It's the Battle for the Lumbercat

Celebrating winning the Lumbercat Trophy in 2016 at Les Christian Field
Celebrating winning the Lumbercat Trophy in 2016 at Les Christian Field

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Bottineau, ND. – Dakota College at Bottineau (3-2) celebrates Homecoming by hosting the North Dakota State College of Science (5-0) at Les Christian Field.  Kickoff is at 2:00.

The Series
NDSCS leads the all-time series 18-4.  However, since defeating the Wildcats for the first time ever in 2013, DCB is 4-3 against NDSCS, winning the last two times they have played for the Lumbercat Tropy.  The Jacks won 21-19 last year in Wahpeton.

The Teams
The Lumberjacks put their won-loss record above .500 last Saturday with a 39-7 victory over Minnesota West CTC.  Offense, Defense, and Special Teams all contributed to the win.  RB Jaylen Wilson was named MCAC West Division Player of the Week after rushing for 131 yards and 2 TD's and catching 2 passes for 29 yards in the game.  Jaquon Long had 4 catches for 60 yards, including a great leaping TD catch in the second quarter.

The Lumberjack defense held Minnesota West to 114 yards of total offense.  The defense stayed balanced as 5 players had either 7 or 6 tackles.  DE Kelvin Townsend returned a fumble 61 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter to put DCB up 23-0.

NDSCS: The Wildcats have had a great start to 2018.  They are third in the NJCAA in scoring defense (DCB is fourth) and have been a run-dominant team this year.  As usual, ND Science has great athletes and will provide a great test for the Lumberjacks.

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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).