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Battle, Fabian, Defense Come Up Big, Drop Trojan

Sep. 15, 2002 8:04 PM | Author: Viking Sports Information | Updated: Sep. 15th, 2002 8:10 PM
The Vikings (2-0) won the Dakota Athletic Conference opener even though Dakota State had the ball for more than half the game. Fabian threw for 220 yards and rushed for 60 yards.

The Defense also stood strong limiting the Trojans passing game while posting the shutout.

Fabian accounted for five touchdowns as the Junior found Steve Battle three times on scores of 2, 35, and 25 yards out. He also rushed for touchdowns from 44 and nine yards out. Meanwhile, Battle caught 10 passes for 115 yards to go along with his three scores. He also opened the game with a 98 yard kickoff return for a touchdown.

Jesse Zwegzig rushed for 118 yards for Dakota State (0-1), which had nearly 40 minutes in possession time.

Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Score
----------------- -- -- -- -- -----
Dakota State........ 0 0 0 0 - 0 Record: (0-2,0-1)
VCSU Vikings........ 12 13 7 7 - 39 Record: (2-0,1-0)



Scoring Summary:
1st 14:42 VCSU - Steve Battle 98 yd kickoff return (J. Dukes kick failed), , DASU 0 - VCSU 6
00:26 VCSU - Mark Fabian 44 yd run (Mark Fabian pass failed), 6-67 0:40, DASU 0 - VCSU 12
2nd 14:54 VCSU - Steve Battle 2 yd pass from Mark Fabian (J. Dukes kick failed), 2-2 0:00, DASU 0 - VCSU 18
00:56 VCSU - Steve Battle 35 yd pass from Mark Fabian (J. Dukes kick), 3-59 0:43, DASU 0 - VCSU 25
3rd 03:34 VCSU - Steve Battle 24 yd pass from Mark Fabian (J. Dukes kick), 4-78 3:41, DASU 0 - VCSU 32
4th 10:00 VCSU - Mark Fabian 9 yd run (J. Dukes kick), 1-59 1:47, DASU 0 - VCSU 39



DASU VCSU
FIRST DOWNS................... 17 19
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)............ 41-151 25-200
PASSING YDS (NET)............. 72 220
Passes Att-Comp-Int........... 22-6-1 33-18-1
TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS..... 63-223 58-420
Fumble Returns-Yards.......... 0-0 1-29
Punt Returns-Yards............ 1-0 1-3
Kickoff Returns-Yards......... 6-96 1-98
Interception Returns-Yards.... 1-0 1-12
Punts (Number-Avg)............ 7-31.4 2-33.0
Fumbles-Lost.................. 1-1 0-0
Penalties-Yards............... 9-94 7-63
Possession Time............... 39:58 17:29
Sacks By: Number-Yards........ 0-0 3-6

RUSHING: Dakota State-Jesse Zwetzig 31-118; Corey Pride 1-16; Nefu Mageo 3-9; Tom Nielsen
6-8. VCSU Vikings-Mark Fabian 3-69; T. Johnson 7-54; K. Walker 7-46; J. Newton 4-19; J. Oster 4-12.

PASSING: Dakota State-Tom Nielsen 6-22-1-72. VCSU Vikings-Mark Fabian 18-33-1-220.

RECEIVING: Dakota State-Tyler Vogt 4-59; Tommy Hofer 2-13. VCSU Vikings-Steve Battle 10-115;
N. Payne 4-82; K. Kuznia 2-26; T. Johnson 1-9; J. Oster 1-1.

INTERCEPTIONS: Dakota State-P.Lutu-Carroll 1-0. VCSU Vikings-S. Williams 1-12.

FUMBLES: Dakota State-Tom Nielsen 1-1. VCSU Vikings-None.
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