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4-3 (.571) 2-3 (.400) 2-2 2-1 0-0
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Dordt College
(12)Doane
Football - Sat, Oct. 7, 2017

Dordt College ruined Homecoming for the Doane Football team on Saturday as they came to Crete and defeated the Tigers for the first time in 10 meetings, 21-16. The loss dropped the Tigers to 4-2 on the year and 2-2 in the GPAC with Dordt moving to 3-2 overall and 1-2 in the GPAC.

 

Key Players

  • Hunter Bradley (SO/Crete, Neb.) had seven receptions for 110 yards and two touchdowns for Doane.
  • Levi Jungling (Dordt) had 11 receptions for 172 yards and two touchdowns.
  • Ryan Cisneros (Dordt) was in on 11 tackles and had an interception near midfield on Doane's final drive of the game.
 

First Quarter Highlights

  • Scoring was limited to one touchdown in the quarter, 60-yard strike between Bradley and Jack Shadley (SR/Columbus, Neb.).
  • Doane started the game with the ball and drove down to the Dordt-6 before the Defenders held on 4th down.
  • Dordt took over deep in their own territory and drove to the Doane-31 only to have the Tigers hold on 4th down.
 

Second Quarter Highlights

  • Doane was driving to close out the opening quarter and would take the ball down to the Dordt-11. The Tigers would miss their field goal attempt, leaving the score at 7-0.
  • Midway through the quarter, Dordt started an 8-play, 70-yard drive as they scored their first touchdown of the game. Keithen Drury scored from two-yards out but the 2-point conversion was missed and Doane remained on top, 7-6.
  • After a Doane punt, Dordt put together a 13-play, 86-yard drive to take the lead with 4 seconds left in the quarter. Brock Lamle hit Jungling for an 11-yard TD pass with Jungling adding a 2-point conversion for a 14-7 lead at the break.
 

Third Quarter Highlights

  • Scoring was again limited as Doane scored the only points, a 26-yard field goal by Bryce Cooney (SO/Omaha, Neb.). The Tigers continued to trail, 14-10.
  • There were six punts in the quarter as the defenses were dominant. Doane was held to 79 yards of total offense with Dordt held to 77 yards in the quarter.
 

Fourth Quarter Highlights

  • Dordt's first possession in the final quarter covered 55 yards on seven plays. The drive ended with a Lamle to Jungling 21-yard touchdown and the extra point was good for a 21-10 Defender lead.
  • Doane took the following drive down to the Dordt-21 only to have the Defenders hold on 4th down.
  • Following a 3-and-out by the Defenders, Doane took over at their 39-yard line.
  • Shadley orchestrated a 9-play drive over 2:12 as he found Bradley for a 13-yard score. The 2-point conversion was missed as the Tigers were trying to pull within three points.
  • The Doane defense again held for a 3-and-out to give the offense one more chance with 2:11 left in the game. Doane was able to push the ball to the Tiger-36 but an interception by Cisneros at the 48-yard line sealed the victory for Dordt.
 

By the Numbers

  • Doane was able to put more yards of total offense on the board as the Tigers had 420 compared to Dordt's 377. However, the Defenders won the turnover battle by picking up a fumble and interception. It was the first game this year the Tiger defense did not force a turnover.
  • Kyle Jensen (JR/Exeter, Neb.) led the offense with 78 yards rushing and Drew Klein (SR/Papillion, Neb.) added 71 yards.
  • Shadley threw for 247 yards on 30 completions.
  • Jacob Cornelius (SR/Grand Island, Neb.) and Klein had nine receptions apiece followed by Bradley with seven.
  • Chayton Crow (JR/Hershey, Neb.) was in on 11 tackles for the Tigers. Brett Andrew and Tariq Mustafaa (SR/Cedar Hill, Texas) added eight tackles apiece.
  • Doane finished with 5.0 tackles behind the line of scrimmage while the Defenders had 9.5 tackles for loss.
 

Next Kickoff

  • Following a bye week, the Tigers will be at home to take on Top 25 conference foe Northwestern on October 21 at 1 PM in Crete.