Coming off of a bye week and with time to support the Madison community during the recent flooding, the Dakota State Trojan football team showed huge strides in a homecoming win over University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, 38-21. The Trojan defense was impressive, setting a school record with six interceptions in the game, including three from Junior Safety Wyatt Sanford. After a community tailgate party where everyone was invited and free-will donations were made, DSU returned the favor with free admission and the Trojans on the field supplied the fans with a reason to go home happy.
DSU jumped out to a 14-0 advantage, with Senior Running Back Brodie Fredericksen scoring on runs of 3 and 68 in the first quarter and had a 17-7 lead at halftime. Fredericksen would add two more on the ground in the third quarter and it was 31-7 going to the fourth. Freshman Running Back DeVante Luellman added the final touchdown for the Trojans, meanwhile U-W Stevens Point added a pair of scores themselves in the fourth.
In total, Dakota State finished with 407 yards (233 from Fredericksen on the ground), had one turnover (on downs) and picked up 18 first downs. Defensively, to go along with the six interceptions, DSU tallied 6 sacks in the game. Junior Linebacker Riley Janke finished with 11 total tackles (seven solo, three sacks) and Junior Linebacker Marcus Vanden Bosch had 10 total tackles (five solo). Also the defense only allowed 44 rushing yards on 39 attempts.
With the victory, The Trojans improved to 2-1 on the season, 2-0 at home, and will be on the road this Saturday opening up conference play at Valley City State University. Game time is slated for 2pm and the pregame about 40 minutes before hand. You can catch DSU Football on FM 103 and amazingmadison dot com.