Tigers Lose on Senior Day
The Tiger football team got off to a slow start and in the end, they fell to rival Nebraska Wesleyan, 34-14. The loss was the Tigers' seventh in the last eight years to the Prairie Wolves.
With NWU up 14-0 in the second half, Jaremy Puthoff capped a 12 play-82 yard drive to cut the lead in half. Anthony Dunn was 8-for-8 on the drive before Puthoff finished the drive with three runs covering six yards.
In the third quarter, Doane scored their second touchdown to cut the Prairie Wolf lead to 21-14. Dunn hit Eamonn Feeney down the middle of the field for a 24-yard touchdown pass. Dunn completed 5-of-6 passes on the drive.
For the game, the Tigers finished with 298 yards in total offense while NWU posted 373 yards. Doane led the aerial attack with a 185-87 edge while NWU posted a 286-113 advantage on the ground.
Tim Reed led Doane's ground game with 45 yards while Puthoff finished with 30. Dunn completed 18-of-29 for 166 yards while Reid Rando completed two passes for 19 yards. Jeremiah Saffold was the leading receiver with five catches for 45 yards. Feeney added four receptions for 48 yards.
The defense was led by Selau Sunia's 10 total tackles and one sack. Brady Roeder added nine tackles and a sack while Michael Winter finished with eight tackles in his first start in the secondary.
Doane will travel to Hastings College on November 6.