Briar Cliff, Dordt fall in home openers; NWC upset by Doane
By Nick Filipowski, Weekend Sports Anchor - bio | email
BC is now 0-2.
Dakota Wesleyan scored on its opening drive and never looked back, spoiling Briar Cliff's home opener in the DakotaDome with 56-15 victory.
The Tigers march 68 yards on their first drive of the game which culminated in an acrobatic touchdown grab by Anthony Muilenburg.
Trailing 36-0, BCU finally got on the board with a 25 yard touchdown pass from Kevin Van Egdom to Bret Van Muyden to make it 36-7.
However, the Charger defense couldn't stop the Tigers, who scored before the half to open up a 42-7 lead. DWU racked up 592 yards of total offense in the victory.
BCU hit paydirt again midway through the fourth quarter to make it 56-15.
Sioux Center, IA - Dordt's Thomas Newman snuck into the endzone to give the Defenders some momentum heading into half, but Midland scored with two minutes left in the game in a 21-18 victory.
The Defenders fall to 1-1 on the season.
Crete, NE - Trailing 24-7 at halftime, Northwestern scored 13 points in the third quarter, but it wasn't enough as No. 20 Doane held off the 13th ranked Red Raiders late charge to earn a 34-27 victory.
NWC's Davis Bloemendaal threw for 254 yards and three scores. Theo Bartman ran for 97.
Tied at 27 late in the third quarter, Kenneth Boggs put Doane out front with a 13 yard run with less than four minutes in the game.
On Northwestern's ensuing drive, Jacey Hoegh fumbled the ball, which Doane recovered. The Tigers ran out the clock to preserve the victory.
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