Men's Varsity Football vs. Northwestern

L 16-64

1:00 PM - Saturday, October 15, 2016
Sioux Center, Iowa
Conference Match



Northwestern def. Dordt 64-16



Dordt College fought to a 14-8 halftime deficit with Northwestern but the Raiders scored four touchdowns in the third quarter on the way to a 64-16 win.

Northwestern scored on drives of 33 and 56 yards to start the scoring.  The 33 yard drive was set up by a Dordt interception and the visitors scored  on the final play of the first quarter for a 14-0 lead.

Dordt got on the board in the second quarter when the Defenders went 77 yards on seven plays with Bryce Lidtka breaking free for a 59 yard run.  The two point conversion was good and Dordt trailed 14-8 with 11:23 left in the quarter and that’s how the half ended. Dordt had a 46 yard field goal come up just short in the first quarter and had another field goal blocked  late in the second quarter to thwart any more scoring.

Northwestern put the game out of reach with four scores in the third quarter on drives of 55, 46, 66 and 89 yards.  None of the drives were longer than 2:19 on the clock and lasted longer than seven plays. Three more touchdowns by Northwestern capped the Raider scoring as they went 44, 65 and 61 yards. 

Dordt finished the game with a touchdown with :47 left on a Danial White plunge to finish a 72 yard drive.



-Dordt had 327 yards rushing and 122 passing while Northwestern had 510 passing and 166 rushing.

-Bryce Lidtka ran for 131 yards for the Defenders on 21 carries and Brock Lamle had 12 carries for 74 yards and he passed for 125 yards on seven completions.

-Levi Schoonhoven had ten carries for 56 yards.

-Dordt’s Jason Miller and Jake Dodge had two catches each for 54 and 49 yards.

-Northwestern’s Jacob Kalogonis ran for 79 yards on 16 carries and two touchdowns.

-Jonathan Kodama was 23-32 passing for 478 yards and three touchdowns.

-Levi Ettleman and TJ Spykstra had five catches each for 135 and 102 yards respectively. 

-Josiah Kotte led Dordt’s defense with six solo tackles and one assist and he had a fumble recovery.

-Joey Loveter had five solo and two assisted stops and Justin Banks made six solo tackles.

-Dordt is 3-4 overall and 1-3 in the GPAC while Northwestern is 3-3 and 3-1.

-Dordt travels to Hastings on Saturday, October 22 in the Defenders’ next outing.



"Obviously today’s game did not go the way we hoped.  Northwestern did a great job of exploiting an area we have to and will improve.  I know our guys will respond well….they have all season.”



Doane def. Hastings 27-19

Morningside def. Midland 34-17

Northwestern def. Dordt 64-16

Dakota Wesleyan def. Concordia 52-30