Dordt College Football vs. Dakota Wesleyan
September 4, 2010
(Sioux Center, Iowa) Missed early opportunities and a second quarter where little went right for the Dordt College Defender football team translated into a 42-7 loss for Dordt in their conference opener on Saturday night, September 4 in Sioux Center, Iowa.
Dordt moved the football on their first drive, stalling at the Dakota Wesleyan 22 yard line. An attemped field goal by Reuben Faber sailed wide left and Wesleyan dodged the Dordt scoring opportunity. Dordt's defense kept Dakota Wesleyan at bay for the rest of the quarter and the Dordt offense took the ball into Tiger territory later in the quarter, only to have that drive stall at the 33 yard line when Aaron Floen's rushing attempt was stopped one yard shy of a first down at the Wesleyan 28 yard line.
Wesleyan broke through with a seven play-72 yard drive that resulted in a Jon Bane to Steve Bloch touchdown toss with 14:14 left in the half, breaking the 0-0 deadlock. Fumbles on back to back Dordt drives gave Wesleyan short fields and the Tigers capitalized on the second chance when the visitors went the needed 25 yards for a 14-0 lead with 8:33 left in the half. Big plays gave Wesleyan their next two scores with Raymond Blossom racing 31 yards for a score at the 5:43 mark and Brennon Flannery completed a 55 yard pass to Justin Sydney after a Dordt field goal attempt was blocked with 1:01 left in the half making it 28-0.
Dakota Wesleyan scored on two more drives in the third quarter--one a 53 yarder and the other a 47 yard drive with Blossom capping both with runs into the end zone.
Dordt got on the board at the 12:14 mark of the fourth quarter when Josh Van Kempen found paydirt from two yards out to cap an 84 yard-nine play drive to make it 42-7.
Dordt was outgained 393-281 with Dakota Wesleyan getting 20 first downs to Dordt's 16. Dordt won the ball possession battle 35:13-24:47. Josh Van Kempen ran for 60 yards on 19 carries and Aaron Floen had 14 rushes for 41 yards. Justin Knot completed 13-25 passes for 170 yards with no interceptions. David Griess was Knot's favorite target with six catches for 92 yards. Sam Du Mez and Orrin Burger both had two catches for 37 and 19 yards respectively.
Dordt's defense was led by Anthony Hallum with five solo and one assisted tackle. Austin Bosma was in on four solo and three assisted tackles while Todd Green had five solo stops. Jon Luetchens had an interception for Dordt.
Dakota Wesleyan's ground attack was led by Raymond Blossom with 82 yards on nine carries. Jon Bane was 12-18 through the air with Justin Sydney and Steve Bloch each grabbing three passes.
Dordt's next game will be a September 11 date with Doane at Crete, Nebraska at 1:00.
Nebraska Wesleyan at 0
Hastings at 33
Briar Cliff 0
Dakota Wesleyan at 42
Doane at 7
Sioux Falls at 41
Dordt's Current Record: 0-1 (0-1)
Opponent's Current Record: 1-0 (1-0)
|Team Stats||First Downs||Rushing Yards||Passing Yards||Total Yards|
|Dordt Rushing Leaders||Att||Yards||TD|
|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||37||0|
|Opponent Receiving Leaders||Catches||Yards||TD|
|Dordt Tackles Leaders||Solo||Assists|
|Opponent Tackles Leaders||Solo||Assists|
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