The Dakota State Football team hit the road on Saturday to challenge Waldorf University in Forest City, Iowa. Waldorf was coming off of a blow-out win last weekend versus Mayville State while DSU had fallen at home to Dickinson State. Waldorf would continue their hot streak offensively, running past the Trojans 59-9
The game started off fantastic for the Trojans, as they recovered the opening kickoff deep in Waldorf territory. The kick glanced off of a returner’s hands and then booted by another player and Morgan Vande Brake fell on top of the football. After picking up a first down, DSU settled for a Josh Snook field goal and led 3-0 a minute into the contest. Things took a huge turn after.
Waldorf would strike on 5 first half drives, getting four passing touchdowns from Bo Joseph and a rushing touchdown from Jeff Jones to build up a halftime advantage at 35-3. The Warriors added on 17 more points in the third quarter before Dakota State got their lone touchdown of the game, a short touchdown run by Brodie Fredericksen, ending a 52-0 scoring run by Waldorf.
The Warriors outgained the Trojans 569 to 311 yards on offense. Roger Moore had his second straight 100-yard receiving day, finishing with seven catches for 121 yards. Fredericksen is now 90 yards away from breaking the school record for career rushing yards. Marcus Vanden Bosch lead the defense with 8 total tackles including a tackle-for-loss.
With the loss, Dakota State drops below .500 for the first time this season (3-4) and now 1-3 in North Star Athletic Association play. Trojans will be on the road for the second game in a row this Saturday, traveling to take on Mayville State with a 2pm kick-off.