Successful Weekend for Bulldog Football
The University of Minnesota Duluth Football team continues to impress after losing in week one of the season.
The Bulldogs made it six consecutive wins after Saturday afternoon's 39-19 victory over the Northern State University Wolves. UMD is now 6-1 on the season.
UMD kept things on the ground this weekend, scoring all five of their touchdowns via the rush. Camped on Northern's one yard line on back to back drives, offensive lineman Nolan Folkert ran in a pair of touchdowns for the Bulldogs. Folkert now has four rushing touchdowns on the season.
The Drew Bauer to Nate Ricci hookup stayed hot as Ricci caught six passes for 146 yards from Bauer. Ricci has passed the century mark for receiving in four of the seven games so far this season.
“Ricci is a phenomenal player, so anytime I can get the ball up to him is good. I never have doubt in him,” Bauer said.
Oddly enough, the last time Drew Bauer didn’t have a touchdown pass in a game was October 31 of last year against Northern State. This time, Bauer threw 18 completions on 33 attempts for 290 yards. The senior quarterback also tacked on 59 rushing yards to last Saturday’s resume.
UMD finished the game only giving up 270 yards of total offense to the Wolves, which is well below its season average of 391.6 yards per game.
“That might’ve been our most complete game all year, special teams and defense were as good as they have been all year,” head coach Curt Wiese said. “Offensively, Drew Bauer has his guys outside and our offensive lineman guys make a lot of plays.”
With Saturday’s win, the Bulldogs re-enter the American Football Coaches Association poll, coming in at No. 24.