Dordt College Football vs. Northwestern
October 16, 2010
(Sioux Center, Iowa) The Northwestern Red Raiders scored on their first three possessions of the second half and raced away to a 48-3 win over Dordt College on Saturday afternoon in Sioux Center. The game was a 20-3 game at halftime with Northwestern scoring touchdowns on drives of 37, 95 and 26 yards to open the second half.
Northwestern got on the board in the first quarter when Caleb Van Otterloo caught a seven yard pass from Jayme Rozeboom to cap a nine play, 80 yard drive on the first possession of the game for the visitors. Dordt scored at the 6:31 mark of the quarter after they recovered a fumble at the Northwestern 17 and Reuben Faber booted a 32 field goal to make it 7-3. Northwestern got those three points with 29 yard field goal by James Rodriguez with :06 left in the quarter for a 10-3 lead. The score remained 10-3 most of the second quarter with Northwestern scoring a touchdown at the 1:35 mark to cap a 79 yard drive and got a field goal of 38 yards just in front of the gun for a 20-3 lead at the half.
The 17th ranked Red Raiders got a kick return to the Defender 37 yard line to open the second half, marking the third of five straight possessions Northwestern scored on spanning the end of the first half and start of the second half. Northwestern scored their final points at the 2:39 mark on a Davis Bloemendaal pass to Tim Vermeer.
Dordt gained 97 yards on the ground and allowed 383. The Defenders threw for 49 and gave up 215. Josh Mouw ran for 49 yards on six carries while Josh Van Kempen and Micah Twedell each had 23 yards on 12 and ten carries respectively. Sam Du Mez caught three Twedell passes for 36 yards.
Northwestern's Brandon Smith ran for 170 yards on 20 carries while Taylor Malm had 15 carries for 123 yards and seven catches for 79 yards. Jayme Rozeboom completed 16-24 passes for 177 yards for Northwestern and ran for 51 yards.
Dordt was led on defense by Matt Postmus with eight solo and four assisted stops with 3.5 tackles for loss and two sacks. Jon Luetchens had six solo and two assisted stops while Josh Nollmeyer, Jordan Huisman, Daniel Finely and Todd Green all had five solo tackles. Huisman was credited with a fumble recovery and Finley with a forced fumble.
Caleb Blauwet led Northwestern with five solo tackles and one sack. Caleb Van Otterloo and TJ Lensch both had fumble recoveries.
Northwestern is now 4-2 overall and in the league while Dordt is 0-7 both over all and in the GPAC. Dordt will travel to Midland next Saturday in Fremont, Nebraska.
Dordt's Current Record: 0-7 (0-7)
Opponent's Current Record: 4-2 (4-2)
|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||3||36||0|
|Opponent Receiving Leaders||Catches||Yards||TD|
|Dordt Tackles Leaders||Solo||Assists|
|Opponent Tackles Leaders||Solo||Assists|
|Caleb Van Otterloo||3||2|
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