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Knights Win Fifth-Straight with Victory over Spartans

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DUBUQUE, Iowa-- The Wartburg football team (6-1 overall, 4-0 IIAC) won its fifth-straight game with the 22-15 win over Iowa Conference opponent, Dubuque (4-3, 3-1) to remain as the only undefeated team in conference play.

After senior Jake Holsteen (Mediapolis) caught a 17-yard pass from classmate Taylor Jacobsmeier (Wapello) with 0:35 remaining, the Spartans had the ball on their own 27-yard line with 0:31 to play.

Dubuque brought the ball to the Wartburg 48 but an interception by junior Andrew Ganshirt (Dubuque) helped seal the win.

The Spartans were the first team on the board as they scored a safety in the first quarter after they blocked a Wartburg punt in the end zone.

Dubuque tried to extend its lead in the second quarter, but was unsuccessful on a 44-yard field goal attempt.

Jacobsmeier gave the Knights the 6-2 lead as he kept the ball himself for a four-yard touchdown run and the score was 7-2 after sophomore Michael Bohlke (Manchester) made the extra point kick.

In the third quarter, the Spartans took the 8-7 lead as quarterback Bryan Bradshaw ran it in from five-yards out, but were unsuccessful on the two-point conversion.

Holsteen scored his first touchdown of the day on the Orange and Black's ensuing drive, this one for a three-yard reception. Wartburg was successful on its two-point conversion as junior Donald Miller (Maywood) caught Jacobsmeier's pass.

The Spartans knotted the score on their next drive to make the score 15-15.

The Knights got the ball back on their own 32-yard line late in the fourth quarter and constructed a seven play, 68-yard drive to take the 22-15 lead.

Jacobsmeier led the Orange and Black in all-purpose yards as he had 87 yards on the ground and 70 through the air.

Holsteen led all receivers with four catches for 62 yards and two touchdowns and set new career marks in every category.

Junior Drew Kooi (Minooka, Ill.) led all defenders with his career-best 12 tackles (five solo and seven assist). Classmate Chase Kloepfer (Cedar Rapids) had 4.5 sacks for a loss of 34 yards.

Wartburg returns to action next Saturday when it hosts Coe at 1 p.m.

Nov. 18: All times Eastern
Final
Husson 23, at Springfield 21
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at Berry 34, Huntingdon 20
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at Delaware Valley 35, Western New England 0
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at Brockport 66, Plymouth State 0
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Frostburg State 35, at Wittenberg 7
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at Mount Union 21, Washington and Lee 0
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at Wesley 45, RPI 27
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at Washington and Jefferson 31, Johns Hopkins 28
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at Trine 63, Monmouth 24
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at Mary Hardin-Baylor 50, Chapman 6
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Case Western Reserve 28, at Illinois Wesleyan 0
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at UW-Oshkosh 63, Lakeland 0
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at St. Thomas 47, Eureka 8
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at Wartburg 35, Franklin 34
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at North Central (Ill.) 17, St. John's 7
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at Linfield 27, Hardin-Simmons 13
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Nov. 25: All times Eastern
12:00 PM
Wesley at Brockport
12:00 PM
Case Western Reserve at Mount Union
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12:00 PM
Frostburg State at Washington and Jefferson
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12:00 PM
Husson at Delaware Valley
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1:00 PM
Berry at St. Thomas
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1:00 PM
North Central (Ill.) at UW-Oshkosh
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1:00 PM
Linfield at Mary Hardin-Baylor
1:00 PM
Trine at Wartburg
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Nov. 19: All times Eastern
Final
at Alfred 29, Stevenson 16
@ University of Delaware
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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
12:00 PM
Frostburg State at Washington and Jefferson
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12:00 PM
Husson at Delaware Valley
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1:00 PM
Berry at St. Thomas
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1:00 PM
North Central (Ill.) at UW-Oshkosh
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1:00 PM
Linfield at Mary Hardin-Baylor
1:00 PM
Trine at Wartburg
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