Viking football # 25 brings down peacocks on Viking days

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Top of Iowa

0-6, 0-6


Augustane (SD)

5-1, 5-1

Score by quarters
Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th F
Top of Iowa
6 0 7 7 20
Augustane (SD)
7 17 7 6 37

Game Recap: Football |

SIOUX FALLS, SD – Sean Engel totaled 10 receptions for 153 yards and three touchdowns as the Augustana football team won 37-20 over Upper Iowa on Saturday during Viking Days inside Kirkeby-Over Stadium.

Augustana, ranked No. 25 in the AFCA coaching poll, drops to 5-1 on the season while Upper Iowa drops to 0-6. This is Augustana’s ninth consecutive home win, a streak that started the weekend as the third best in the country.

Augustana’s defense, led by the nation’s best rushing offense, allowed just 35 rushing yards. Additionally, the Vikings reached the Upper Iowa quarterback five times, sacking for a 43-yard loss.

The game started quickly as it was in the blink of an eye and the Vikings were on the scoreboard. It was a 68-yard touchdown pass from kyle saddler in Engel. The point attempt after de Ben Limbourg made 7-0.

The Peacocks fired back in their first practice and scored on a 17-yard touchdown pass, but after the PAT failed, AU maintained a 7-6 lead.

This turned out to be the score in a first quarter full of penalties. Limburg extended the lead to 10-6 early in the second quarter with a 44-yard field goal.

In her second practice of the second quarter, Augustana once again used a one-game practice to get on the scoreboard. This time it was a 54-yard touchdown reception by Devon jones of Saddler as the AU took the lead 17-6.

Augustana struck one last time in the half, an 8-play, 90-yard practice saw Augustana lead 24-6 in intermission as Engel and Saddler connected again, this time just one touchdown. nine yards.

Just like the start of the game, the first game of the second half was marked by a touchdown. However, this time it was for UIU. Zach Reader threw an 81-yard touchdown at DJ Emsweller, which also turned out to be the first time the Vikings have been scored in the third quarter in 2021.

Augustana fought back in his ensuing practice, again a Saddler touchdown at Engel. This time it was a 7-game, 65-yard practice over 3:03 of playing time as Engel caught the pass, got on the sideline and ducked into the end zone for advance 31-13.

Limburg netted that third basket of the game with 11:08 to go when he split the amounts on a 36-yard attempt to extend Augustana’s lead to 34-13.

Upper Iowa had another scoring drive, a 12-play, 75-yard drive that consumed 5:11 of playing time to shoot under 14 points at 34-20. However, Augustana kept the pressure on and saw Limburg connect on one final basket, this time a 19-yard chip shot, to push the final score to 37-20.

Saddler pitched for a season-high 377 yards with four TDs against no interceptions. Engel had a record 153 receiving yards and all three touchdowns while the fourth touchdown was the second quarter pass to Jones. The precipitous attack on Augustana was again carried out by Jarod epperson and his 62 yards.

Peyton buckley notched his fourth NSIC-best interception of 2021 as Eli Weber led the defense with eight tackles. He totaled four tackles for a loss, totaling 21 yards and also registered 1.5 sacks. The bags also came from Ryan wesp, Grayson Diepenbrock, Sam roble and Haden wallace.

The Vikings travel to Wayne State on Saturday for a 1 p.m. kickoff in a team battle for first place. Wayne State and Augustana have identical 5-1 records in 2021.


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