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Dordt Football Hosts Briar Cliff

Sioux Center, Iowa — Dordt will host Briar Cliff on Saturday, November 9 with kickoff at 1:00.

Briar Cliff is 5-4 this season and 4-3 in the GPAC with losses this year to Waldorf (17-10), Concordia (16-14), Morningside (49-14) and Northwestern (38-7). Three of Briar Cliff’s wins have been by 10 points or less.  Briar Cliff has been on the road just three times this season.

Briar Cliff is rushing for 117 yards per game as a team and passing for 154.  The Chargers allow 98 yards per game on the ground and 165 yards passing.   Briar Cliff is outscoring teams 19-16.

Dordt is 6-3 this season with a 34-21 loss to Keiser (Florida) to open the season and a 30-9 win over Waldorf the following week. Dordt also faced defending NAIA National Champion Morningside and lost a 56-14 decision to the Mustangs before going on the road to Jamestown and earning a 41-6 win.  Dordt made it two wins in a row on September 28 with a 57-22 home win against Dakota Wesleyan.  After a bye week the Defenders were tripped up by Northwestern on October 12, 35-6.  The Defenders got back to their winning ways with a 61-0 win over Doane two weeks ago and followed that with a 35-0 win over Concordia on October 26.  Last week the Defenders established several school records in a 70-28 win over Hastings.

The Defenders have run for 355 yards per game and passed for 121 yards per outing.  Teams have gained 185 yards on the ground per game against Dordt and have passed for 164.

The regular season ends for  both teams next week with Dordt hosting Midland and Briar Cliff will travel to Jamestown.

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