Football Results

Dordt College Football vs. Northwestern

September 6, 2008

(Sioux Center, Iowa) The Dordt College Defenders lost a 42-0 Great Plains Athletic Conference game to open their initial 2008 varsity football season.

The Defenders drove the ball into Northwestern territory on their first possession but turned the ball over when Austin Rozeboom picked off a Scotty Walden pass that was batted at the line of scrimmage. On the first play of their possession the Red Raiders struck for a 48 yard touchdown pass from Matt Roesner to Seth Moen for the first score of the game at the 12:06 mark.

The two teams went scoreless the rest of the quarter with Northwestern capitalizing on a Dordt College miscue deep in their own territory when a pitch was mishandled and Northwestern covered it at the one yard line. Two plays later Taylor Malm went over for the score and the point after made it 14-0 with 9:47 left in the half. The Raiders were then able to sustain a drive, culminating an eight play, 62 yard drive with a Matt Roesner touchdown run with 4:06 left in the half for a 21-0 lead. Dordt had their best opportunity to score late in the half when Isaiah Busby returned a pass to the Northwestern 34 and got an additional 15 yards on a personal foul against Northwestern at the end of the play. Dordt turned the ball over on the second play of the possession on a fumble and the half ended 21-0.

Northwestern scored on the first three possessions of the second half for the 42-0 final. Northwestern scored on drives of 68, 43 and 84 yards.

Northwestern outgained Dordt college 512-56 with 270 of those yards coming on the ground. Northwestern had 28 first downs to Dordt's six and Northwestern had the football for 37:41 of the game and Dordt had it for 22:19.

Charles Milton and Ben Robbins had 18 and 15 yards rushing respectively. Northwestern was led in rushing by Taylor Malm with 86 yards and Kyle Ochsner 80. Matt Roesner completed 10-20 passes for Northwestern for 187 yards and Walden was 5-15 for 20 yards with Ryan Campbell making three catches.

Northwestern's Seth Moen and Tim Naiman both had three catches for 76 and 39 yards respectively.

Fred Leyendekker had 10 punts for a 33 yard average. The Dordt defense was led by James Rowenhorst with 7 solo and one assisted tackle while Ryan Whitworth made six solo and one assisted tackle. Phillip Searns, Dan Jansen and Isaiah Busby all had five solo tackles and Dan Poel had Dordt's lone quarterback sack. Northwestern Nathan Jansen had 10 solo tackles with two quarterback sacks and Grant Hegstad had six.

Dordt is 0-1 and will travel to Forest City, Iowa on September 13 to face Waldorf College in a non-conference game. The game starts at 1:00.

Dordt's Current Record: 0-1 (0-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 1-0 (1-0)

Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Dordt College 0 0 0 0 0
Northwestern 7 14 14 7 42
Team Stats First Downs Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards
Dordt College 6 36 20 56
Opponent 28 270 242 512
Dordt Rushing Leaders Att Yards TD
Charles Milton 7 18 0
John Blair 6 12 0
Ben Robbins 15 10 0
Scotty Walden 13 0 0
Opponent Rushing Leaders Att Yards TD
Taylor Malm 14 86 2
Kyle Ochsner 5 80 1
Cary Overholt 5 33 0
Matt Roesner 7 27 2
Dordt Passing Leaders Cmp/Att Yards TD
Scotty Walden 5/15 20 0
Opponent Passing Leaders Cmp/Att Yards TD
Matt Roesner 10/20 187 1
Cary Overholt 4/5 55 0
Dordt Receiving Leaders Catches Yards TD
Ryan Campbell 3 14 0
Opponent Receiving Leaders Catches Yards TD
Seth Moen 3 76 1
Tim Naiman 3 39 0
Derrick Rensink 2 28 0
Dordt Tackles Leaders Solo Assists
James Rowenhorst 7 1
Ryan Whitworth 6 1
Dan Jansen 5 2
Phillip Sears 5 2
Opponent Tackles Leaders Solo Assists
Nathan Jansen 10 0
Grant Hegstad 6 0
Austin Rozeboom 4 2

For more information, please contact Mike Byker, Sports Information Director, at or (712) 722-6301.