Football Remains Unbeaten Against Pacific with 21-10 Win
Sep 8, 2018
FOREST GROVE, Ore. - The University of Dubuque football earned their first victory of the 2018 season on Saturday night on the road against the Pacific University Boxers by a 21-10 margin to improve to 5-0 overall against the hosts.
The Spartans jumped out quickly when Dwayne Allen Jr. out ran the Boxer defense on the second play of the game with a 74 yard touchdown scamper to put the Spartans in the lead 7-0. Early in the second period the Boxers responded on a 15 yard touchdown pass to even the contest at 7-7. As time was expring in the first half, quarterback Sean Duffy found Emanuel Jenkins in the endzone on a 10 yard pass play to re-take the lead, 13-7 after a blocked extra point with 1:13 remaining. The only scoring in the third period was a field goal by the Boxers to slice the Spartan lead to 13-10. Allen Jr. would find the endzone once more on a six yard run in the fourth after several penalties were called in the extra point attempt and he converted on a two point conversion by running up the middle for the two point play and extending the Spartans to the final 21-10 road win.
Dwayne Allen Jr would end the night with 37 carries for 228 yards and two TD's. Sean Duffy completed 13-26 passing attempts for 103 yards with his favorite target being Jenkins who grabbed eight catches for 81 yards and a score. The Spartans finished with 328 yards of offense and held the Boxers to 285 total yards.
Blaze Barista led with 10 tackles as Jacob Owens added nine and Marshon Crowder had eight. The Spartans compiled five sacks in losses for 34 yards, Crowder led with 1.5 sacks. UD forced two fumbles one by Liam Kenney and one by Quincey Topel.
Andy Vujnovich punted five times for 201 yards for an average of 40.2 yards per kick. UD led in possession time 30:59 to Pacific's 29:01. The Spartans scored on both red zone chances and would gain eight points off turnovers in the victory.
UD (1-1 overall) will open American Rivers Conference play next week on the road at Coe College (1-1) in Cedar Rapids, Iowa with a 1 p.m. kick-off. Coe lost their opener on Sept. 1 to Augustana College by a 7-26 margin, but rebounded this week against the Cornell College Rams in a 42-7 romp. They finished with 437 total yards against the Rams with quarterback Quentin White completing 14-19 pass attempts for 234 yards.