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Trojan Football drops regular-season contest with Mayville State
November 5, 2011
MAYVILLE, N.D. – Dakota State marched into Mayville State's territory four times in the fourth quarter, but were unable to convert their scoring opportunities as the Trojans dropped a 6-0 decision in a windy Jerome Berg Field Saturday afternoon.
It was the regular-season finale for both teams. Dakota State finished their season with an overall record at 1-10. Mayville State concluded their season with a 5-6 record.
Mayville State came on board first in the early second quarter. The Comets used 13 plays for 71 yards in seven minutes and two seconds for the score. Mayville State used a key fourth down fake punt to extend their drive for the first touchdown of the game. Dominique Bradley rushed for five-yard touchdown to give the Comets a 6-0 lead with 11:21 left before halftime. Mayville State failed to convert their 2-point PAT conversion.
Dakota State went into Mayville State's zone four times in the fourth quarter. The Trojans were unable to come out with a score as DSU missed a 30-yard field goal, two interceptions and turnover on downs.
Jeb Olson rushed 28 times for 148 yards for DSU. Brandon Large added seven rushes for 45 yards. Large completed three passes in ten attempts for 34 yards and recorded two interceptions. Wes Dauz had three catches for 14 yards. Carl Curtis had two catches for 13 yards.
For Mayville State, Bradley rushed 15 times for 54 yards with a score. Jake McLain added 21 rushes for 47 yards. He completed three of seven passes for 45 yards.
Dakota State had 13 first-downs in the game compared to the Comets' 11. The Trojans rushed 40 times in the game for 197 yards while Mayville State rushed 50 times for 156 yards.
DSU outgained Mayville State 236-201 in total yards.
Eric Liles led the Trojans with 14 tackles. Josh Licht added nine tackles.
It was the final DSU career game for seniors Dana Felderman, Wade Hoffman, Bryce Logan, Jacob Nikolaisen and Matt Parr.
Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director