Doane held Dakota Wesleyan to just one field goal in the first quarter and pitched a shutout the rest of the way in a 30-3 victory Saturday in Mitchell, South Dakota.
Doane's Seth Majerus intercepted a pass on the first play of the game and returned it 18 yards for a touchdown. He added two more interceptions in the first half.
Majerus had the only offensive touchdown of the day for the Tigers as well, pulling in a 10-yard pass in the second quarter. AJ Allen put the last points on the board for Doane, a 35-yard interception returned for a touchdown in the fourth quarter.
Doane (5-4, 4-4 GPAC) closes out the season Nov. 10 against Concordia. Dakota Wesleyan fell to 2-8 (1-7).
Northwestern 42, Concordia 28: Northwestern (8-1, 7-1 GPAC) scored all the points it needed in the first three quarters — getting two touchdowns in each period — and withstood a too-little, too-late rally from Concordia in Seward. No. 6 Northwestern's Jacob Kalogonis rushed for 147 yards and three touchdowns and added a receiving TD. Andrew Perea was 24-for-55 passing for 455 yards (a single-game school record) and three touchdowns for the Bulldogs (3-6, 2-6).
Morningside 63, Dordt 21: Top-ranked Morningside (10-0, 8-0 GPAC) rolled to a 56-14 halftime lead in a dominating performance in Sioux City, Iowa. The Mustangs accumulated 620 yards of offense against Dordt (6-3, 5-3).
Briar Cliff 42, Midland 20: Briar Cliff rushed for 247 yards and outscored Midland 21-7 in the second half in Sioux City, Iowa, to upset the 22nd-ranked Warriors. Briar Cliff (6-4, 4-4 GPAC) got 150 yards on the ground from Noah Ylagan, a workhorse with 37 carries. Brad Cagle threw for three touchdowns. Keenan Smith rushed for 85 yards and two TDs for Midland (7-3, 5-3).
Jamestown 41, Hastings 39: Jamestown and Hastings traded scores all game long in Hastings. The Jimmies (3-7, 2-6 GPAC) held the ball for nearly 36 minutes and had 32 first downs. Tahj Willingham ran for 106 yards and Tyree Nesmith added 104 for Hastings (4-6, 2-6).
Chadron State 50, South Dakota Mines 46: Chadron State (7-2, 7-2 RMAC) scored 43 of its points in the first and fourth quarters to survive a wild one against the Hardrockers (4-6, 3-6) in Rapid City, South Dakota. Chadron State led 22-6 after one quarter on the strength of two Kevin Coy rushing touchdowns. Coy finished with 209 of the Eagles' 351 yards rushing. The Eagles trailed 43-29 in the fourth quarter, but Stevann Brown had a pair of rushing TDs in the Eagles' 21-point fourth.
Culver-Stockton 38, Peru State 35: Culver-Stockton scored 17 unanswered points while holding Peru State to seven points in the second half to win the Heart of America North Division contest at the Oak Bowl. Both teams are now 3-7 overall and 1-3 in the division. Bobcat quarterback Dan Boshart had 248 total yards, rushing for 176 yards with a score and throwing for 62 yards. DeOndrae Mayo added 16 carries for 120 yards as Peru State's leading back and Colton Audsley had 34 yards on 10 carries with two touchdowns.
Wayne State 42, Upper Iowa 35: Wayne state erased a 21-0 first-half deficit by scoring 42 straight points to win in Fayette, Iowa. Early in the second quarter, Aaron Wright's 84-yard kickoff return for a touchdown got Wayne State started. Nicholas Joynt fell on a blocked punt early in the second half to put the Wildcats (3-7 overall and NSIC) ahead of Upper Iowa (3-7, 3-7) to stay. Wayne State won despite being outgained by 275 yards.
Missouri Western 25, Nebraska-Kearney 17: Nebraska-Kearney blew a 17-6 first half lead, as Missouri Western used 19 unanswered points to take down the Lopers in Kearney. Darrius Webb had 117 yards and touchdown for the Lopers (4-6 overall and MIAA). Missouri Western (6-4, 6-4) held UNK to just 93 passing yards.