Dordt College Football vs. Morningside
September 19, 2009
(Sioux Center, Iowa) The Dordt College Defenders lost a 72-0 Great Plains Athletic Conference football game to the #5 ranked Morningside Mustangs in a game played at Sioux Center, Iowa on Saturday, September 19.
The game was a 14-0 affair near the midpoint of the second quarter when the Mustangs erupted for four scores going into the intermission and then added 17 more points in the third quarter.
Morningside scored on drives of 62 and 52 yards on their first two possessions but were held on downs and forced to punt on their next two possessioins as the game went into the second quarter. Trailing 14-0, Dordt went to the air and a Justin Knot pass was intercepted at midfield and returned to the Dordt nine yard line where the Mustangs punched the ball in on the second play from scrimmage. Morningside scored on the next three possessions of the game with drives of 49, 15 and 61 yards for a 41-0 halftime lead.
Morningside scored in the second half when they blocked a punt and recovered in the end zone for a touchdown and scored on a 44 yard drive later in the quarter to make it 55-0. A field goal at the 4:59 mark made it 58-0 and two interception returns for touchdowns capped the scoring in the game.
Morningside outgained Dordt 464-120. The Mustangs got 234 yards on the ground to 80 for Dordt and the Mustangs had 230 yards through the air to 40 for the Defenders.
Charles Milton had 11 carries for 46 yards and Aaron Floen had 10 rushes for 28 yards. Justin Knot completed 6-15 passes for 29 yards and Garrett Milton was 2-5 through the air. Sam Du Mez caught three passes for 10 yards.
Dordt was led on defense by Jordan Huisman's and Matt Postmus's three solos and six assisted stops with Postmus getting two tackles for loss. Will McClain and Austin Bosma had four solo and two assisted tackles each and Tyler Jacobsma had an interception.
Morningside's Jake Peterson ran 18 times for 120 yards and three touchdowns. Tim Richard was 15-18 through the air for 209 yards and four touchdowns and Beau Kildow caught eight passes for 142 yards and two touchdowns.
Dordt is 1-2 overall and 0-2 in the GPAC. Morningside improves to 3-0 overall and in the GPAC. Dordt will face Nebraska Wesleyan in Lincoln, Nebraska next Saturday, September 26 in a 1:00 kickoff.
Dordt's Current Record: 1-2 (0-2)
Opponent's Current Record: 3-0 (3-0)
|Team Stats||First Downs||Rushing Yards||Passing Yards||Total Yards|
|Dordt Rushing Leaders||Att||Yards||TD|
|Opponent Rushing Leaders||Att||Yards||TD|
|Joe Don Hunter||7||34||0|
|Dordt Passing Leaders||Cmp/Att||Yards||TD|
|Opponent Passing Leaders||Cmp/Att||Yards||TD|
|Dordt Receiving Leaders||Catches||Yards||TD|
|Sam Du Mez||3||10||0|
|Joey Vander Schaaf||1||9||0|
|Opponent Receiving Leaders||Catches||Yards||TD|
|Dordt Tackles Leaders||Solo||Assists|
|Opponent Tackles Leaders||Solo||Assists|
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