Dacotah Bank/NSAA Football Game-of-the-Week: (15) Vikings visit Blue Hawks in the battle of 3-1 and 1-0 NSAA teams

Dacotah Bank/NSAA Football Game-of-the-Week: (15) Vikings visit Blue Hawks in the battle of 3-1 and 1-0 NSAA teams

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DICKINSON, N.D. - The fifth edition of the Dacotah Bank/North Star Athletic Association Football Game-of-the-Week will be held at the Henry Biesiot Activities Center where the battle of 3-1 overall record and 1-0 NSAA record teams take place.  The 15th-ranked Valley City State (N.D.) travels to Dickinson State (N.D.) Saturday with a kick-off starting at 3 p.m. (CeBntral Standard Time)/2 p.m. (Mountain Standard Time).

Valley City State is coming off their 35-13 Dacotah Bank/NSAA football conference opener victory at Waldorf (Iowa) on Sept. 19 after suffering their first loss of the season to then-No. 20 Robert Morris (Ill.).  Dickinson State outrushed Presentation (S.D.) 430-226 to cruise for a 43-21 victory in both teams' conference opener.

The Vikings won the last meeting with Dickinson State on Oct. 18, 2014 in Valley City, N.D.  After VCSU earned a 7-0 opening quarter lead, DiSU outscored Valley City State 17-6 in the second quarter to grab a 17-13 halftime lead.  However, the Vikings shut down the Blue Hawks 9-0 in the second-half as Valley City State held on to a 22-17 victory. 

Team Comparisons

  VCSU DiSU
Offense    
Points Per Game 36.3 22.5
First Downs 84 72
Rush Yards 614 957
Pass Yards 1164 499
Total Yards 1778 1456
Average Per Game 444.5 364.0
Defense    
Points Per Game 19.5 16.3
First Downs 86 67
Rush Yards 768 485
Pass Yards 772 712
Total Yards 1540 1197
Average Per Game 385.0 299.3

2015 Dacotah Bank/North Star Athletic Association Football Game of the Week
Week No. 1 - Aug. 29 - Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) 40, Dakota State (S.D.) 27 - FINAL
Week No. 2 - Sept. 5 - (17) Valley City State (N.D.) 55, Mayville State (N.D.) 6 - FINAL
Week No. 3 - Sept. 12 - (20) Robert Morris (Ill.) 28, (17) Valley City State (N.D.) 14 - FINAL
Week No. 4 - Sept. 19 - Dickinson State (N.D.) 43, Presentation (S.D.) 21 - FINAL
Week No. 5 - Sept. 26 - (15) Valley City State (N.D.) @ Dickinson State (N.D.) - 3 p.m. (CST)/2 p.m. (MST)
Week No. 6 - Oct. 3 - TBA

Nick Huntimer, North Star Athletic Association Sports Information Director