Not a prayer for Wolverines

In the first half, the Saints offence moved and scored at will on the back of strong running by Johnny Simon and the passing of quarterback Nick Psanoudakis.

The offence racked up five touchdowns by halftime. The defence, led by Jeremy Stephens, completely shut down the Wolverines offence, allowing only one first down by half-time.

With a 33-point lead, the Saints coaches began rotating players but the team marched on.

The offence, now under the control of quarterback David Leong, scored on their first possession of the half, with a 35-metre pass to Nathan Drudi.

The Wolverines were still unable to generate any momentum because the defensive line of the Saints was in complete control.