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FB: Vikings vs Hardrockers Preview

Sep 27th, 2012 @ 9:02 am | Author: Viking Sports Admin
FB: Vikings vs Hardrockers Preview
The Valley City State Vikings host the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology Hardrockers this Saturday for Homecoming Weekend. The Vikings achieved their third straight victory over Jamestown College last weekend moving them to 3-1 on the season. The Hardrockers are off to a tough start after a 21-48 loss to William Jewell College last weekend which moved them to 0-4. The Homecoming Football Game is set for 1pm at Lokken Stadium.

Viking Highlightsö
The Vikings are ranked 21st in the NAIA in the most recent poll
Aaron Freije (SR, DL, West Fargo, ND) was named as a defensive player of the week by Beyond Sports Network (BSN). Freije had 15 tackles and three sacks in the Viking win over Jamestown College last week
Vikings currently rank number 10 in Division I in Total Sacks (13)
Rank number 28 in Pass Efficiency (132.3)
Aaron Freije ranks number six in Division I in Tackles per Game (12.3)
Derek Elliot (JR, RB, Valley City, ND) ranks number 10 in Total Scoring (6 TDS)
Ken Eliacin (SR, TE, Miami, FL) ranks number 15 in Total Receive YDS (349)

JC leftoversö
The Vikings finished with 233 yards of total offense, rushed for 129 on the ground and Tommy Zinke threw for 104
Vikings third consecutive win after an opening day loss to No. 4 Morningside College

SDMT Scouting Reportö
The Hardrockers racked up 394 yards of offense in their 21-48 loss last weekend to NCAA Division II William Jewell Cardinals
Senior Jamel Rover tallied 113 yards rushing on 15 carries and sophomore Chris Sawdey added 80 yards on five carries
Freshman Evan Sanders and sophomore Mike Zanutto split time at the QB position. Sanders completed 19-32 passes for 133 yards and recorded on interception

Stats at a Glanceö
Overall Record
VCSU 3-1
SDMT 0-4
Conference Record
VCSU 3-0
SDMT 0-0
Total Offense Yards
VCSU-1612
SDMT-1062
Rushing Yards
VCSU-556
SDMT-492
Passing Yards
VCSU-678
SDMT-570

Top Performers
Rushing
VCSU-T. Cino (225yds)
SDMT-J. Rover (263yds)
Passing
VCSU-T. Zinke (169.5avg)
SDMT-M. Zanutto (381yds)
Receiving
VCSU-K. Eliacin (19)
SDMT-M. Davis (14)
Tackles
VCSU-A. Freije (49)
SDMT-L. Van Laecken (34)
Sacks
VCSU-A. Freiji (4)
SDMT-P. Shaw (3)

Homecoming Weekend Highlights

Friday, September 28th
2:30pm-Alumni Welcome Back Ice Cream Social (2nd floor McFarland Hall)
5:00pm-Meet and Greet Hall of Fame Social (VCSU Student Center Cafeteria)
6:00pm-Hall of Fame Banquet (VCSU Student Center Cafeteria)
7:00pm-Reunion and Alumni Social (VFW Club)

Saturday, September 29th
9:00am-Alumni Honors Breakfast (VCSU Student Center Cafeteria)
11:00am-Homecoming Parade
12:00pm-Tailgating Opportunities (Shelly Ellig Field)
1:00pm-Kickoff (Hall of Fame inductees will be introduced at half time)
4:00pm-Post game Social (Valley City Town and Country Club)
10:00pm-College and Alumni Dance (TBD)

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