Football Results

Dordt College Football vs. Nebraska Wesleyan

September 27, 2008

(Sioux Center, Iowa) The Dordt College Defender football team lost a 34-0 decision to the Nebraska Wesleyan Prairie Wolves Saturday afternoon in Sioux Center, Iowa in a Great Plains Athletic Conference game.

The Defenders were down 14-0 when Wesleyan got 10 late points in the final two minutes of the first half to take control of the game at 24-0 at halftime and went on to score ten more points in the second half for the final.

Nebraska Wesleyan got on the board in the first quarter when they marched 74 yards on 13 plays, converting two-third and short plays for first downs to extend the drive. The visitors got into the end zone on a play action pass to the tight end, Ben Iske, from Matt Hagge from five yards for a 7-0 lead with the point after at the 5:14 mark of the first quarter. Wesleyan then took advantage of a short field, capitalizing on a Dordt turnover to score on a one yard touchdown run by Kory Kahlandt with 10:51 left in the half, capping a three play, 18 yard drive in the process.

Up 14-0 the Prairie Wolves struck for a 46 yard field goal with 1:54 remaining in the half by Zach Egger. The visitors then scored a touchdown with :33 left after holding Dordt on three plays and forcing the Defenders to punt. Wesleyan went the needed 71 yards on six plays for the score that made it 24-0 at half.

Wesleyan's final touchdown came at the 6:31 mark on a Matt Hagge one yard run to finish a six play 49 yard drive and got a 35 yard field goal with 13:09 left to make the final 34-0.

Dordt's best scoring chance came in the fourth quarter when Joey Vander Schaaf caught a Scotty Walden pass and advanced it to the Wesleyan 29 where the drive eventually ended on a fumble on fourth down.

Dordt was led by John Blair's 58 yards on 17 carries while Charles Milton had 35 yards on 10 carries. Walden was 3-10 through the air for 44 yards and Vander Schaaf had a pair of grabs for 45 yards and Sam Du Mez had two catches for ten yards.

Wesleyan's Jordan Stutzman had 105 yards on 17 carries and Kory Kahlandt had 60 yards on ten carries. Matt Hagge was 12-21 through the air for 156 yards. His favorite targets were Ben Iske and Mike Millard with three catches each for 41 and 39 yards respectively.

Phillip Sears led the Dordt defense with nine solo tackles and four assisted stops and Tagg McNeel had five solos and three assists. Dan Jansen had a fumble recovery for Dordt and Sears forced the fumble. Garrett Rippen and Paul Seger each had four solo tackles for Nebraska Wesleyan. Phil Schroer and Rippen each had an interception.

Dordt is 0-4 overall and 0-3 in GPAC play while Wesleyan improves to 1-3 with all their games in the GPAC. Dordt travels to Hastings on Saturday, October 4 for a 1:00 kickoff and Wesleyan has a bye next week.

Dordt's Current Record: 0-4 (0-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 1-3 (1-3)

Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Dordt College 0 0 0 0 0
Nebraska Wesleyan 7 17 7 3 34
Team Stats First Downs Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards
Dordt College 10 113 55 168
Opponent 24 249 156 405
Dordt Rushing Leaders Att Yards TD
John Blair 17 58 0
Charles Milton 10 35 0
Scotty Walden 10 21 0
Opponent Rushing Leaders Att Yards TD
Jordan Stutzman 17 105 1
Kory Kahlandt 10 60 1
AJ Pomajzl 3 27 0
Dordt Passing Leaders Cmp/Att Yards TD
Scotty Walden 3/10 44 0
Adam Shirley 1/4 11 0
Opponent Passing Leaders Cmp/Att Yards TD
Matt Hagge 12/21 156 1
Dordt Receiving Leaders Catches Yards TD
Joey Vander Schaaf 2 45 0
Sam Du Mez 2 10 0
Opponent Receiving Leaders Catches Yards TD
Ben Iske 3 41 0
Mike Millard 3 39 0
Tyler Ridder 2 32 0
Dordt Tackles Leaders Solo Assists
Phillip Sears 9 4
Tagg McNeel 5 3
Dan Jansen 3 5
Jake Dykstra 3 5
Opponent Tackles Leaders Solo Assists
Paul Seger 4 1
Garrett Rippen 4 1
Judd Stutzman 3 1
Jake Riha 3 3

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