Dordt hosts Dakota Wesleyan in a GPAC football game | national


Dakota Wesleyan in Dordt

When: 1 p.m. Saturday

Briefly: The Defenders come into Saturday’s game with one of the best offenses in the country. They average 500 yards per game and are second in the nation with an average of 27.6 first downs per game.

Defenders quarterback Tyler Reynolds averaged 90.5 passing yards per game and had a breakthrough game last week against Mount Marty.

When Reynolds doesn’t throw the ball, he hands it to Anthony Trojahn, who is averaging 86.8 yards per game. He also has five touchdowns this season.

On the defensive side of the ball, Brayton Van Kekerix leads in total tackles with 34; including 23 solo.

The Tigers’ offense averaged 286.7 yards per game, including 163.5 through the air. Jamin Arend rushed for 74.3 yards per game, rushing for 446 total yards.

Defenders should stay away from inside linebacker Cody Reichelt, as he has 60 total tackles and six sacks for 36 yards.

The Defenders beat the Tigers 47-10 last season. Dakota Wesleyan gave up 557 total offensive yards a year ago while racking up 298 total offensive yards.

Northwest to Jamestown

When: 1 p.m. Saturday

Briefly: This is the third of four straight road games the Red Raiders have played midway through the season.

The Red Raiders were out last week but are 6-0 this week.

The Red Raiders are 4-0 on the road so far this season.

Northwestern has won five straight games against the Jimmies, including a 49-0 victory last season.

In fact, their last four wins have been by 28 points or more. The last time the Jimmies beat the Red Raiders was in 2000.

Buena Vista in Nebraska Wesleyan

When: 1 p.m. Saturday

Briefly: The Beavers are looking for their second win in program history against Nebraska Wesleyan.

They’ve lost the last three games to the Prairie Wolves, including a 37-16 game in 2019 against Storm Lake.

None of the American Rivers Conference teams played last fall due to the pandemic.

The Beavers’ lone win over the Prairie Wolves came in 2016, in a 38-31 win at home.

BVU is 2-3 overall this season, scoring 198 points to allow 201.

The Beavers will surpass 1,000 rushing yards this week, up from 963 going into Saturday’s game. Through the air, BVU has 1,291 yards.

There have been 26 touchdowns scored this season by the Beavers.


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