FARGO, ND- The Dickinson State University Football team earned a rematch against Dakota State University, the only NSAA team to beat the Blue Hawks this season, and defeated the Trojans 49-30 in the NSAA Bowl held at the FargoDome.
Dickinson State outscored the Trojans in every quarter except the third when both teams scored seven points. The Blue Hawks outscored the Trojans 21-7 in the first, 14-10 in the second and 7-6 in the fourth to win the rematch game 49-30.
The Blue Hawks got on the board on their first drive after a 48 yard touchdown run by Tray Boone followed by a two-point conversion to put the Blue Hawks up 8-0. Later in the first, Robert Sterling connected on a 29 yard touchdown pass to Austin Brown to put the Blue Hawks up 14-0. After a Trojan score, Jamion Lindsey added to the score with a 53 yard touchdown catch from Kaler Ray to put the Blue Hawks up 21-7 after one quarter.
In the second quarter, Joshua Perry-Kruse caught a 18 yard touchdown pass from Ray to put the Blue Hawks up 28-7. Dakota State then scored 10 points before Seth Ewoniuk was on the receiving end of a Ray 23 yard touchdown pass to increase the Blue Hawks lead to 35-17.
Brown socred his second touchdown of the day on a 31 yard pass from Ray after the Trojans scored a touchdown to put the Blue Hawks up 42-24 after three quarters.
In the final quarter, the Trojans scored another touchdown but was short lived when Boone scored on a two yard run where he did a complete flip over the defender and the goal line to put the Blue Hawks up 49-30.
Boone's touchdown run was later named the top play on SportsCenter Sunday night.
With the win, Dickinson State is now in a waiting game to see if they will be selected into the NAIA post-season tournament. The Blue Hawks have a bye this week and if they are in the top 20 teams in the NAIA after next weeks final poll, Dickinson State will once again be in the NAIA playoffs.
While the Blue Hawks wait for the final NAIA Poll to be released on Sunday, November 15th, Dickinson State looks back on a great regular season finishing 8-2 overall and winning the NSAA Championship with a 5-1 record.