Sep 7th, 2012 @ 11:31 pm | Author: Football Sports Information
The Vikings host former DAC rival Mayville State in the home opener this Saturday at 1:00 pm at Shelly Ellig Field. VCSU is now 0-1 after a 49-7 defeat from Morningside College. Mayville State is 1-0 after they opened their season on the road defeating Dakota College 46-6. Valley City won both contests in the 2011 season defeating the Comets 52-20 and 28-14, respectively.
SR QB Tommy Zinke finished 15-32 for 194 yards while JR WR Charles King caught four balls for 91 yards. Defensively, SRs Aaron Freije and Alex Hooey led the Vikings defense with 10 tackles each.
In the Comets first contest they were led by JR Dominique Bradley with 148 yards on 21 carries with 3 touchdowns. SR QB Tanner Carpenter was 7 for 12 passing for 215 yards with 2 touchdowns. JR WR Taylor Kunkel caught 5 balls for 172 yards and added a touchdown. Defensively the Comets were led in tackles by SO LB Jacob Grosz who had 10 and JR LB Justin Popovich who added 8.
The Vikes remain ranked 17th in the NAIA national football poll after the loss to Morningside and after a 9-2 season a year ago.
2012 Viking NAIA Rankings
Ranks Number 1 in Division I in Total Sacks Against (1.000)
Ranks Number 3 in Division I in Sacks Against (1.000)
Ranks Number 30 in Division I in Pass Offense per game (194.000)
Ranks Number 45 in Division I in 4th Down Conv. (38.500)
Ranks Number 47 in Division I in Pass Efficiency (97.800)
2012 Individual Rankings
Fontayne Fuga Ranks Number 13 in Division I in Sacks per Game (1.000)
Tommy Zinke Ranks Number 25 in Division I in Passing Yds per Game (194.000)
Charles King II Ranks Number 25 in Division I in Receive Yds per Game (86.000)
Aaron Freije Ranks Number 33 in Division I Tackles (All positions) per game (10.000)
Alex Hooey Ranks Number 33 in Division I Tackles (All positions) per game (10.000)
Colby Lum Ranks Number 40 in Division I in Total Kick Off Returns (70)