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IIAC Roundup: Week 7

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Four programs have won an Iowa Conference championship since 1997.

Wartburg is one and this year’s Knights have played the other three already in the first three weeks of IIAC competition. They’re 3-0 by a combined 121-23.

The Knights were dominant again Saturday, while Buena Vista had another big offensive day to remain unbeaten in league play.

The picture is getting a little clearer as we approach the halfway point of the conference slate.

Standings

Wartburg (3-0, 6-0)
Buena Vista (3-0, 4-2)
Central (2-1, 4-2)
Coe (2-1, 3-3)
Luther (1-2, 4-2)
Dubuque (1-2, 2-4)
Simpson (0-3, 3-3)
Loras (0-3, 1-5)

Game Recaps

Buena Vista 48, Luther 41

STORM LAKE, Iowa — The Beavers and Norse racked up a combined 1,073 yards and 89 points — 35 in the fourth quarter — in a shootout that saw BV prevail. A 14-0 second-quarter allowed Buena Vista to pull away after trailing twice in the opening quarter. Dylan Barrett ran for a career-high 264 yards and two touchdowns on 42 carries (6.3 average) for BV, while Bobby Brown completed 76 percent of his passes (19-of-25) for 253 yards, four touchdowns and a pick. Buena Vista has won four straight, averaging 47.3 points after totaling 12 in two losses to begin the season. The Norse, meanwhile, have dropped two straight after a 4-0 start.

Luther (4-2, 1-2) 13 0 7 21 — 41
Buena Vista (4-2, 3-0) 14 14 7 13 — 48

L — Hain 80 pass from Sirios (Knutson kick blocked) (14:41 1st, 6-0)
BV — Gilland 22 pass from Brown (Stolen kick) (10:36 1st, 6-7)
L — Vos 70 run (Knutson kick) (8:45 1st, 13-7)
BV — Setiz 5 pass from Brown (Stolen kick) (5:11 1st, 13-14)
BV — Barrett 7 run (Stolen kick) (12:41 2nd, 13-21)
BV — Gilland 43 pass from Brown (Stolen kick) (1:41 2nd, 13-28)
L — Sirios 40 run (Knutson kick) (8:53 3rd, 20-28)
BV — Cave 20 pass from Brown (Stolen kick) (4:12 3rd, 20-35)
L — Sirios 24 run (Knutson kick) (14:29 4th, 27-35)
BV — Barrett 1 run (Stolen kick) (11:00 4th, 27-42)
L — Sirios 3 run (Knutson kick) (7:42 4th, 34-42)
BV — FG Stolen 32 (3:35 4th, 34-45)
BV — FG Stolen 30 (2:26 4th, 34-48)
L — Vos 6 run (Knutson kick) (0:43 4th, 41-48)

Individual Leaders

Rushing — Luther: Sirios 22-145-3, Vos 13-113-2; Buena Vista: Barrett 42-264-2, Brown 6-22

Passing — Luther: Sirios 5-9-120-1; Buena Vista: Brown 19-25-253-4

Receiving — Luther: Hain 1-80-1, Cochrane 3-24; Buena Vista: Gilland 7-116-2, Cave 6-72-1

Tackles — Luther: Larson 12, Saemisch 8; Buena Vista: Van Wechel 12, Schwartz 9 (1 TFL)

Attendance — 3,400

Central 41, Loras 14

PELLA, Iowa — The Dutch jumped out to a 24-0 halftime lead and rolled to a second straight double-digit IIAC victory after a humbling homecoming defeat to Wartburg in the opener. Aaron Eisler was 24-of-35 for 302 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions, while Josh Osborn ran for 130 yards and three scores. Sam Markham was one catch shy of a school record with 11 for 184 yards and a touchdown. Central held the ball for nearly two-thirds of the contest (38:13).

Loras (1-5, 0-3) 0 0 7 7 — 14
Central (4-2, 2-1) 14 10 3 14 — 41

C — Osborn 1 run (Sheldon kick) (7:48 1st, 0-7)
C — Markham 16 pass from Eiseler (Sheldon kick) (5:28 1st, 0-14)
C — B. Boerm 24 pass from Eiseler (Sheldon kick) (9:58 2nd, 0-21)
C — FG Sheldon 41 (0:40 2nd, 0-24)
L — Willis 5 pass from Kelly (Quigley kick) (4:17 3rd, 7-24)
C — FG Sheldon 36 (0:13 3rd, 7-27)
L — Davis 3 pass from Kelly (Quigley kick) (10:31 4th, 14-27)
C — Osborn 3 run (Sheldon kick) (7:14 4th, 14-34)
C — Osborn 41 run (Sheldon kick) (6:19 4th, 14-41)

Individual Leaders

Rushing — Loras: Smith 21-55, Willis 2-8; Central: Osborn 27-130, Cox 1-8

Passing — Loras: Kelly 17-34-240-2; Central: Eiseler 24-35-302-2, Stochl 2-2-19

Receiving — Loras: Even 5-90, Willis 3-46-1; Central: Markham 11-184-1, B. Boerm 3-46-1

Tackles — Loras: Canevello 16, Harridge 15; Central: Tune 9, Carlson 8, Peterson 8

Attendance — 1,000

Coe 35, Simpson 21

INDIANOLA, Iowa — Coe broke free from a 14-14 halftime deadlock by finding the endzone on three of four third-quarter drives. Josh Rekers threw two touchdown passes and ran in a score from one yard out to give the Kohawks a 35-14 lead. He finished the day 21-of-31 passing for 273 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions. Coe had a slight 404-333 total yards advantage and held the Storm to a 5-for-15 success rate on third downs. Simpson has now lost three straight after a 3-0 start that included a win against then-No. 21 Illinois Wesleyan.

Coe (3-3, 2-1) 7 7 21 0 — 35
Simpson (3-3, 0-3) 0 14 7 0 — 21

C — Lahr 6 run (Abbas kick) (1:16 1st, 0-7)
C — Lenstra 5 run (Abbas kick) (11:51 2nd, 0-14)
S — Calvert 1 run (Jensen kick) (3:58 2nd, 14-7)
S — Berkey 18 run (Jensen kick) (0:35 2nd, 14-14)
C — Lenstra 50 pass from Rekers (Abbas kick) (13:10 3rd, 21-14)
C — Kopp 18 pass from Rekers (Abbas kick) (10:47 3rd, 28-14)
C — Rekers 1 run (Abbas kick) (2:04 3rd, 35-14)
S — Holland 55 pass from Berkey (Jensen kick) (0:00 3rd, 35-21)

Individual Leaders

Rushing — Coe: Lahr 21-94-1, Storla 8-45; Simpson: Berkey 10-62-1, Calvert 15-51-1

Passing — Coe: Rekers 21-31-273-2; Simpson: Berkey 19-34-190-1

Receiving — Coe: Lensing 5-70, Lenstra 3-63-1; Simpson: Holland 8-112-1, Kain 3-19

Tackles — Coe: Atwater 10, Schmitz 8 (1 TFL); Simpson: Abernathy 16 (1 TFL), Venteicher 12

Attendance — 3,873

No. 6 Wartburg 42, Dubuque 9

Next Up (Oct. 25)

1 p.m. — Loras (1-5, 0-3) @ Simpson (3-3, 0-3)
1 p.m. — Buena Vista (4-2, 3-0) @ Dubuque (2-4, 1-2)
1 p.m. — Central (4-2, 2-1) @ Coe (3-3, 2-1)
1 p.m. — Luther (4-2, 1-2) @ No. 6 Wartburg (6-0, 3-0)

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