Football Results

Dordt College Football vs. Nebraska Wesleyan

September 26, 2009

(Lincoln, Nebraska) For the third time in four weeks the Dordt College Defender football team played a ranked foe. Dordt dropped a 34-0 decision to Nebraska Wesleyan in the Great Plains Athletic Conference game played in Lincoln, Nebraska, to fall to 1-3 overall and 0-3 in the GPAC.

The Defenders surrendered a scoring drive of 76 yards to Nebraska Wesleyan to start the game with the Prairie Wolves getting into the end zone on a Kory Kahlandt eight yard run. The touchdown was the first of three the Wesleyan running back would score. Kahlandt scored on a five yard run in the second quarter and a 48 yard run at the 4:14 mark of the third quarter. Wesleyan capiatalized on a short field in the second quarter when Matt Hagge raun the ball in from one yard out to end a four play, 12 yard drive that was set up by a blocked punt.

Dordt's best drive of the day was a six play, 50 yard drive that ended early in the second quarter on downs at the Wesleyan 18 yard line. The Defenders also attempted and missed a long field goal late in the first half after getting as deep as the Nebraska Wesleyan 37 yard line.

Dordt was outgained 411-172 with Wesleyan doing most of their damage on the ground with 317 yards. Dordt's offense was split almost exactly in half with 87 yards on the ground and 85 yards in the air. The Defenders had one turnover and Wesleyan threw an interception.

Ben Robbins gained 61 yards on 11 carries and Justin Knot completed 9-18 passes for 49 yards while Garrett Milton was 6-12 for 36 yards. Kameron Gradert had six catches for 31 yards and Sam Du Mez caught two for 39 yards. Reuben Faber punted seven times for an average of 41.

Wesleyan's Kory Kahlandt rushed 26 times for 197 yards and Matt Hagge was 9-17 through the air for 86 yards.

Matt Postmus led Dordt with three solo and nine assisted tackles. James Rowenhorst had five solo and three assisted tackles and three pass breakups while Will McClain had four solo and four assisted tackles with an interception Brice Kroeze and Curtis Van Grouw each had a quarterback sack.

Dordt is now 1-3 overall and 0-3 in the conference while Nebraska Wesleyan improved to 2-2 overall and in the conference. Dordt will face Hastings on Saturday, October 3 at 1:00 in Sioux Center in its next outing.

Dordt's Current Record: 1-3 (0-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 2-2 (2-2)

Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Dordt College 0 0 0 0 0
Nebraska Wesleyan 7 14 10 3 34
Team Stats First Downs Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards
Dordt College 11 87 85 172
Opponent 23 317 94 411
Dordt Rushing Leaders Att Yards TD
Ben Robbins 11 61 0
Josh Van Kempen 7 16 0
Aaron Floen 3 13 0
Opponent Rushing Leaders Att Yards TD
Kory Kahlandt 26 197 3
Steve Fricke 6 50 0
Dordt Passing Leaders Cmp/Att Yards TD
Justin Knot 9/18 49 0
Garrett Milton 6/12 36 0
Opponent Passing Leaders Cmp/Att Yards TD
Matt Hagge 7/16 86 0
Dordt Receiving Leaders Catches Yards TD
Sam Du Mez 2 39 0
Kameron Gradert 6 31 0
Opponent Receiving Leaders Catches Yards TD
Jake Pelton 2 32 0
Ben Iske 2 28 0
Kory Kahlandt 2 23 0
Dordt Tackles Leaders Solo Assists
James Rowenhorst 5 3
Will McClain 4 4
Lucas Kurtzleben 3 6
Matt Postmus 3 9
Opponent Tackles Leaders Solo Assists
Garrett Rippen 5 3
Cole Meyer 4 1
Luke Luetchens 4 0
Josh Kendle 3 6

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