Football Dominates Ground Game in Road Victory

Oct 14, 2017

BOX SCORE vs. Nebraska Wesleyan Univ.

LINCOLN, Neb. - The University of Dubuque football team was anxious to stop the two game skid, Saturday the Spartans pounded the ground game and out gained the host Prairiewolves 451-57. UD finished the afternoon with 651 total yards in the 42-27 road victory to even their IIAC mark at 2-2.

The Spartan offense scored in every quarter, but it was the UD defense which caused five turnovers to help secure the contest. Michael Joseph led with another multiple interception game with three to extend his season total to eight. He finished with six tackles and three pass breakups. Derek Trotter led UD in tackles with nine including one forced fumble and a pass breakup. Logan Benter added six tackles, but led Spartans with three quarterback hurries. The Spartans scored 14 points off turnovers.

UD's offense was led by the duo running back of Maurece Herrion,20 carries for 215 yards, and Dwayne Allen Jr. who rushed 15 times for 213 yards and four touchdowns for an average of 14.2 yards a carry. He finished the afternoon with touchdown runs of eight yards and 71 yards in the first quarter; a 20 yard TD run in the third quarter; and a 51 yard TD in the fourth quarter. Quarterback Conor Feckley completed 7-22 pass attempts for 200 yards. He found Dylan Schultz on a 29 yard TD in the second quarter and Emmanuel Jenkins in the next series for an 81 yard TD pass. Jenkins led the Spartans in receiving with three for 113 yards.

The Spartans (4-2 overall, 2-2 in IIAC) return home to face the Simpson College Storm on homecoming next week. The Storm's game was hampered by weather on Saturday and was delayed until 7:30 p.m. for a re-start. 


Saturday, October 21

Homecoming Registration - Spartan Welcome Center
8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. | American Trust Lounge, Heritage Center

Class of 1968 & 1993 Planning Meeting
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. | Room 207, Heritage Center

Alumni Recognition Brunch
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Straatmeyer Rehearsal Room, Heritage Center 
Join President Bullock as we honor Alumni/ae Achievement Award recipients. This year’s honorees are:

  • Alumnus of Distinction: Richard “Dick” Svrluga C’71
  • Award of Merit: Charity Edgar C’07, Matthew Metelak C’11
  • Professional Achievement: Thaddeus Foucher C’78
  • Service to Community: Rick Wallace C’81
  • Veterans Award for Distinguished Service: Richard “Ernie” Goebel C’82
  • Volunteer Recognition: Lenis “Lenny” Weih C’67

Campus Tour
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | American Trust Lounge, Heritage Center

Homecoming Registration – Tailgate Central 
11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. | Chalmers Field Tent 

Spartan Fest! – University Tailgate
11:30 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. | Under the Big Tent, Upper Finley Parking Lot
It’s a Spartan Festival!! Ramp up your Spartan Spirit before the football game and visit with classmates, friends, and the UD community. Bring the whole family for a fun afternoon – enjoy inflatable obstacle courses, games, competitions, and activities. Get game day ready and stop by the face painting and tattoo station, while enjoying live music!

Organizations hosting tailgate tents this year include: 
Black Alumni and Black Student Union 
- Mu Sigma Beta Fraternity 
Interested in hosting a tailgate tent for your organization? 
Contact the UD Alumni Office at

NEW THIS YEAR…it’s not a festival without FOOD TRUCKS! Local vendors will be on campus serving up your favorites!

  • 1st and Main
  • Catfish Charlies
  • Habits Coffee & Mini Donut Co.
  • Magoo's Pizza
  • Mi Ranchito

Spartan Volleyball Game
Noon | Stoltz Gymnasium

Alumni Choir Rehearsal
12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. | Aitchison Welch Choral Rehearsal Room, Heritage Center

Spartan Football Game vs. Simpson Storm
2:00 p.m. | Chalmers Field
Show your Spartan Spirit and wear your favorite Spartan Blue attire for an exciting football game as our Spartans take on Simpson Storm. During half-time, join us in congratulating the 2017 Alumni/ae Achievement Award recipients. Prior to the game we will recognize, Ernie Goebel and Johnathan James as they participate in the flag raising ceremony.

Spartan Nation Reunion
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 
Spartan Fest continues immediately following the football game for an All Alumni Reunion! Join us under the "Big Tent" at Champps Americana as we gather with fellow Spartans for a great Homecoming celebration. This is the perfect opportunity to mingle with alums and enjoy refreshing beverages and tasty food at one of our favorite spots.  Dinner included, a private cash bar will be available throughout the evening.