Dakota State Drills Presentation
Trojans Win 43-16
MADISON, S.D. – Presentation (S.D.) led 14-6 after 15 minutes of the Dacotah Bank/North Star Athletic Association football conference action at Trojan Field on a windy Saturday afternoon. The Trojans went on to outscore the Saints 37-2 for the rest of the game, rolling to a 43-16 conference victory. The win also kept DSU undefeated at home this season (3-0 record).
Dakota State improved their overall record to 3-2 and earned its first conference win of the season (1-1 NSAA conference record). Presentation remained winless in five games (0-5 overall record) and 0-2 NSAA conference record).
- Presentation was forced to punt after going three-and-out on their first drive of the game. Dakota State would answer on the ensuing possession, thanks to a 28-yard touchdown run by Brenner Furlong to give Trojans its first lead of the game at 6-0 with ten minutes and forty-three seconds on the clock. DSU used five plays for 51 yards in 2:21 in the scoring drive.
- The Saints used 11 plays for 75 yards in 5:21, producing five first-downs in the scoring drive. Ta’Mario Tufts threw an eight-yard touchdown pass to Dylan Paulsen. The PAT extra-point kick by Max Welch was good to give PC a 7-6 lead with less than three minutes to go in the first quarter.
- Presentation quickly added another touchdown near the end of the first quarter. Tufts threw an 87-yard touchdown pass to Theryne Jimenez, followed by Welch’s PAT extra point kick for 14-6 lead by the end of the first quarter.
- DSU marched down the field to kick off the second quarter, using 14 plays for 75 yards in 6:29 for the next scoring drive. Facing a fourth-and-eight situation on PC’s 39-yard line, Torren Devericks connected to Dajshon Keel for a 21-yard pass to PC’s 18-yard line. After a rush by Brodie Frederiksen, Devericks threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to Keel to trim the Saints’ lead down to 14-12 with 8:31 on the clock.
- The Saints went three-and-out on the next possession and were forced to punt. The Trojans controlled the following possession, using 6 minutes and 27 seconds to score a touchdown. On a fourth-and-six situation on PC’s 28-yard line, Devericks fired a 28-yard touchdown pass to Cooper McDermott (his first collegiate touchdown) as the Trojans regained their lead with 27 seconds left before halftime. Joshua Snook’s PAT extra-point kick was successful as DSU take a 19-14 lead.
- Dakota State maintained control in the second quarter, owning the ball for almost 13 minutes. The Saints were only held to 15 total offensive yards in the second quarter.
- The Trojans erupted for a total of 24 points in the final seven-minutes of the third quarter. Devericks connected to Treshawn Roberts (his first collegiate touchdown catch) for a 60-yard touchdown pass to widen the Trojans’ lead with 7:35 on the clock. Snook hit a successful PAT extra-point kick to put DSU up 26-14.
- Dakota State regained possession of the ball on the ensuing kick-off, where Riley Janke forced a fumble on PC’s Marshal Chace and was recovered by Janke on PC’s 19-yard line with 7:35 on the clock. The Trojans had to settled down for a 26-yard field goal by Snook to expand their lead to 29-14 with 4:56 left in the third quarter (Snook’s first collegiate field goal made).
- The Saints were forced to punt on the next possession, fueling the Trojans to another touchdown. Devericks found Frederiksen for a 55-yard pass, followed by an 8-yard touchdown run by Frederiksen. Snook extend DSU’s lead to 36-14 after the PAT extra-point kick with less than two minutes to go in the third quarter.
- Presentation committed a turnover on the ensuing possession. Jordan Thomas intercepted Tufts’ pass on DSU’s 35-yard line and returned it to DSU’s 45-yard line with 1:08 to in the third. On the next play, Devericks connected to Frederiksen for a 55-yard touchdown pass with 59 seconds on the clock. Snook’s PAT extra-point kick was good to extend DSU’s lead to 43-14 lead.
- Dakota State outgained Presentation 203-36 in total offensive yards in the first fifteen minutes of the second-half.
- The only score in the fourth quarter was a safety by the Saints. A bad snap for the Trojans’ punting team on its own 26-yard line, trimming DSU’s lead to 43-16 with 7:13 to go.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
- DSU’s Devericks finished the game by completing 17 passes in 25 attempts for a total of 303 yards. He threw touchdown passes to four different receivers (Frederiksen, Keel, Roberts and McDermott).
- Frederiksen led the Trojans with five catches for a game-high 123 yards. Keel added four receptions for 52 yards. Roberts had a 60-yard catch. McDermott had a catch for 28 yards. Alec Bultje had two receptions for 16 yards.
- Frederiksen rushed 27 times for 80 yards and a touchdown for the Trojans. He finished the game with 203 all-purpose yards. Furlong added five rushes for 33 yards. Devante Luellman had six rushes for 21 yards.
- Karson Lindblad led the Trojans defense with seven tackles (6 solo, 1 assist). Cole McCarty added five tackles. Conner Tordsen, Janke and Wyatt Sanford each added four tackles. Braedon Wallenstein recorded a quarterback sack loss of six yards. He also tallied three tackles-for-loss of 14 yards.
- Janke had a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in the game for Dakota State. Jordan Thomas and Noah Guse each had an interception. McCarty, Tordsen, Marcus Vanden Bosch and Guse each had a pass break-up.
- Tufts went 17-of-29 for 197 total passing yards with two touchdowns and an interception for the Saints. Chace had five catches for 40 yards. Jimenez added three receptions for 101 yards and a touchdown. Dylan Paulsen had 12 rushing yards.
- Jerod Boswell led PC’s defense with 14 tackles (5 solo, 9 assist). Lane Bourdon added 11 tackles. Jacob Eddy had eight tackles.
- Dakota State outgained Presentation 431-222 in total offensive yards. The Trojans’ defense allowed a season-low 16 rushing yards in the game. DSU rushed for a total of 128 yards. DSU recorded 303 passing yards compared to PC 206 passing yards.
- The Trojans produced 19 first-downs and held the Saints to nine first-downs (two first-downs in the final 30 minutes of the game).
- DSU maintained a time possession of 35 minutes and 15 seconds. PC had the ball control for 24 minutes and 45 seconds.
- Dakota State converted 5-of-17 on third-down situations. Presentation only converted 1-of-12 third-downs.
- Both teams will meet for the second meeting in the regular-season finale on Nov. 9 in Aberdeen, S.D.
Dakota State stays home for their final game of the two-game home stand next Saturday (Oct. 12), hosting the conference’s four-time defending champion No. 13-ranked Dickinson State (N.D.). Kick-off is set for 1 p.m. at Trojan Field, as part of the annual Rushin’ for a Cure Game and 4-H Day.
Presentation returns home next Saturday (Oct. 12) as they host Valley City State (N.D.). The game is set for 7 p.m. at Swisher Field in Aberdeen.
-Recap Courtesy DSU Athletics