Dakota State Football used a 37 unanswered point stretch over the second and third quarters on Saturday to run away from Presentation College, winning 43-16 at Trojan Field. DSU scored on their opening drive of the game with a 28 yard touchdown run by Brenner Furlong, his first of the season. Presentation would then post their two touchdowns of the game in the latter stages of the first quarter to take a 14-6 lead.
In the second quarter, Quarterback Torren Devericks tossed two of his four touchdown passes on the day with the second one giving DSU the lead late in the half at 19-14. The Trojans came out like gang-busters in the third quarter as they put up 24 points, using short drives of 3,4,2,1 plays respectively. The lone points in the fourth quarter came on a safety after a snap went over the head of DSU’s punter Caleb Nielson and out the back of the end zone.
All in all, it was a strong performance across the board for Dakota State. The defense limited Presentation to 222 total yards and allowed less than 50 yards in the second half. Devericks had just one passing touchdown on the season coming in and found four different players on his touchdown throws in Brodie Fredericksen, Cooper McDermott, Dajshon Keel and Treshawn Roberts. The offense for DSU compiled 431 in the contest with 128 on the ground and 303 through the air.
The Trojans moved their record to 3-2 on the season (3-0 at home) and 1-1 in North Star Athletic Association play. They will be back home again this upcoming Saturday, welcoming in Dickinson State for a 1pm kickoff from Trojan Field.