Dordt College Football vs. Dakota Wesleyan
November 14, 2009
(Sioux Center, Iowa) Dakota Wesleyan pulled away from a 14-14 tie at halftime to defeat the Dordt Defender football team by a 48-14 margin in the season ender for both teams. Dordt took advantage of a turnover and a big play in the first half to muster a tie but couldn't stop the punishing running attack of the Tigers in the Great Plains Athletic Conference game.
Dordt's first scored was set up when Wesleyan fumbled a snap and Dordt's Jordan Huisman recovered at the Dakota Wesleyan 19 yard line. Three plays later Justin Knot found Josh Van Kempen for a 12 yard passing touchdown and the Defenders were up 7-0 with 6:31 left in the first quarter.
Dakota Wesleyan had an answer early in the second quarter when Jesse Ayers caught a four yard pass from Russell Mcguire to finish an eight play, 51 yard drive and tied the game at 7-7. Dordt struck quickly in response with Van Kempen running 69 yards on the second play from scrimmage to give Dordt a 14-7 lead following the point after with 13:27 left in the half.
From there the Wesleyan Tigers started to flex their muscle, pounding out an 18 play, 80 yard drive that took 9:05 off the clock and tied the score on a Raymond Blossom three yard run at the 4:22 mark of the half.
Tied 14-14, the Tigers scored on drives of 78 and 71 yards in the third quarter while limiting Dordt's offense. Mcguire delivered a five yard pass to Bubba Slaba at the 7:14 mark, one of four completions the do-it-all back would make and he scored on a one yard run at the 1:03 mark as well to make it 28-14. The fourth quarter featured three short field drives for the visitors as they scored on drives of 41, 26 and 30 yards with two of the drives set up by turnovers. Justin Guzman finished off the final two scoring drives with runs of two and 19 yards.
Dakota Wesleyan outgained Dordt 435-195 and racked up 36:12 of possession time to Dordt's 23:48. Josh Van Kempen ran for 93 yards on six carries while Ben Robbins ran for 39 yards on nine carries. Justin Knot completed three passes for 34 yards and Garrett Milton had two completions for 23 yards. Sam Du Mez caught two passes for 21 yards and Garrett Milton caught a 26 yard pass from Joey Vander Schaaf in the fourth quarter.
Wesleyan was led by Justin Guzman with 20 carries for 102 yards and Josh Endres had eight carries for 51 yards. Jon Doom completed 24-36 passes for 265 yards and Mcguire was 4-4 with two touchdowns. Slaba had eight catches for 58 yards while Jesse Ayers caught seven for 82.
Austin Bosma had six solo and four assisted stops with an interception for Dordt while James Rowenhorst had six solos and two assists. Andy Mitchell made four solo tackles and got to five assisted tackles while Jon Leutchens had four and four.
Dordt finishes the year 1-10 overall while Dakota Wesleyan closes at 4-6.
Dordt's Current Record: 1-10 (0-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 4-6 (4-6)
|Team Stats||First Downs||Rushing Yards||Passing Yards||Total Yards|
|Dordt Rushing Leaders||Att||Yards||TD|
|Josh Van Kempen||6||93||1|
|Opponent Rushing Leaders||Att||Yards||TD|
|Dordt Passing Leaders||Cmp/Att||Yards||TD|
|Opponent Passing Leaders||Cmp/Att||Yards||TD|
|Dordt Receiving Leaders||Catches||Yards||TD|
|Sam Du Mez||2||21||0|
|Josh Van Kempen||1||12||1|
|Opponent Receiving Leaders||Catches||Yards||TD|
|Dordt Tackles Leaders||Solo||Assists|
|Opponent Tackles Leaders||Solo||Assists|
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