Men's Varsity Football vs. Doane

L 6-55

1:00 PM - Saturday, November 3, 2012
Sioux Center, Iowa
Non-conference Match

Recap

Dordt College scored first but the Doane College Tigers closed with a flourish in beating the Defenders 55-6.<p>Dordt scored at the 8:30 mark of the of the first quarter when Trai Pickney took the football i from 14 yards out to give the Defenders a 6-0 lead. Doane responded with a 28 yard field goal late in the first quarter to make it 6-3 at the end of one quarter.<p>Dordt looked poised to score again when Aaron Plugge took a pass away in the end zone off a deflection with 13:20 left in the half. Doane eventually scored to take the lead on Jeff Weander to Sam Newmyer for pass from nine yards out to make it 10-6 and Dordt trailed 17-6 at the half.<p>Doane scored on the first two possessions of the second half with a pair of touchdown passes from 30 and seven yards for a 31-6 third quarter lead and the Tigers scored three more touchdowns along with a field goal to take the 55-6 win.<p>Dordt was outgained 534-194, getting 130 yards on the ground.<p>Trai Pickney had 76 yards on 12 carries and one touchdown. He also caught two passes for 34 yards. Lenard Manuel had 24 yards on four carries and Caleb Leuzinger had five completions at quarterback for 64 yards.<p>Doane was topped by Clayton Moore with 10 carries for 74 yards and Alex Dose had 13 carries for 51 yards. Jeff Weander completed 15-26 passes for 219 yards.<p>Sam Ashmore had five solo and five assisted stops and Vanoy Harris had six solo and two assists. Raymond Cleveland had six solo stops and Christopher McCoy was in on a total of six tackles. Jon Luetchens had an interception in the loss.<p>Doane was topped on defense by Jeremy Wallace with six solo and two assisted stops. Three different Doane players, Tanner Zlab, Kam Lenhart and Aaron Plugge had interceptions.<p>Dordt concludes the season next Saturday when they travel to Northwestern for a 1:00 kickoff. Dordt is 0-8 in the GPAC and 1-9 overall. Doane is 5-3 in the league and 6-3 overall.