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Doane thumps Trojans in football action Saturday
September 10, 2011
MADISON, S.D. – Doane College of the Great Plains Athletic Conference came to the Trojan Field for the first time in team history on a warm, sunny Saturday afternoon. The Tigers put together two consecutive 21-point quarters to grab a 42-0 halftime lead and defeated the Trojans 52-13.
Dakota State dropped their third straight game to start the season. Doane remained undefeated in two games after defeating Briar Cliff in Tigers’ GPAC conference season opener last Saturday.
The Tigers quickly scored their opening drive of the game. Anthony Dunn connected to Jeremiah Saffold for 34-yard touchdown pass. Doane used four plays for 55 yards in one minute and five second. The PAT kick by Andrew Nielsen was good to give the Tigers a 7-0 lead.
DC added two scores in the first quarter. Alex Dose rushed for a 2-yard touchdown with 6:28 left. Dunn added a 13-yard touchdown pass to Tyrone Curry. Both PAT kicks by Nieslen were good to give Doane a 21-0 lead.
Tiger Dunn threw his third and fourth touchdown passes in the second quarter. Dose added a score by a 19-yard rush touchdown with 40 seconds left before intermission. Nielsen made all PAT kicks to extend Tigers’ lead to 42-0 at halftime.
Doane outgained the Trojans 415-137 in total yards in the first-half.
Dakota State opened the third quarter for their first score of the game. Brandon Large connected to Robert Ortiz for nine-yard touchdown pass. The Trojans used 11 plays for 68 yards in 3:49 in their scoring drive. Dennis Lechner’s PAT kick was successful as the Trojans cut Tigers’ lead to 42-7.
Dunn threw his fifth touchdown pass of the game in the early fourth quarter for Doane. He connected to Saffold for ten yards to expand Tigers’ lead to 48-7. Nielsen added a PAT kick to make it 49-7 in favor of Doane. The Tigers used ten plays for 56 yards in 5:16.
Large connected to Carl Curtis for eight yards as DSU scored a touchdown with 11:58 left in regulation. The Trojans failed a two-point attempt as the Trojans trimmed their deficit to 49-13.
DC’s Nielsen added a 27-yard field goal with 20 seconds left in the game to tally the final score.
Large was 22-for-44 with 207 yards for DSU. He recorded two touchdowns and two interceptions. Wes Dauz had nine catches for 89 yards. Ortiz added three catches for 49 yards and a touchdown. Jeb Olsen rushed nine times for 27 yards.
Tiger Dunn completed 21 of 32 passes for 349 yards. He recorded five touchdowns and two interceptions. Dose rushed 20 times for 114 yards with two touchdowns. Saffold had four receptions for 91 yards with two touchdowns. Curry added four catches for 66 yards and a touchdown.
DSU’s Craig Hertz led the Trojans with 20 tackles, which is second in the Trojan Football record book for most tackles in a game. Keith Knudsen added 15 tackles. Bryce Logan and Matt Groff each had an interception.
Dalton Ryba had eight tackles for Doane. Justin Malleck and Justin Roehrich each had an interception. Cody Fanning recorded a quarterback sack for a loss of 13 yards.
Doane gained 593 total yards on the ground compared to the Trojans’ 260. The Tigers had 30 first-downs, while DSU recorded 12 first-downs.
DC held the ball for 37 minutes and 31 seconds. DSU had the ball for 22 minutes and 29 seconds.
The Tigers converted 11-for-16 in third down situations compared to the Trojans’ 3-fo-16.
Dakota State heads on the road next Saturday, Sept. 17. The Trojans travel to Valley City, N.D. to face their former Dakota Athletic Conference foe Valley City State. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m.
Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director