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Lights facing a daunting rematch with the powerful Orediggers


October 20, 2017

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

MSU-Northern quarterback Tommy Wilson throws a pass during a Frontier Conference game against Montana Tech last month at Blue Pony Stadium. The Lights play the Orediggers for a second time, with the rematch coming Saturday in Butte.

The Montana State University-Northern football team saw first-hand how lethal the Montana Tech Orediggers are. Last month, the Orediggers scored 70 points and set three school records in a 70-27 win over the Lights at Blue Pony Stadium.

Now Northern has to face the same Oredigger offense, and this time, it's in Butte's Alumni Coliseum, and not the friendly confines of Blue Pony Stadium. Northern (0-6, 1-6) and No. 11 Montana Tech (5-1, 5-1) have a rematch set for Saturday at 1 p.m. in Butte.

And while the Lights are keenly aware of how good the Orediggers are, especially on offense, where...

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