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Doane Ends Season with 42-14 Win

The Tiger football team ended the 2010 season on a positive note as they defeated Briar Cliff University, 42-14, on Saturday afternoon in Sioux City, Iowa. The road victory was only the sixth in the last 35 opportunities.

Doane scored three touchdowns in the first half, taking advantage of the wind behind their backs. Tim Reed scored on the first possession of the game, getting in the end zone from 14 yards out.

On the Tiger's second possession, they were held to a three-and-out but on the punt, a Briar Cliff player made contact with the ball and Doane pounced on it to regain possession. Three plays later, Jaremy Puthoff found the end zone to give Doane a 14-0 advantage. On the next Tiger possession, they went 65 yards as Anthony Dunn hooked up with Jeremiah Saffold for a 13-yard touchdown reception.

Both teams were held off the board in the second quarter as Doane took a 21-0 lead into halftime.

In the third quarter, Doane took the opening possession 61 yards and scored another touchdown. Dunn found Jesse Ver Velde for a five-yard score. Just before the close of the third quarter, Dunn hooked up with Tyrone Curry for a 47-yard score to go ahead 35-0.

The final Tiger score of the game was sandwiched by a pair of Briar Cliff touchdowns. Alex Dose scampered 38-yards for the final Doane score with 1:57 remaining in the game.

For the game, Doane finished with 456 yards in total offense while Briar Cliff was held to 332 yards, 146 on their final two possessions of the game.

Dunn finished the game 19-of-28 for 263 yards and three touchdowns. He found Saffold on seven occasions for 67 yards while Curry posted four receptions for 77 yards.

The rushing attack was balanced. Garrett Schroeder finished with 53 yards, Dose added 49 yards while Puthoff ran for 38 yards and Reed finished with 26 yards.

Defensively, Dalton Ryba led the way with 10 total tackles. Joe Knott added eight and Ryan Gruntorad posted five tackles, including a sack and 1.5 tackles for loss. The Tiger defense posted three sacks and seven tackles for lost yardage to go with three forced turnovers.