DICKINSON, N.D. – The Blue Hawks host Presentation College on Saturday (Nov. 1) in a North Star Athletic Association game and the NSAA Game of the Week. It is the first-ever meeting between the Blue Hawks and Saints. Dickinson State and Presentation are the top two rushing teams in the NSAA.
Presentation enters Saturday's game with a record of 6-2 overall and 3-1 in North Star play. The Saints offense has averaged 39.6 points per game this season on 462.4 yards. Presentation has posted 1,920 rushing yards on the season behind Hayden Zenner and Antoine Scott. Zenner has rushed for 893 yards on 91 attempts, with nine touchdowns. Scott has posted 520 yards on 76 carries. He has found the back of the end zone six times.
The Saints are currently ranked No. 7 in the NAIA for rushing yards per game with 240. Presentation is coming of a loss to Jamestown on Oct. 25, 37-14. The Jimmies' outscored the Saints 20-7 in the second half, with Beau Eriksson finding Michael Sena for a pair of touchdowns.
Dickinson State comes into Saturday with a 4-4 record overall and a 2-1 mark in North Star action. The Blue Hawks' defense is allowing just 23.5 points per game, earning a ranking of No. 23 in the NAIA. Myren Moore and Jesse Carney have been strong for the Blue Hawks all season, averaging 86 yards each per game. Dickinson State's rushing attack is ranked No. 9 in the NAIA for Rushing Offense per Game with 230.6 yards. The Blue Hawks are also No. 10 in Total Rushing Offense with 1,845 yards.
This season, Moore has tallied 688 yards, on 117 attempts, and eight touchdowns. Carney has picked up 688 yards, on 96 carries, with five touchdowns. Quarterback Kaler Ray has also rushed for 385 yards on the season. The Blue Hawks are coming off a win against Mayville State, 40-7. Moore broke a pair of 50-plus yard runs for touchdowns. Robert Nalewaja picked off a pass from Aaron Cruz and ran it back 35 yards for a touchdown.
Kick-off is scheduled for 1 p.m. at the Biesiot Activies Center. Live video is available here from StretchInternet.