|September 20, 2003||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
|UND||TD||11:19||Adam Roland 37 Yd Run (Jeff Glas kick)|
|NEW||FG||05:24||FREEMAN 18 Yd|
|UND||TD||02:14||Travis Lueck 35 Yd Pass From John Bowenkamp (Jeff Glas kick)|
|UND||TD||07:57||W. Stattelman 9 Yd Pass From John Bowenkamp (Jeff Glas kick)|
|UND||TD||03:47||Caleb Johnson 9 Yd Pass From John Bowenkamp (Jeff Glas kick)|
|UND||TD||13:28||John Bowenkamp 4 Yd Run (Jeff Glas kick)|
|NEW||TD||12:23||BROWN 14 Yd Pass From SHEALY (FREEMAN missed kick)|
|UND||TD||11:22||Brandon Strouth 35 Yd Pass From John Bowenkamp (Jeff Glas kick)|
|NEW||TD||07:24||ZIMMERMAN 5 Yd Pass From SHEALY|
|NEW||TD||00:49||HIGGINS 54 Yd Pass From SHEALY|
|Stats at a Glance||NEW||UND|
|3rd Down Conversions||4-16||8-15|
|4th Down Conversions||2-3||0-0|
|Passing (Comp-Att)||298 (22-37)||235 (13-20)|
|Rushing (Att)||28 (37)||149 (43)|
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - The UND football team used six sacks and two goalline stands to fend off visiting non-conference opponent Newberry College, 42-23, on Saturday. The Sioux defense allowed just 28 net yards rushing and had three straight sacks at one point in the first half to keep Newberry reeling.
John Bowenkamp threw four touchdown passes and ran for another as the Sioux closed-out their non-conference schedule with a 2-1 mark. Junior tailback Adam Roland gained 89 yards on the ground, including a 37-yard touchdown run in the first quarter, giving him four rushing touchdowns for the season.
Roland's touchdown put UND ahead, 7-0 and the Sioux defense made a statement on the ensuing possession. With a first-and-goal at the UND 2-yardline, Newberry was primed to even the score. Three straight stops were made as Newberry tried to pile through the defensive line, forcing Newberry to settle for a field goal and a 7-3 score.
After the teams traded possessions, UND punt returner Travis Lueck rattled-off 19 yards to put the Sioux in Newberry territory. On the first play of the drive, Bowenkamp hit Lueck on a play action pass as he slipped past the Newberry secondary for a 35-yard touchdown and a 14-3 UND lead.
In the next series for Newberry, Jeff Momerak (1 sack), Zach Babington-Johnson (.5 sack) and Troy Newhouse (1.5 sacks) teamed-up to bury Newberry quarterback Brian Shealy (Leesville, S.C.) three straight times to force a punt situation. The UND defense contained Shealy (14 rushes for -31 yards), who had run for 105 yards on five attempts one week prior.
UND would add another touchdown in the second quarter when Bowenkamp hooked-up with Willis Stattelman for a 9-yard touchdown. Newberry would mount a drive as the first half drew to a close, but came away empty as Justin Freeman's 28-yard field goal was wide left.
Newberry got a blocked punt to give it excellent field position for its first possession of the second half. On fourth-and-goal at the 1-yardline, the Sioux defense again came up big, stuffing Sherel Anderson (West Columbia, S.C.) and giving UND the ball back deep in its own territory.
UND would mount together a 14-play, 99-yard drive that ate-up 7:39 off the clock and virtually took the wind out of Newberry's chances for a comeback. The drive was capped by a 9-yard touchdown strike from Bowenkamp to Caleb Johnson to make the score 28-3.
Bowenkamp ended the next UND drive with his first career rushing touchdown, scrambling four yards to make it a 35-3 game.
Newberry came right back and Shealy completed three passes for 60 yards on the next drive to make the score 35-9. Newberry tried for a two-point conversion, but was unsuccessful.
All the bounces went UND's way on this afternoon, as witnessed by the next UND drive. On a second-and-nine play from the UND 40-yardline, Bowenkmap hit Stattelman for a short gain. Stattelman broke a few tackles and marched up the Newberry sidelines before he was stripped from behind, popping the ball loose at the Newberry 35-yardline, where Brandon Strouth recovered in stride with nobody in front of him, dancing 35 yards for the score and a 42-9 Sioux lead.
Newberry would get two late touchdowns to close to 42-23, but it was not enough. Wideout Derrick Higgins (Darlington, S.C.) scored another touchdown in the contest, giving him one in each of his first three collegiate football games. His score, a 54-yard reception, gives him six on the year, two shy of the season record. Fellow receiver Tymere Zimmerman (Bennettsville, S.C.) led the game with 111 yards receiving with one touchdown on seven catches. Newberry falls to 1-2 with the loss.
Digger Anderson led the Sioux with nine solo tackles, three for loss. Troy Newhouse had seven total tackles, including three sacks and a quarterback hurry. Freshman Jason Hoffschneider added five tackles and an interception for the Sioux.
UND will host Augustana College on Sat., Sept. 27 for Homecoming as the Sioux open conference play. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. at the Alerus Center. The Indians take a week off before opening South Atlantic Conference play at home against Lenoir-Rhyne College on Oct. 4. Game time is set for 7 p.m. on Homecoming Night, 2003.
(Release Courtesy of University of North Dakota Sports Information)