Dordt College Football vs. Hastings
September 18, 2010
(Sioux Center, Iowa) The Hastings Broncos converted two Dordt College turnovers into touchdowns and pulled away from a 14-0 halftime lead for a 35-0 win to improve to 2-1 for the season while Dordt fell to 0-3 with the Saturday afternoon loss in Sioux Center, Iowa.
The two teams exchanged possessions early with Hastings turning the ball over on an interception on their first play from scrimmage and Dordt was forced to punt after earning one first down on their first drive. A Hastings punt pinned the Defenders deep in their own territory but Dordt was able to bring the ball out and had a drive going near midfield when Micah Twedell was caught behind the line of scrimmage, fumbled the ball and Hastings' Pete Botkin picked the ball up and rumbled 41 yards for the score at the 3:50 mark of the first quarter. The extra point was good and Hastings was up 7-0. The lead stood until the 00:12 mark of the half when Hastings strung together a 70 yard, ten play drive capped by a Troy Huebert to Michael Novickki two yard pass to make it 14-0 with the point after.
Dordt's first drive of the half resulted in a punt and Hastings took the ensuing drive 51 yards for the score on a five yard pass from Huebert to Blake Horstmann with 8:33 left. A Twedell pass was picked off less than a minute later and Hastings' Zach Carlton scored on the 22 yard return and Hastings capped the scoring with a 53 yard drive late in the fourth quarter.
Dordt's best scoring chance came in the fourth when the marched to the Hastings 12 but had the drive stall out on fourth and short. Dordt also had a drive end on downs in the first half at the Hastings 30.
Dordt's offense gained nine first downs and 213 total yards while the defense allowed just 103 yards on the ground and 232 total yards of offense. Josh Van Kempen ran for 46 yards on 14 carries and Micah Twedell, in his first start at quarterback, ran for 26 yards on 14 carries. Hastings was led by Keenen Ballage with 31 yards on five late carries in the game. Troy Huebert was 15-30 in the air with two interceptions and two two touchdown passes. Nick Grummert led Hastings with 26 yards while Dordt's David Griess caught four passes for 86 yards.
The Defender defense was led by Jordan Huisman with two solo and seven assisted tackles and Gerrit Van Leeuwen had three solo and two assisted stops. Matt Smolders had three solo tackles--all for loss and was credited with two sacks. Henry Byl and James Rowenhorst each had interceptions.
Hastings was led by Brian Callan and Aleck Diffendaffer had six and five solo tackles each.
Dordt is now 0-3 while Hastings improves to 2-1.
Briar Cliff at 12
Nebraska Wesleyan at 1:00pm
delayed due to lightning
Doane at 13
Sioux Falls 66
Hastings at 35
Dordt's Current Record: 0-3 (0-3)
Opponent's Current Record: 2-1 (2-1)
|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||16||0|
|Opponent Receiving Leaders||Catches||Yards||TD|
|Dordt Tackles Leaders||Solo||Assists|
|Gerrit Van Leeuwen||3||2|
|Opponent Tackles Leaders||Solo||Assists|
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