DCB to play for Division Title Saturday

DCB looks to secure a homecoming win
DCB looks to secure a homecoming win

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Bottineau, ND. – Dakota College at Bottineau will celebrate Homecoming by hosting Minnesota State CTC – Fergus Falls on Saturday, October 14th, kickoff at 12 noon.  The  Lumberjacks (5-1) have won 4 games in a row since an early September loss to Rochester CTC and will host the Spartans (1-5) with an opportunity to clinch 1st place in the Western Division of the MCAC.

The Series
DCB holds a 2-1 lead over MSCTC-FF, but the Spartans came into Bottineau last year and defeated the Lumberjacks 38-35 in a high scoring contest.

The Teams
The Jacks, after giving up an early score to ND Science, built a 21-7 lead and held on for a 21-19 victory over the Wildcats.  With the win, DCB kept the "Lumbercats" trophy in Bottineau for another year.

DCB's rushing attack was limited by a stout NDSCS defense, but QB Jackson Argoe took advantage of the Wildcats' secondary, passing for 201 yards on the day.  He also scored 2 TD's on the ground as NJCAA rushing leader Elijah Todd was lost early in the game because of injury.  The offense continues to be balanced, averaging 212 yards rushing and 208 yards passing per game through 6 contests.  RB Elijah Todd is 4th in the NJCAA in rushing yards per game, totaling 775 yards in 6 games and scoring 10 TD's.  Freshman QB Jackson Argoe has thrown for 1176 yards and 10 touchdowns this fall.  The Jacks have four receivers with at least 10 catches averaging 15 yards or more per reception. 

The Lumberjack defense played well last week, intercepting NDSCS 3 times and holding a potent offense to 19 points, 14 below their season average of 33 ppg.  LB Aaron Appleton set up the Jacks' final TD with an interception return to the Wildcat's 12 yard line.  For the season, the Lumberjacks are third in the NJCAA in total QB Sacks with 36 in 6 games.  LB Trent Postma, the reigning MCAC West Defensive POW, leads DCB in tackles with 51, followed by DE Nick Madourie with 31.  Madourie is 2nd in the NJCAA in QB Sacks with 13 on the season.  He also blocked 2 kicks last week and has forced 4 fumbles in 6 games.

MSCTC-FF: The Spartans are off to a 1-5 start, but have some dangerous players on offense in dual-threat QB Marcus Davis and WR Travion Broadwater.  The Spartan defense has struggled this year, allowing nearly 500 yards per game in total offense to the opposition, but they have been opportunistic with 11 interceptions on the season.

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Located on the southern edge of the beautiful Turtle Mountains in northern North Dakota, Dakota College at Bottineau sponsors 7 varsity athletic programs with men's hockey members of  the American Collegiate Hockey Association, 5 NJCAA programs in the Mon-Dak Conference, and its NJCAA football program a member of the Minnesota College Athletic Conference (MCAC).