Football Keeps Hopes Alive for High Finish in A-R-C

Nov 9, 2019

BOX SCORE vs. Buena Vista University

DUBUQUE, Iowa - The University of Dubuque football team kept their hopes alive on Saturday for a high finish in the American Rivers Conference standings. The Spartans would score in every quarter on Saturday to improve to 5-2 in the A-R-C and 6-3 overall. Unbeaten Wartburg College would lose in overtime to Central College 57-56, setting the stage for a possible tie at the top of the league standings with just one game left in the conference regular season.

Current league standings:
Central College - 6-1
#7 Wartburg College - 6-1
University of Dubuque - 5-2
Coe College - 5-2
Loras College - 4-3
Simpson College - 3-4
Nebraska Wesleyan - 1-6
Luther College - 1-6
Buena Vista University - 1-7

Nov. 16 Schedules:
Luther at Simpson
Central at Coe
Loras at Wartburg
UD at Nebraska Wesleyan
BV has a bye week

Senior Day at UD highlighted 15 student-athletes in pregame festivities, but it was a freshman who garnered over 200 of the Spartans 259 yards rushing on the afternoon. The Spartans will finish with their fifth consecutive winning season in 2019. The group of talented seniors will be looking to add one more win to finish their four years at UD with 28 wins and just 12 losses. It’s speaks about consistency to have quality upperclassmen leading the way for the Spartans. This group of 15 seniors have enjoyed success in keeping “The Key” over the Loras Duhawks during their careers as Spartans, by winning 60-22, 27-24, 49-42, and 37-31 and claiming their ninth in a row in 2019!

Kordell Stillmunkes carried the ball 25 times and finished with 202 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Sean Duffy completed 13-21 pass attempts for 168 yards and two touchdowns; one 12 yard grab to Adam Rothas in the second quarter and one to Elliott Pipkin from 17 yards in the final quarter. Emanuel Jenkins led the receivers with five catches for 70 yards.

The Spartans held the Beavers to 82 yards on the ground and 199 yards in the air. UD finished the day with 427 total yards and would collect 26 first downs. UD held the margin in time of possession 35:27 to BV's 24:33. UD scored on three of five red zone opportunities. 

UD will travel for their final game to Lincoln, Nebr. where they will face the Nebraska Wesleyan University Prairiewolves for a 1 p.m. kick-off on Nov. 16. NWU lost to the Luther College Norse who garnered their first win of the conference season 35-34 after NWU missed an extra point at 3:17 left in the game.