DICKINSON, ND- The Dickinson State University Football team defeated the Valley City State University Vikings on Saturday in the Blue Hawks home opener with a score of 38-13.
Jacob Duilio put the Vikings on the board first in the first quarter with a touchdown run to lead the Blue Hawks 6-0 after a failed extra point conversion.
Johnson would add a 20 yard field goal late in the second quarter to put the Blue Hawks up 17-6 going into halftime.
Early in the third quarter, Ray connected with Jamion Lindsey for a 35 yard touchdown pass to put the Blue Hawks up 24-6 then on the next series, Tray Boone ran in a five yard rushing touchdown to put DSU up 31-6.
Jake Peterson would score on a 14 yard touchdown pass from Kurtis Walls late in the third quarter to put the Vikings down 31-13.
The last scoring of the game came on a one yard touchdown run by Boone for his second touchdown of the game and put the Blue Hawks up 38-13 and beat the Vikings.
Dickinson State finished with 233 rushing yards and 219 passing yards for a total of 452 yards.
Valley City State finished with 102 rushing yards and 205 passing yards for a total of 307 yards.
Boone led the running game for the Blue Hawks with 74 yards on 20 carries with 2 touchdowns. Ray connected on 12-18 passes for 219 yards and two touchdowns. Lindsey hauled in 3 catches for 70 yards and a touchdown.
Duilio led the Vikings running game with 101 yards on 27 rushes with a touchdown. Walls connected on 20-36 passing attempts with a touchdown pass. Colby Lum led the Viking receivers with three receptions for 80 yards.
Nicholas McBeain led the Viking defense with 19 tackles.
The Blue Hawks are now 1-1 on the season and host Northwestern (IA) next Saturday at the Biesiot Activities Center. Kick off is set for 1:00 PM (MDT).