Despite a highly contested battle throughout, the UMD football team fell short in triple overtime Saturday against Missouri Western in NCAA Tournament competition. The devastating final outcome of the season left the Dogs with a missed opportunity and long ride home.
In his final game as a Bulldog, quarterback Chase Vogler played stupendously, going 14-of-20 for 195 yards through the air, complemented nicely with 184 yards on the ground, accounting for 379 all purpose yards. Vogler made big plays, got his team into scoring position, all while remaining composed and resilient throughout.
The last play of the game did not turn out in Vogler's favor; while rolling out of the pocket during a two-point conversion attempt, he stumbled, ending the game and closing out the season.
Offensive play flourished for each team via strategic game plans that exposed their opponent. The Bulldogs had 603 yards of total offense, scored 55 points and throughout the afternoon handled a solid Missouri Western defense. The offense moved the ball, but ultimately came up short at the end.
The Bulldogs finish the 2012 season at 10-2.
BY BILL ZIEGLER firstname.lastname@example.org