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Dubuque 41, Rockford 7

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DUBUQUE, Iowa — The University of Dubuque Spartan football team has been waiting for this night to come since they finished last season with a road victory in Storm Lake. A higher power had other ideas and kept the Spartans and the visiting Rockford College Regents waiting in anticipation of the 2010 football season to begin on Thursday.

A typical midwest storm blew in just as pre-game countdown was about to start while lightning and thunder in the area forced a half hour delay. Once the game kicked-off, UD would turn to their pre-season All-American in Michael Zweifel who finished the night with 12 catches and 162 yards in receiving. The big question entering the game was the battle for starting quarterback position and it would be filled by sophomore Wyatt Hanus. Despite not starting a collegiate contest, Hanus found his targets scattered around the field and finished by completing a 20-27 attempt night for 311 yards and helping UD to a decisive 41-7 victory.

The Spartans receiving corps would finish under the lights with three receptions to three receivers with Zweifel's longest being from 44 yards, DeMacus Fleming from 55 yards and Miles Hookstead from 54 yards. Five receivers caught passes as the running game had 113 net yards and led by Justin Spaulding who rushed 16 times for 66 yards.

Leonard Brady Jr. dropped a punt return early, but bounced back and ran a punt return in for a touchdown from 73 yards. It was a night of big plays for the Spartans as punter Aaron Laskowski airmailed his first attempt of the night for 61 yards. Steve Jones stepped in to help a lackluster kicking game and on kick-offs averaged 57 yards in seven attempts. UD could easily have finished the night with over 500 yards of offense if the Spartans key penalties had not taken away at least three more long plays.

Defensively the Spartans were led by Toney Bailey III who finished with 11 tackles. Stephen Vassalotti finished with three tackles for losses of eight yards and one sack for a loss of five yards. Ryan Stodden had seven tackles in the victory. UD ended with seven tackles for losses of 18 yards.

The Spartans debuted a spectacular live video and replay on the jumbo sized Daktronics scoreboard to the delight of the many fans in attendance. This year also marked the debut of video streaming online for fans across the world via a fully customized, Flash-based media player; real-time access to listener and viewer.

UD will be on the road the next two weekends, meeting UW-Platteville next week at 7:00 p.m. before hopping a bus and riding to Pella to face top-ranked Central College on Sept. 18.

Nov. 18: All times Eastern
Final
Husson 23, at Springfield 21
Video Video Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at Berry 34, Huntingdon 20
Video Video Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at Delaware Valley 35, Western New England 0
Video Box Score Recap
Final
at Brockport 66, Plymouth State 0
Video Box Score Recap Photos
Final
Frostburg State 35, at Wittenberg 7
Video Box Score Recap
Final
at Mount Union 21, Washington and Lee 0
Video Box Score Photos
Final
at Wesley 45, RPI 27
Video Box Score Recap
Final
at Washington and Jefferson 31, Johns Hopkins 28
Video Box Score Recap
Final
at Trine 63, Monmouth 24
Video Box Score Photos
Final
at Mary Hardin-Baylor 50, Chapman 6
Video Box Score Recap
Final
Case Western Reserve 28, at Illinois Wesleyan 0
Video Box Score Recap
Final
at UW-Oshkosh 63, Lakeland 0
Video Recap Photos Box Score
Final
at St. Thomas 47, Eureka 8
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Final - OT
at Wartburg 35, Franklin 34
Video Preview Box Score Live stats Photos
Final
at North Central (Ill.) 17, St. John's 7
Video Box Score Recap
Final
at Linfield 27, Hardin-Simmons 13
Box Score Photos
Nov. 25: All times Eastern
12:00 PM
Wesley at Brockport
12:00 PM
Case Western Reserve at Mount Union
Video Preview Preview Live stats Audio Tickets
12:00 PM
Frostburg State at Washington and Jefferson
Video Live stats Audio
12:00 PM
Husson at Delaware Valley
Video Live stats
1:00 PM
Berry at St. Thomas
Video Live stats Live stats Audio Audio
1:00 PM
North Central (Ill.) at UW-Oshkosh
Video Live stats Live stats Audio
1:00 PM
Linfield at Mary Hardin-Baylor
1:00 PM
Trine at Wartburg
Video Live stats
Nov. 18: All times Eastern
Final
Muhlenberg 32, at Carnegie Mellon 6
@ Newark, Del.
Video Box Score
Final
at Franklin and Marshall 21, Widener 7
Video Box Score
Final
Susquehanna 28, at Albright 9
Video Box Score
Final
at Berry 34, Huntingdon 20
Video Video Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at Brockport 66, Plymouth State 0
Video Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at Mount Union 21, Washington and Lee 0
Video Box Score Photos
Final
at Trine 63, Monmouth 24
Video Box Score Photos
Final
at Wesley 45, RPI 27
Video Box Score Recap
Final
at Washington and Jefferson 31, Johns Hopkins 28
Video Box Score Recap
Final
Frostburg State 35, at Wittenberg 7
Video Box Score Recap
Final
at Delaware Valley 35, Western New England 0
Video Box Score Recap
Final
Husson 23, at Springfield 21
Video Video Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at Framingham State 48, Curry 14
Video Box Score
Final
Cortland 35, at Union 28
Box Score Recap
Final
Case Western Reserve 28, at Illinois Wesleyan 0
Video Box Score Recap
Final - OT
at Wartburg 35, Franklin 34
Video Preview Box Score Live stats Photos
Final
at Mary Hardin-Baylor 50, Chapman 6
Video Box Score Recap
Final
at UW-Oshkosh 63, Lakeland 0
Video Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at North Central (Ill.) 17, St. John's 7
Video Box Score Recap
Final
at St. Thomas 47, Eureka 8
Video Video Box Score Recap Photos Photos
Final
at Linfield 27, Hardin-Simmons 13
Box Score Photos
Final
at Ithaca 27, Salisbury 17
@ Newark, Del.
Video Box Score Recap
Final
at WPI 17, SUNY-Maritime 3
Box Score Recap
Nov. 19: All times Eastern
Final
at Alfred 29, Stevenson 16
@ University of Delaware
Video Box Score Recap