the Wildcats relied on big plays and turnovers the rest of the game to beat Southwest Minnesota State 49-10.

The Mustangs started the game off with a methodical drive but an interception by linebacker Alex Schall ended the Mustangs first drive of the game.

The Mustangs scored first after a blocked punt which was recovered by Tate Gaul in the end zone to give the Mustangs the 7-0 lead with 7:17 left in the first quarter.

After that, the Wildcats took over the game with big plays.

Quarterback Nick Bohn hit wide receiver Kendrick Watkins-Hogue on a 53 yard pass to tie the game at seven with 1:53 in the first quarter.

In a two play drive, wide receiver Jadon Johnson was able to separate from the defense on a 74 yard touchdown reception from Bohn.

Ashten Schmaderer joined Watkins-Hogue and Johnson with a 59 yard touchdown reception to give the Wildcats a 21-7 lead.

A field goal from the Mustangs ended the first half with the Wildcats leading 21-10.

The Wildcats defense was able to hold the Mustangs scoreless in the second half, forcing four turnovers, and the offense kept momentum going.

Bohn added to the Wildcats lead with two rushing touchdowns in the third quarter to give the Wildcats a 35-10 lead.

Running backs Dawson Forgy and Latravious Boyd finished off the scoring for the Wildcats with two rushing touchdowns to seal the Wildcats victory 49-10.

Wayne State moves to 2-1 on the season and visits Missouri S&T for its first non-conference game in 2011.

WAYNE STATE: (2-1) 7 14 21 7 - 49

SWMSU: (1-2) 7 3 0 0 - 10