After a scoreless first quarter, Ricks took the lead in the second period on touchdowns by Nick Hyde and a Robbie Haas pass to Jon Clark.
Dixie countered with a second quarter score and it was 14-7 at the half. As the third quarter opened, Ricks missed a chance to take control of the game when a sure pass interception was dropped. One minute later,
Dixie's Singa Iloa picked off a tipped Viking pass. The interception turned into a Waylon Bond touchdown tying the score at 14-14. Three minutes later, the Vikings tried a trick play with a double reverse ending in a pass to Robbie Haas. Dixie's Jason Lee picked off the throw and returned in 70 yards for a touchdown and a 21-14 Dixie lead. As the third quarter ended, Dixie's Aaron Sain scored from the one and it was 28-14 Dixie.
With 13:27 left, Ricks began a drive at their own 5. Six minutes later, Ricks QB Robbie Haas hit Brantley Oakey on a screen pass for a 26 yard touchdown cutting the Rebels lead to 28-21. The Rebels were hit with three personal foul penalties on the drive. Dixie took over possession and on their first offensive play, QB Waylon Bond was stripped of the ball, Eric Tevaga recovering for Ricks at the Dixie 27.
Three plays later, Haas hit Nate Hahm from 29 yards out and the game was tied. Ricks had possession one more time in regulation and tried to win with a 52 yard field goal attempt. It was blocked. In OT, Ricks was called for pass interference at the two. Dixie scored and took the lead. (Star TE Jon Clark and QB Robbie Haas at right)
Ricks took it's turn in overtime and promptly dropped a pass in the endzone. After picking up a first down, QB Robbie Haas was sacked and fumbled the ball. Dixie recovered, ending the game and the Vikings undefeated season.
Next up, the Vikings wait to see who they will play in the Real Dairy Bowl, November 30, in Pocatello.
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Box Score (Final)
Ricks College (Record: 9-1) vs Dixie College (Record: 8-1)
Score by Quarters 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - OT - Score
Ricks College 0 - 14 - 0 - 14 - 0 - 28
RC - DC
FIRST DOWNS: 26 - 18
RUSHING: Ricks College-Udy, M 17-42; Harrigfeld, C 6-34; Mortensen, D 1-7; Christensen, T 2-4; Hyde, N 1-3; Oakey, B 3-3; Doman, J 1-1; Stevens, D 1-minus 8; Haas, R 7-minus 20. Dixie College-Sain, A. 11-84; Lomu, J. 10-36; Bond, W. 12-30; Stoddard, K. 3-1; Dunham, T. 1-minus 11.
PASSING: Ricks College-Haas, R 25-48-1-264; Oakey, B 0-1-1-0; Stevens, D 0-0-0-0. Dixie College-Bond, W. 13-33-0-143.
RECEIVING: Ricks College-Oakey, B 8-39; Clark, J 5-85; Mortensen, D 4-64; Doman, J 3-32; Hahm, N 2-42; Novotny, R 1-11; Harrigfeld, C 1-0; Knuppenburg, L 1-minus 9. Dixie College-Adams, J. 5-68; Bennett, M 5-55; Johnson, J. 3-20.
INTERCEPTIONS: Ricks College-None. Dixie College-Lee, J. 1-70; Iloa, S.1-26.
FUMBLES: Ricks College-Oakey, B 1-0; Haas, R 1-1. Dixie College-Bond, W. 1-1.