UCM quarterback Garrett Fugate combined for four touchdowns and 417 yards Saturday as the Mules held off the Washburn Ichabod’s in a 38-28 win in Topeka, Kan.
Washburn got on the board first when Derek McGinnis found Anthony Daniels for a 34-yard touchdown pass with 7:36 remaining in the first quarter.
McGinnis had 264 yards, three touchdowns and an interception.
The Mules went for it on a fourth-and-goal from a yard out on the ensuing drive and Fugate’s play-fake allowed tight end Ian Toalson to get open in the end zone for a score.
A Fugate TD run from a yard out with 12:54 remaining in the second quarter gave UCM a 14-7 lead and the Mules never surrendered it.
UCM got a 29-yard Billy Greco field goal, a two-yard scoring run from Fugate, a 30-yard TD from Fugate and a Markel Smith TD run from three yards out.
Fugate had 122 yards and three scores on the ground. He passed for 295 yards and a touchdown.
Smith ran for 89 yards and a TD.
Jaylen Zachery led UCM with seven receptions for 107 yards.
UCM (4-2) will play at Central Oklahoma at 2 p.m. Saturday.