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Sioux Falls Upends Tigers, 37-7

The University of Sioux Falls, ranked No. 2 in the NAIA, came away from Crete on Saturday afternoon with a 37-7 victory over Doane College.  The loss for Doane was their first at home since the season opener in 2007.

Sioux Falls scored the first 37 points of the game while controlling time of possession.  The Cougars held the ball for 40:34 while grounding out 408 total offensive yards.  The USF defense, which ranks No. 1 in the NAIA, came in allowing a minus-4.5 yards per game on the ground.  Doane was limited to 35 rushing yards on 25 attempts.  The Tigers were held to 94 yards in total offense.  Sioux Falls led the way in penalties as well, committing 13 for 168 yards while Doane received six for 40 yards.  USF's Nate Everett contributed to the penalties with two personal foul penalties in a five play stretch on the Tiger's last possession.

Offensively for Doane, Tim Reed led the Tigers with 16 yards rushing while Alex Hall and JR Artozqui added 11 yards each.  Through the air, Artozqui completed one pass for 41 yards and a touchdown coming off the bench.  His completion was to Antony Ritton.  Ritton finished with two receptions for 47 yards while D'Artagnan Dai'Re had two receptions for 12 yards.

Defensively, Ben Kosse and Josh Warren collected 12 total tackles each.  Seth Styskal added 11 tackles with Zach Brenner finishing with eight tackles for the Tiger defense.  Marcus Mitchell finished with two pass break-ups in the game.

Shane Heidemann finished with six punt attempts for an average of 38.7 yards per punt.  He had a long of 58 yards and placed two punts inside the Sioux Falls 20-yard line.

Up Next:
The Tigers will travel to Mitchell, S.D., to take on Dakota Wesleyan University.