The Dakota Wesleyan University football team steamrolled over the University of Jamestown to earn a 55-17 win in the Tigers’ final nonconference game of the 2016 season Saturday in Jamestown, N.D.
Junior quarterback Dillon Turner broke loose for DWU in the passing game and on the ground, accounting for nearly 400 yards and seven touchdowns. He ran the ball 19 times for a career-high 177 yards, while scoring three times on the ground, tying another career high.
Through the air, Turner was 21-of-28 passing, hitting 10 different targets. He finished with 219 yards and four touchdowns, helping DWU pull away in the second half, where the Tigers outscored the Jimmies 34-3. Turner is now third on the DWU all-time total offense list with 6,321 yards and has moved into fifth career passing yards with 4,800.
For his efforts, Turner was named the Great Plains Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week, it was announced by the conference Monday. The honor is the third for the Salem, Ark., native in his career.
In three games this season, Turner has completed 65 percent of his passes for 693 yards and nine touchdowns. On the ground, he has 275 yards on 43 carries.
The No. 16 Tigers (2-1) enter GPAC play against No. 9 Doane College for Blue & White Days at 1 p.m. Saturday at Joe Quintal Field in Mitchell, S.D.