Grand Valley State beats Carson-Newman 41-27Dec 6, 2009 - 12:02 AM ALLENDALE, Mich.(AP) -- Brad Iciek passed for two touchdowns and P.T. Gates ran for two scores to lift Grand Valley State to a 41-27 win over Carson-Newman in an NCAA Division II national semifinal game Saturday.
Iciek threw to Ryan Bass for 7 yards and Blake Smolen for 29 yards. Gates' scoring runs were for 3 and 27 yards. Justin Trumble kicked two field goals.
Jacob McGuckin had a 25-yard touchdown return on an interception for the Lakers (13-1).
Buck Wakefield scored all four touchdowns for Carson-Newman (11-3), three on rushes and one on a kickoff return.
Grand Valley plays the winner of Saturday's other semifinal between California (Pa.) and Northwest Missouri State in the national title game in Florence, Ala., on Dec. 12.