Tiger Gameday: Dakota Wesleyan football looks to even season record hosting Doane

Dakota Wesleyan looks to improve to 3-3 in home matchup vs. Doane


The Dakota Wesleyan University football team is looking to get its third win of the season. Here's what to know ahead of Saturday's matchup:

When: 1 p.m. Saturday.

Where: Joe Quintal Field.

Records: DWU 2-3, Doane 2-3

Coaches: DWU's Ross Cimpl (10th season); Doane’s Chris Bessler (4th season)


All-time series: 36th meeting all-time. DWU trails in the series 23-12.

Last meeting: Dakota Wesleyan 29, Doane 26 on Sept. 3, 2020 at Crete, Neb., ending a four-game losing streak to Doane.

Notes about DWU: DWU is coming off a 34-0 loss in which they were shut out offensively at Concordia. The Tigers were held to 138 total yards, which is the lowest offensive output of the season. Despite that, DWU averages 132 yards rushing and 160 yards passing on the year. They face a Doane team that allows 387 total yards per game, with 271 yards coming through passing yards allowed. Saturday's game is the first of four home games to close the final six games of the regular season.

Notes about Doane: Doane is coming off a 44-20 win against Jamestown that put an end to its three-game losing streak. It was the Tigers' best game offensively, racking up 460 yards and quarterback Vaughn Martinez passed for two touchdowns and rushed for two more. Doane averages 149 yards rushing and 129 yards passing per game this season.

Next: DWU travels to Dordt in Sioux Center, Iowa at 1 p.m. on Oct. 16, while Doane hosts Hastings on Oct. 16.

Other GPAC games this weekend:

Saturday's games

Briar Cliff at Midland, 1 p.m.


Concordia at Jamestown, 1 p.m.

Mount Marty at No. 19 Dordt, 1 p.m.

No. 3 Morningside at Hastings, 1 p.m.

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