North Dakota State College of Science continued its dominance at home, holding Dakota College – Bottineau to just 186 yards in a 20-6 win Saturday at Frank Vertin Field in Wahpeton. It was the Wildcats fourth consecutive home win and 21st win in their last 23 games in Wahpeton.
North Dakota State College of Science bounced back from its first loss of the season with a 31-20 win over Concordia JV on Sunday in Moorhead, Minnesota. The Wildcats dominated the line of scrimmage, rushing for 322 yards on 41 attempts as a team. Phillips led the way with 177 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 14 rushes. Kordell Ellis added 79 yards on just six attempts.
Sophomore offensive lineman Nick Radunz and sophomore kicker Spencer Skeesick were both honored by the MCAC for their season-opening performances. Radunz was named the MCAC Western Division Lineman of the Week. Skeesick was named the MCAC Western Division Special Teams Player of the Week.
Adversity engulfed the first half of North Dakota State College of Science’s season-opener against MCAC foe Fond du Lac.
After falling into a 14-point deficit, the Wildcats then watched as 13-year old Gabe Issendorf, the son of NDSCS Head Coach Eric Issendorf, was carted off the field and taken away in an ambulance following a sideline collision.
But, NDSCS proved its resilience.
Scoring 38 of the game’s final 52 points, the Wildcats erased a two-touchdown deficit behind a furious fourth quarter rally to top Fond du Lac 38-28 on Saturday at Frank Vertin Field.
Last Saturday while students and families were adjusting to life on campus, NDSCS Football was trying to do its part to ease the stress of moving to college by helping students transport their belongings from vehicles to the dorms.
In his second year at NDSCS, helping students in their transition to on-campus life is something that Coach Eric Issendorf feels strongly about.
North Dakota State College of Science enters the 2019 season receiving votes in the Preseason NJCAA Football Top 20 Poll, released earlier this month.
The Wildcats finished 27th in voting with five points, trailing national power Trinity Valley by 10 points for the final spot in the top 20.