The Dordt Defenders scored 30 unanswered points on the way to a 44-19 win in GPAC play on Saturday afternoon.
The Defenders marched on their first drive to the Doane 20 and looked like they were going to score to take an early lead but the Tigers’ Damond Brown stepped in front of a Noah Clayberg pass and returned it 82 yards to the Dordt three before getting caught by Clayberg. Doane scored on the very next play with Jacobi White taking it in for a 6-0 lead.
The Defenders scored on their next four drives with Clayberg capping the first drive with a 12 yard run. Clayberg found Levi Jungling for a touchdown pass of 19 yards on the first play of the second quarter for a 13-6 lead and the junior quarterback ran for another score from the three yard line for a 20-6 advantage.
Clayberg added a one yard plunge on fourth and goal with 4:27 left in the first half for a 27-6 lead. Doane did get the ball to the Dordt 24 on the next drive but a pair of sacks by Colyn Oostenink and David Kacmarynski ended the threat and the 21 point held to halftime.
Dordt’s Brett Zachman knocked his fifth field goal of the season through near the midpoint of the third quarter to lead 30-6.
A pair of Dordt miscues led to eventual Doane scores with a fumble at the Doane 36 starting the Tigers on a 64 yard drive at the end of the third quarter and the visitors also took advantage of a Dordt fumble in the fourth quarter to start a 31 yard drive for their final score.
Dordt’s last two touchdowns came on a Jungling eight yard run and a Jacob Loomis to Eli Boldan 20 yard score.
Dordt will travel to face Concordia on Saturday, October 24 at 1:00.