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Digging Machine: No. 6 Orediggers 70, Lights 27

Nationally ranked Tech smashes records in Lights' home debut


September 11, 2017

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Montana State University-Northern defensive backs Jarrod Lucas, left, and Dylan Kelley, right, hit Montana Tech's Jed Fike during Saturday's Frontier Conference game at Blue Pony Stadium. The No. 6 Orediggers outscored the Lights 70-27.

The Montana State University-Northern Lights knew exactly what they were up against in their home opener against the Montana Tech Orediggers. And that's why the start to Saturday's Frontier Conference game inside a sweltering and smoky Blue Pony Stadium was so exciting.

On just Northern's second play from scrimmage, junior quarterback Tommy Wilson found freshman Marvin Williams streaking up the right sideline, and with the catch in hand Williams turned the play into an 82-yard touchdown and a 6-0 Northern lead just :40 into the contest.

And while the play ignited the Northern faithful int...

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