Tigers Defeated at #1 Sioux Falls
In their final meeting with the University of Sioux Falls as a conference opponent, the Tiger football team dropped a difficult battle with the top-ranked Cougars, 66-13. Sioux Falls is the two-time defending NAIA champions.
Sioux Falls was able to control the game from the start, scoring a touchdown on their first six possessions. Three of the drives were 70 yards or longer and only one drive last more than 1:09 in time of possession.
Doane was able to put together a decent drive to open the first quarter but was halted in Sioux Falls territory and forced to punt. On the Tiger's fourth drive of the game, they marched 68 yards on 12 plays and Anthony Dunn finished the drive with a one-yard touchdown run.
The Tigers took the opening drive of the second half and marched 73 yards on 12 plays. The drive was capped by Tim Reed's one-yard touchdown run.
For the game, the Tigers posted 131 yards rushing and 214 through the air. Garrett Schroeder led the Doane ground attack with 58 yards. Reed added 41 yards.
Dunn posted 201 yards on 20 completions. His top target was Jeremiah Saffold as he pulled in seven receptions for 71 yards. Tyler Davis added four receptions for 46 yards.
Defensively, the Tigers were led in tackles by Leo Arroyo's 10 solo tackles. Ryan Gruntorad added five tackles. Nathan Wragge had the lone tackle for loss for the Tigers.