The Gorillas went to their first-half nomer of going three-and-out on their first possession.

The Gorillas went to their first-half nomer of going three-and-out on their first possession.

Just as it seemed the PSU defense would hold on the Maverick's next possession, the Gorillas were hit with an offsides penalty on UNO's punt, giving the Mavericks a first down. On the next play, Marques Parker scampered 11 yards for a first down but was hit late out of bounds by Alex Kuhlman to give UNO 26 yards on one play — with the 15-yard penalty.

Six play and an offsides penalty later, Franklin scored from 11 yards out, putting the Mavericks up 34-13 with 7:35 left in the third quarter.

However, the Gorillas came right back as Isaac took the first play from scrimmage 42 yards for a touchdown after Jon Thomas yielded a solid return to the PSU 48 and a UNO offsides penalty on the kickoff added another 5 yards.

But, the Gorilla pass defense continued to struggle as Teigland hit Parker for a 20-yard pass on their first play after the PSU score. It put the Mavericks on the Gorilla 33, but an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty gave UNO an additional 15 yards to the Gorilla 17.

Three plays and two passes later, Ryan Maloley caught an 11-yard touchdown pass from Tiegland to increase the Maverick lead to 41-20.

The Gorilla offense started to move the ball on their next possession and Isaac was a big part.

Isaac found a hole and ran 30 yards into Maverick territory to the 29.

Wilson carried the load and ran 14 yards in three plays down to the 2 before Isaac capped the drive with a 1-yard touchdown run.