By Kim Staudinger
The Montana State University-Northern football team, coming off a loss last weekend to a tough Carroll College team, is looking forward to this weekend's game against Dickinson State.
"Year in and year out Dickinson has a good, solid football team," head coach Walt Currie said. "They have a lot of Montana kids on their team, so it could become a good rivalry for us."
"What we really need is a win, we are expecting a win," starting cornerback Nate Walters said. "We are going to go out there and get some stuff done."
Currie says his team needs to "play a little better on special teams and block better offensively," but hopes his defense is as tough as it was against Carroll.
"Hopefully the same defense will show up this week as last weekend because it was pretty solid," he said. "My team feels they can compete with this football team they are playing."
"Our defense is playing well," Walters said. "This will be a big game for our defensive linemen since they (Dickinson) have a team that likes to run the ball."
Currie feels the game is a pretty even matchup, but feels his team may have an advantage on defense.
"Our strength is defensively against the run; our defensive line is strong and they like to run the ball," he said.
Currie says he hopes his team can have a "little better offensive showing this weekend." But, Walters doesn't see that as a worry at all.
"The offense has the intensity in their eye," he said. "They have something to prove and I think they will go out and do it."